There’s a story out of Wisconsin about former employees of CSX Railroad looking into the use of asbestos in their workplace. “They claim asbestos was present in various types of packing materials, gaskets, floor tile, ceiling paint, brake shoes, steam hoses, firebrick, and welding gloves.” More on asbestos exposure.
The American Chemical Society announced the 2006 Heroes of Chemistry awards, and included on the list is Edward C. Taylor from Princeton and a couple scientists from Eli Lilly, for introducing pemetrexed (Alimta) to the world. Every type of solid tumor thus far examined clinically has responded to this new agent. The awards ceremony is set for Sunday.