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New edition of the Tobacco Atlas catalogues catastrophic toll of tobacco worldwide

...ffective taxation and premature death: Because 25 percent of smokers die and many more become ill during their most productive years, income loss devastates families and communities. Cigarettes are the world's most widely smuggled legal consumer product. In 2006, about 600 billion smuggled cigarettes mad...

U.S. and European Advocacy Groups Launch United, Global Campaign to Prevent Cervical Cancer

...as the global symbol for cervical cancer prevention and will help all participating groups unite behind a core set of messages. "Cervical cancer devastates too many women's lives around the world, with nearly 300,000 women dying from this disease each year," said Dr. Anne Szarewski, interim president of t...

Fewer than 1 in 10 Nurses Now Smoke

...t of nonsmokers, according to the findings, published in the November/December edition of Nursing Research . "Nurses witness firsthand how smoking devastates the health of their patients with cancer and respiratory and cardiovascular diseases," principal investigator Linda Sarna, a professor at the UCLA Sch...

Landmark study defines benefits of early HIV testing and treatment for infected infants

...s Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, and the departments of health of the Western Cape and Gauteng in South Africa. "HIV devastates the nascent immune systems of infants very quickly, yet too many HIV-infected infants do not get tested for the virus, get tested too late or get test...

UCLA study reveals smoking's effect on nurses' health, death rates

...ng U.S. nurses and emphasize the importance of supporting smoking cessation programs in the nursing field. "Nurses witness firsthand how smoking devastates the health of their patients with cancer and respiratory and cardiovascular diseases," said principal investigator Linda Sarna, D.N.Sc, a professor at...

Protein can nurture or devastate brain cells, depending on its 'friends,' researchers find

...s to interact with all sorts of other proteins inside cells and modify them through a process called protein phosphorylation. Whether Cdk5 nurtures or devastates depends on the state of its partner and the proteins it modifies. "Like all of us, Cdk5 can influence others, in this case other proteins," Dr. Eis...

New imaging technique for tracking Alzheimer's

...how how Alzheimer's disease shrinks the hippocampus, a key area of the brain for memory and learning. And post-mortem studies revealed how the disease devastates even larger brain areas. This is the first time a three-dimensional time lapse video of the progress// of Alzheimer's disease in living patients has b...
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Nobel Prize-Winning Discovery

...boratory. Smithies and Evans recognized the potential of this discovery, using knock-out and knock-in mice to study cystic fibrosis. This disorder devastates multiple organ systems in one out of every 3,700 babies born in the United States, shortening their life expectancy to 33 years. Ten million Americans...
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Pulp mill devastates swans' sanctuary in Chile

A recently opened pulp mill in Chile has devastated one of South America's most biologically outstanding wetlands, decimating its famed population of black-necked swans, along with most other bird life, a WWF-led team of investigators said Monday. "What was probably the largest population of bla...

Scientists demonstrate means of reducing Alzheimer's-like plaques in fly brain

... NEP in flies. This is a powerful genetic model system that we hope will lead us to discover novel therapeutics to combat Alzheimer's, a disease that devastates so many people every year." ...

Group led by Stanford physicist says there's an urgent need for nuclear detectives

... A terrorist nuclear explosion devastates Manhattan, but no group takes credit. The pressure on the U.S. president to retaliate is intense. Acting on sketchy information, the president orders ...
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Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy; University of California, Irvine Stem Cell Scientist; and California Stem Cell Announce Collaboration for Safety Studies for Stem Cell Therapy in Spinal Muscular Atrophy

...MA and UCI and optimistic, based on preliminary data, about the very real potential for success in developing a cell transplant therapy for SMA, which devastates so many families." said Chris Airriess, Chief Operating Officer, CSC. Studies are being conducted in parallel at both the Keirstead laboratory at ...
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