February 25, 2011
Seeking Alzheimer's Answers Among Fruit Flies
Medical research often
involves a great deal of creativity, finding unique ways to solve
challenging problems. But scientists can face skepticism when using
creative methods to research human diseases, particularly when
those methods involve animals or insects.
Virus Unlikely to Advance Deadly Lung Disease:
Most patients struggling
with a progressive and fatal form of lung disease called idiopathic
pulmonary fibrosis do
not risk a worsening of their condition as a result of
exposure to a viral infection, new research indicates.
Study Finds Drop in Online Sales of Cigarettes
A 2005 voluntary federal ban
on the use of credit cards to buy cigarettes online, coupled with a
ban on all commercial shipping of such purchases within the United
States, has effectively curtailed the popularity of Web sites that
sell cigarettes, new research reveals.