12 at 10:30 a.m. Interested mass media can also routine interviews with local experts. The State of Tobacco Control 2009 record grades the government, all 50 says and the District of Columbia against founded scientific criteria in four key tobacco control areas: smoke-free air laws, cigarette tax rate, tobacco control and avoidance program funding and protection of cessation remedies and services. SOURCE American Lung Association in California.. ALAC release a third annual Condition of Tobacco Control report card for California AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION IN CALIFORNIA GRADED MORE THAN 400 OF THE STATE’S CITIES AND COUNTIES American Lung Association in California will join civic leaders, medical professionals and local residents release a its third annual Condition of Tobacco Control report card for cities and counties through the entire state of California.Schillers, H., et al. PeakForce Tapping resolves individual microvilli on living cells. J. Mol. Recognit., doi: 10.1002/jmr.2510., Courtesy of Bruker Nano Surfaces Microvilli are smooth, microscopic cellular membrane protrusions present on epithelial cells that action to increase available surface, enhance transmembrane transportation, and serve as mechanosensors. Changes within their morphology and density are associated with diseases, such as celiac disease. As mentioned by Dr. Schillers, immediate observation of microvilli on live cells acquired lengthy eluded the AFM community. Dr. Schillers, lead writer of the article, noted: It was previously impossible to resolve the best possible structures of a live cell like microvilli, however now with the BioScope Resolve, I could image them easily in one hour.