Articles by Trevor Stokes
- $60 Lightbulbs: Philips Introduces Bulb That Won $10 Million Contest
April 23 2012 3:21 PM
How much would you spend on a light bulb that lasts 20 years and barely sips electricity? Dutch manufacturer Philips is banking on $60 each bulb, at least for now.
- Antidepressants For Hot Flashes: Mixed Messages
April 23 2012 2:12 PM
New findings suggest that the antidepressant Lexapro might make hot flashes a little less of a nuisance to women -- adding to the mixed bag of results regarding that drug's effect on menopause symptoms.
- FDA Drafts Additional Safety Tests For Nanotech
April 23 2012 11:39 AM
U.S. health regulators said consumer products that use nanotechnology may have unknown effects on the human body, and advised food and cosmetic companies to further study the safety of these tiny particles.
- Faster Than Light Neutrino: More Fall Out From Overturned Experiment
March 30 2012 12:04 PM
The Italian professor who led an experiment which initially appeared to challenge one of the fundaments of modern physics by showing particles moving faster than the speed of light, has resigned after the finding was overturned earlier this month.
- Exploding Dinosaur Carcasses? Didn't Happen Concludes One Research Group
March 29 2012 11:28 AM
Dead dinosaurs likely didn't explode after purification, leaving scattered bones for archeologists to find millions of years later, according to one research group.
- Cancer Killing More Younger People In India, Tobacco Main Cause
March 28 2012 8:43 AM
Cancer is killing younger people in India and affecting far more poor and less-educated villagers than wealthier, better-educated urban people, researchers reported on Wednesday.
- Wanna See Einstein's Brain? Brain Exhibit Shows Sliced of Genius Brain
March 27 2012 2:29 PM
We've pickled it, desiccated it, drilled it, mummified it, chopped it and sliced it over centuries, yet as the most complex entity in the known universe, the human brain remains a mysterious fascination.
- New Antidepressant Research Halts, Research Shows No Difference In Patients
March 23 2012 12:17 PM
The development of a novel antidepressant ground to a halt this week when researchers found it did not make patients feel any better than the pills they were already taking.
- Tuberculosis Infections Reach Lowest Levels In US Since 1953
March 22 2012 2:53 PM
Tuberculosis reached its lowest levels in the United States since 1953, according to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday.
- Pharmacies Accused Of Profiting From Drug Shortages
March 22 2012 8:56 AM
Lawmakers are investigating three pharmacies in Maryland and North Carolina accused of passing critical drugs in short supply directly to wholesalers, who are likely to profit from the scarcity of life-saving medicines, rather than to the patients that need them.
- Medical Test Patents Rejected By Supreme Court
March 21 2012 9:45 AM
The Supreme Court rejected two patents on a method for monitoring a patient's blood to determine the best dosage for a drug, a decision that may affect the profitability of personalized medicine.
- Aspirin A Day Can Keep Cancer At Bay, Studies Show
March 21 2012 8:54 AM
Three new studies published on Wednesday added to growing scientific evidence suggesting that taking a daily dose of aspirin can help prevent, and possibly treat, cancer.
- Anti-Smoking Cigarette Labels Legal, Court Issues
March 20 2012 9:08 AM
A U.S. law requiring large graphic health warnings on cigarette packaging and advertising does not violate the free speech rights of tobacco companies, a federal appeals court ruled on Monday.
- Faster-than-Light Neutrino Experiment Shown To Be Erroneous, Report
March 16 2012 3:09 PM
New research suggests neutrinos that appeared to break a basic law of physics by travelling faster than the speed of light kept within the universal speed limit after all.
- Pfizer, BYU Go To Court In May Over Celebrex, Millions Of Dollars At Stake
March 13 2012 4:17 PM
Pfizer, the world's largest drug maker, is scheduled to appear in court in May over Celebrex, a drug Bingham Young University and researcher Dr. Daniel Simmons claim royalties that could amount to millions to a billion dollars.
- Wolly Mammoth Clone, Korean, Russian Scientists Announce Plans
March 13 2012 11:55 AM
Wolly mammoths last roamed the Earth 10,000 years ago, but a team of Korean and Russian scientists announced their plan to bring the giant mammal back to life, like the fictional 1993 film that brought back dinosaurs.
- $330,000 Burger Made Of Test Tube Meat, Expected In October
March 13 2012 11:10 AM
Burger aficionados will be able to sink their teeth into a $330,000 burger by October, if researchers have their way
- Seeking The Roots Of A US Soldier's Shooting Rampage
March 13 2012 8:45 AM
In the search for an explanation of why a U.S. soldier left his base in Afghanistan at night and killed 16 civilians in their homes, some experts have raised the possibility that mental illness or a brain injury played a role in the massacre.
- Medically-Prescribed Heroin Reduces Addiction Treatment Costs, Study
March 12 2012 2:53 PM
The fight against drugs got a little more interesting after a Canadian research group found that prescribing heroin to junkies may be more cost effective than standard methadone treatments.
- Chemotherapy Side Effects Could Be Reduced, Research
March 12 2012 11:46 AM
Chemotherapy - a grueling treatment of cancer-busting chemicals - could become less toxic for patients based on new research into how cells shuttle the drugs inside.