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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


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


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


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


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


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


Supreme Court strikes down law targeting online cigarette sales

A Maine law restricting shipments of tobacco products is toast, though Justice Ginsburg says that Congress should let states regulate Internet shipments of cigarettes.

By February 20, 2008


The fiber's smokin' ('cause we're not)

Virginia using tobacco settlement money to build high-speed networks

By September 24, 2004


New devices prevent people bumming cigarettes off you

Crown7's battery-powered devices use cartridges filled with nicotine, tobacco flavoring, water, and propylene glycol to recreate the sensation of smoking.

By September 19, 2007


China turns up heat on Microsoft in probe of business practices

Following surprise spot check of Microsoft offices in the country last month, China raises new questions about the company's sales and distribution policy.

By August 26, 2014