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tobacco

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Tobacco farms--a vehicle for growing fuel?

Aiming for a breakthrough in biofuel production, Berkeley National Lab project seeks to tweak tobacco plants with hydrocarbon-producing properties of algae and cyanobacteria.

By February 27, 2012

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Genetically modified tobacco plants to fight HIV?

U.K. researchers announce approval to launch the first human clinical trial of a genetically modified anti-HIV microbicide called P2G12, grown in Germany.

By July 19, 2011

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Is wireless the new tobacco?

A new report claims that cell phones may indeed cause brain tumors, and Brian Cooley is not surprised.

August 28, 2009

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Gates and Bloomberg to announce $500 million anti-tobacco donation

Bill Gates and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg are expected to announced a $500 million donation to fight tobacco use in developing countries, according to a CNBC report.

By July 23, 2008

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Supreme Court to weigh online tobacco sales rift

Federal courts have dismissed a Maine state law that backers argue is vital to preventing kids from buying cigarettes online. The high court may decide whether to revive it.

By June 26, 2007

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Bill Gates-funded super bananas ready for human testing

Genetically modified bananas loaded with vitamin A are scheduled to go into human trials in the US with the aim of improving nutrition in Africa.

By June 16, 2014

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The dirty little secret behind smoking cessation apps

A study of the most popular smoking cessation apps finds very few use evidence-based practices proven to help smokers quit.

By November 15, 2013

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Friends don't let friends smoke (says e-cigarette company)

A new ad for NJoy e-cigarettes treads very close to suggesting that e-cigarettes are somehow healthier than your Marlboros. Yes, it even uses the line "friends don't let friends smoke."

By January 4, 2014

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Drug overdose caused death of hacker

ATM hacker Barnaby Jack's death was an accidental drug overdose, said San Francisco's medical examiner's office.

By January 3, 2014

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Powdered alcohol approved (hiccup or hooray?)

In a decision that some might deem surprising, the Treasury Department has approved a patent for a product called Palcolhol, a powdered form of vodka and other drinks. And yes, you just add water.

By April 21, 2014