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October 5, 2010 • Volume 7 / Number 19

NEWS

An illustration that shows how nicotine attaches to nerve cells in the brain at receptors on the cell membrane. Experts Urge Further Research on Nicotine Reduction to Decrease Tobacco Addiction

Tobacco control experts are calling for additional research on reducing the nicotine content of cigarettes and other tobacco products. Nicotine reduction, they wrote in an article published online October 1 in Tobacco Control, has the potential to profoundly affect smoking rates in the United States, but many outstanding questions remain and will require a focused and collaborative research effort. Read more > >

Science Shots

An image of the vasculature of a tumor grown in a mouse, as seen with a Zeiss LSM 510 confocal microscope. The tumor cells were genetically labeled with Cerulean, and the tumor vasculature was illuminated with Dextran-fluorescein isothiocyanate. What is this? Click on the image to find out.
An image of the vasculature of a tumor grown in a mouse, as seen with a Zeiss LSM 510 confocal microscope. The tumor cells (blue) were genetically labeled with Cerulean, and the tumor vasculature (green) was illuminated with Dextran-fluorescein isothiocyanate. (Image courtesy of Dr. P. Charles Lin of NCI-Frederick)
  

IN DEPTH

UPDATES

  • Cancer.gov Update

    • NCI Launches Redesigned Science Serving People Web Site
  • Notes

    • NCI to Host Science Writers’ Seminar on Human Papillomavirus
    • NCI Launches Next Phase of Nanotechnology Program
    • NCI Awards Grants to Increase Public Awareness of Pediatric Cancers
    • President’s Cancer Panel Discusses Future of the National Cancer Program

Selected articles from past issues of the NCI Cancer Bulletin are available in Spanish.

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