Balance sheet.Benign Trend
Death rates from cancer fall as prevention programs launched in recent years take hold. Lung cancer is hit by anti-smoking efforts, but all cancers get the one-two punch of better diagnosis and treatment.
Researchers at the Vermont Lung Center use adult human stem cell transplantation Stem Cell Transplantation Definition
Stem cells are basic human cells that reproduce (replicate) easily, providing a continuous source of new, sometimes different types of cells. to regrow Re`grow´
v. i. & t. 1. To grow again.
The snail had power to regrow them all [horns, tongue, etc.]
- A. B. Buckley.
Verb 1. lung tissue. With further study the technique may be effective in treating diseases such as emphysema and cystic fibrosis.
Linux distributor Red Hat gets fed up with the SCO Group's legal war against Linux and files its own put-up-or-shut-up lawsuit against the company. SCO has claimed that Linux contains unauthorized elements of SCO's own Unix operating system Noun 1. UNIX operating system - trademark for a powerful operating system
UNIX, UNIX system
operating system, OS - (computer science) software that controls the execution of computer programs and may provide various services .
Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) introduces legislation to make the Pentagon, the CIA CIA: see Central Intelligence Agency.
(1) (Confidentiality Integrity Authentication) The three important concerns with regards to information security. Encryption is used to provide confidentiality (privacy, secrecy). , and any other arm of the national security state report to Congress on their use of commercial databases to find bad guys. Congress must "find out on behalf of all Americans what federal agencies are hoping to do with their personal information," Wyden says.
A study published in Nature points to "anti-aging" enzymes that could be used to treat diseases associated with old age. Resveratrol res·ver·a·trol
A natural compound found in grapes, mulberries, peanuts, and other plants or food products, especially red wine, that may protect against cancer and cardiovascular disease by acting as an antioxidant, antimutagen, and , one of the enzymes, has long been associated with the beneficial health effects of red wine.
Cancer, HIV HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), either of two closely related retroviruses that invade T-helper lymphocytes and are responsible for AIDS. There are two types of HIV: HIV-1 and HIV-2. HIV-1 is responsible for the vast majority of AIDS in the United States. , and multiple sclerosis patients in the Netherlands can go to their doctors for a pot prescription as the country becomes the first in the world to put medical marijuana a prescription away. The Health Ministry buys the herb from two companies licensed to grow it and then packages the pot into small tubs and sends it to drugstores.
Voting machine maker Diebold hawks its wares to states at the same time its CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. raises cash for Republicans. Were Democrats in power, they would doubtless be the object of the pitches. In sum, the motivation is as predictable as it is unseemly.
Attorney General John Ashcroft's attempt to justify the PATRIOT Act includes a national tour of TV studios-but a ban on print reporters at Ashcroft press conferences--and a Web site, lifeandliberty.gov, that is pure propaganda. Not exactly advancing the ball there, John.
An animal rights group called the Revolutionary Cells bombs a California biotech firm because of its association with animal testing. Damage is minor, but the intent was not. In a public statement, the attackers call the firm's employees "animal-killing scum."
Reasonably good relations between Israel and Turkey are at risk over oil from Iraq. Both countries want oil from the Kirkuk oil fields to flow through pipelines to their ports. Someone is gonna lose.
A former White House counterterrorism coun·ter·ter·ror
Intended to prevent or counteract terrorism: counterterror measures; counterterror weapons.
Action or strategy intended to counteract or suppress terrorism. expert confirms that members of the bin Laden family The bin Laden family (Arabic: بن لادن), also spelled bin Ladin, is a rather wealthy family intimately connected with the innermost circles of the Saudi royal family. were allowed to fly out of the country in the wake of the g/11 attacks. Some 140 Saudis left on at least four flights without any FBI exit interviews. It is still a mystery who in the Bush administration arranged the flights.
Guerrilla activity picks up in forgotten Afghanistan amid signs that the Taliban is re-forming. The government in Kabul still has little influence in outlying areas, especially those bordering Pakistan.