New Device Detects Deadly Lung Disease

A researcher has developed a simple, cheap and highly accurate device for diagnosing a frequently fatal lung disease which attacks immune deficient individuals such as cancer patients and bone marrow transplant recipients.


Tobacco Giant Reynolds American Buys Lorillard for $24.7B

Reynolds American (the manufacturer of Camel cigarettes) has bought smaller tobacco rival Lorillard (manufacturer of Newport brand cigarettes and Blu e-cigarettes) for $27.4 billion, according to media reports that say the move is intended to improve Reynolds’ market position against its main competitor, the Altria Group (whose top brand is Marlboro).


Smallpox Vials Found in NIH Storage Room

The CDC says 6 vials of potentially deadly smallpox virus were discovered July 1st in “an unused corner of a storage room” on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md.