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The iconic 125-year-old Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton near San Jose, California, is facing the threat of closure...
Recent results from the Curiosity Mars rover have helped scientists formulate a plan for the next phase of its mission...
A new, remarkably powerful drug that cripples the hepatitis C virus (HCV) came to market last week, but it sells for $...
In pretoothbrush populations, gumlines would often be marred by a thick, visible crust of calcium phosphate, food...
Evolutionary biologists have long studied how the Mexican tetra, a drab fish that lives in rivers and creeks but has...
Victorian astronomers spent countless hours laboriously charting the positions of stars in the sky. Such sky mapping,...
In an ambitious project to study 1000 years of sickness and health, researchers are excavating the graveyard of the now...
Stefan Behnisch has won awards for designing science labs and other buildings that are smart, sustainable, and...
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Last month, the World Health Organization announced that cell phones might cause brain cancer, a conclusion based on reviewing experiments done in cells, animals, and people. The classification was far from definitive and reflects how tough it is to say whether something causes cancer. But it has far-reaching implications for regulators, the courts, and the general public.
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Mireille Toledano is a senior lecturer in Epidemiology at Imperial College London. Her current research includes cancer mapping and clustering, and various projects in the field of non-ionizing radiation epidemiology. Most recently she has led the launch of the UK COSMOS study, the largest study worldwide to investigate cell phone use and possible long term health effects.
Mary McBride is an epidemiologist and Research Scientist in Cancer Control Research at the British Columbia Cancer Agency. She has led and contributed to epidemiologic research programs on the causes of childhood cancer and the relationship between non‐ionizing electromagnetic fields (ELF‐EMF and RF) and cancer, in Canada, the US, Europe, and for the World Health Organization.