Wednesday, April 07, 2010

That popping sound?

Two sources:

1) The corks from champagne bottles in every office of 'Big Tobacco' the world over.

2) The heads of thousands of anti-tobacco lobbyists.

Gentlemen, you may smoke.

Smoking kills.

But a new screening technique can predict about three-quarters of the smokers who will eventually develop lethal lung cancers, authors of a groundbreaking study say.

What’s more, the biochemical signatures captured by the diagnostic screen in most cancer-prone smokers could be blocked by a new drug that could prevent the disease from progressing, according to the study released Wednesday in the journal Science Translational Medicine.