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[China] Can't quit smoking? 'Pleasure gene' that regulates the reward hormone 'makes it harder for some smokers to stub out their habit'

The gene in question, dubbed Taq1A, plays a role in processing dopamine, a hormone in the brain which is associated with pleasure and reward, and is released when a person smokes. Scientists at Zhejiang University in China found those people with variat
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Dec 1, 2015 19:36

[UK] Smoking during pregnancy leaves a genetic mark imprinted in your baby's blood 'that's still detectable 5 years later - and could be linked to autism'

New research has shown blood taken from children up to the age of five contains molecular evidence about whether or not their mothers smoked during pregnancy. The findings offer strong evidence that environmental exposures in the womb remain in the body
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 24, 2015 00:05

Presence of an epigenetic signature of prenatal cigarette smoke exposure in childhood ☆

Striking concordance was found between the pattern of prenatal smoking associated DNAm among preschool aged children in SEED and those observed at birth in other studies. These DNAm changes appear to be tobacco-specific. Support vector machine classificat
Environmental Research
added Nov 23, 2015 16:52

Blood from small children 'remembers' prenatal smoking exposure

The findings, published online in the journal Environmental Research, offer strong evidence that environmental exposures that go as far back as the womb may continue to remain in the body and potentially affect someone's health for years after birth. The
added Nov 23, 2015 16:50

[Asia, India] Smoking dads can pass cancer genes to kids

Research conducted at AIIMS has showed that men who smoke or consume tobacco in other forms are more likely to father children suffering from cancer. This is so because microelements present in smoke cause oxidative stress that affects the genetic integr
Times of India
added Nov 16, 2015 22:10
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FDA approves new pill to treat certain patients with non-small cell lung cancer

Tagrisso (osimertinib) is now approved for patients whose tumors have a specific epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation (T790M) and whose disease has gotten worse after treatment with other EGFR-blocking therapy.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
added Nov 14, 2015 13:24

AstraZeneca lung cancer drug given green light in US

AZD9291, which will be sold as Tagrisso, is for advanced non-small-cell lung cancer, the most common form of lung cancer. Tagrisso targets a genetic mutation, known as T790M, that helps tumours evade current lung cancer pills. The drug will be made avail
The Guardian (uk)
added Nov 14, 2015 02:17

Electronic cigarettes induce DNA strand breaks and cell death independently of nicotine in cell lines

E-cigarette vapor, both with and without nicotine, is cytotoxic to epithelial cell lines and is a DNA strand break-inducing agent. Further assessment of the potential carcinogenic effects of e-cigarette vapor is urgently needed.
Oral Oncology
added Nov 11, 2015 00:29
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[Missouri] Trial to study smoking-cessation therapy tailored to a smoker’s DNA

researchers are analyzing DNA samples to identify genetic variations that influence smoking behavior, lung cancer risk and the effectiveness of smoking-cessation treatments. A study at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis may aid efforts
Washington University in St. Louis (MO)
added Nov 7, 2015 20:03
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"Magic" native Australian tobacco plant could be key to space-based food production

discovered a gene in an ancient Australian native tobacco plant that they say is the key to growing crops in space. The plant, Nicotiana benthamiana, has long been used in labs around the world to test viruses and vaccines due to the fact it has no immune
Gizmag (blog)
added Nov 7, 2015 02:31
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