The 1:00 post - #11 Blogathon 2006, Yo.

It's Blogathon day! 24-hours of Solid Gold Fun!

Oh dear. Bad enough I put that photo on my blog. Dalene decided to spread it around a little. heh.

Just got an email notice that Michele and Wes donated to my Relay site. Thank you!!! Smooches!

Where has the past 30 minutes gone?

This is some news I wanted to spread and 1 pm is middle of the day and perhaps a good time to spread it... First the link to the article on the Cancer Blog - a great and informative site...

and here the article reproduced because I don't want you to miss it:

Nicotine speeds lung cancer
According to experts, nicotine alone is not a cancer-causing agent. However, Srikumar Chellappan and University of South Florida researchers report that nicotine does promote cancer by stimulating cancer cells in the growth of lung cancer tumors.

The researchers explain that tobacco smoke contains a variety of tobacco-specific carcinogens, many of which are derivatives of nicotine that are formed during the curing of tobacco. Researchers studied receptors that bind nicotine, known as nicotinic acetylcholine receptors, nAChRs, and found this process to be in part responsible in the cell proliferation and the progression of lung cancer tumors.

The research article Nicotine induces cell proliferation in its entirety is available online as a PDF document.

Join in the fun by stopping by often and make sure you comment when you do visit. I want to know who comes by. And if you want to donate to my favorite charity - The American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of Hudson, you can do so by Clicking Here!

(If you happen to have Norton Antivirus with Adware blocking installed, you may have a little difficulty because of a bug in their software. You can shut off adware to go to the Blogathon site and sponsor me. Or you can simply head HERE and sponsor me directly on the Relay site.)

Thank you!

No comments: