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Uncle Sam Wants You — Or at Least Your Genetic and Lifestyle Information

Those selected to be members of the “precision medicine cohort” will be asked to provide a detailed medical history and blood samples so researchers can extract DNA...plans to collect information about a person’s lifestyle — diet, exercise, smoking, drink
New York Times
added Jul 23, 2016 20:25

Growing Pains for Field of Epigenetics as Some Call for Overhaul

epigenetics, which describes modifications to the genome that can be passed on to future cells... Smoking, for example, triggers a boom in immature blood cells, which carry epigenetic marks different from those of other cell types in the blood.
New York Times
added Jul 1, 2016 19:09

Smoking linked to inflammation, sperm damage in men

The sperm of men who smoke...have more damaged DNA, fewer active energy-generating mitochondria and more proteins indicating a revved up immune response...“Sperm from these men are thus less capable of achieving fertilization, and, due to high rates of DN
added Jun 30, 2016 20:54

E-cigarettes 'raise the risk of infection by damaging hundreds of genes in the immune system'

Smoking e-cigarettes increases the risk of infection because it damages hundreds of genes in the immune system, new research warns. The devices alter hundreds of genes that control immune cells in the upper respiratory tract - the throat, mouth, nose and
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 27, 2016 14:43

Vapers and Smokers Have Similar Airway Gene Alterations

Vapers showed decreased expression of a large number of immune-related genes, including all genes found to be decreased in cigarette smokers. The findings do not imply that e-cigarette use has the same health impact as cigarette smoking, but they do sugg
MedPage Today
added Jun 25, 2016 15:45

Vapers and Smokers Have Similar Airway Gene Alterations

E-cigarette use is associated with significant changes in immune-related gene expression in the nasal mucosa similar to those reported in cigarette smokers, according to findings from a prospective study that compared gene-expression profiles in nonsmoke
MedPage Today
added Jun 25, 2016 02:00

E-cigarette use can alter hundreds of genes involved in airway immune defense

The long-term health effects of e-cigarettes remain unknown, but toxicologists at UNC are now uncovering how use of e-cigarettes affect genes involved in upper airway immune defense.
added Jun 23, 2016 18:18

[Brazil] Smoking Damages Sperm

Brazilian researchers analyzed the sperm of 20 smokers and 20 nonsmokers and found that the smokers’ sperm was damaged in ways that could reduce the chance of fertilization and might also lead to health problems in the baby. The DNA in smokers’ sperm wa
New York Times Blogs
added Jun 22, 2016 19:27

Smoking may have negative effects on sperm quality

Researchers also assessed 422 proteins in participants' sperm. One protein was absent, 27 proteins were underrepresented, and 6 proteins were over-represented in smokers. Analyses of these proteins suggest that cigarette smoking may promote an inflammato
Medical News TODAY(UK)
added Jun 22, 2016 13:29
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Analysis of the functional aspects and seminal plasma proteomic profile of sperm from smokers

cigarette smoking was associated with an inflammatory state in the accessory glands and in the testis, as shown by enriched proteomic pathways. This state causes an alteration in sperm functional quality, which is characterized by decreased acrosome integ
BJU International (British Association of Urological Surgeons)
added Jun 22, 2016 13:28
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