Daily Archives: February 2, 2010

Fighting HIV in developing countries – with tobacco

Fighting HIV with tobacco doesn’t sound like something a doctor would normally recommend. Condoms and/or abstinence are the two standardly recommended methods of avoiding infection, but both clearly have inherent drawbacks.

Tobacco plant-made therapeutic thwarts West Nile virus

Chen, a researcher at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute and professor in the PolyTechnic Campus’ College of Technology and Innovation, is the first to demonstrate a plant-derived treatment to successfully combat West Nile virus after exposure and infection. The research appears in this week’s issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (advanced online edition).

Food Companies Face Fees Under Obama Budget Proposal

WASHINGTON—Food companies and drug makers could face more than $250 million in new fees under a proposal included in the Food

Imperial Tobacco 1Q Good Despite Weak Economy

LONDON -Imperial Tobacco Group PLC (IMT.LN) said Tuesday it has made a good start to the year despite a weak economic environment and hit out at the U.K. government’s latest proposals to strip cigarette packaging of logos and branding.