Drug Compound Kills Breast Cancer Stem Cells.


U.S. researchers have discovered a compound that can kill breast cancer stem cells, a master cell that resists conventional treatment and may explain why many cancers grow back.  The discovery came using a new method of screening for drugs that specifically target and kill cancer stem cells.  The problem is that cancer stem cells are rare and difficult to study in labs because they quickly change in to other types of cells. And they are hard to kill.

Drug compound kills breast cancer stem cells – Cancer- msnbc.com.


E-cigarettes Just As Bad, Says FDA


Federal health officials say they have found cancer-causing ingredients in electronic cigarettes. The FDA said testing of the products from two leading electronic cigarette makers turned up several toxic chemicals including a key ingredient in anti-freeze. Public health advocates have a legitimate problem with the way the products are marketed to young people. Because electronic cigarettes are not under federal tobacco laws, they’re easier for young people to buy. Electronic cigarettes produce a nicotine mist absorbed directly into the lungs.

E-cigarettes contain toxic chemicals, FDA says – Addictions- msnbc.com.

Gov. Schwarzenegger: Wash. needs Weed debate

A politician who listens to his people? After a state wide Field Poll indicated that about 56 percent of California voters support the idea of legalizing marijuana for recreational use and taxing it’s proceeds. This proposal is thought to generate 1.3 billion in revenue for the state, and improve public safety by redirecting law enforcement to more serious crimes. Ok, this could be the start of something big. I’m sure they’ll ruin it somehow. Peace.

Schwarzenegger: Calif. needs pot debate – Life- msnbc.com.