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Smoking and lung disease found to have genetic links

has sought to understand the genetic basis of airflow obstruction and smoking behavior, which they believe is key to determining what causes chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It examines the "genetic architecture of smoking behavior and lung f
Medical News TODAY(UK)
added Oct 8, 2015 10:56
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22nd Century Announces Hiring of Key Executive; Dr. Paul J. Rushton Will Spearhead Growth and Commercialization of 22nd Century’s Plant Biotechnology Portfolio

“Hiring a scientist of Paul Rushton’s caliber – especially given his extensive work in tobacco plant biotechnology – is like finding the proverbial needle in a haystack. He will be invaluable to 22nd Century” Dr. Rushton has published over fifty scienti
Business Wire
added Oct 8, 2015 10:36
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Smoking an MS Risk Factor Among MS Patients' Relatives

Cigarette smoking is a risk factor for developing multiple sclerosis among first-degree relatives of confirmed MS patients, according to an ongoing study of more than 2,600 such individuals.
MedPage Today
added Oct 5, 2015 10:41

Novel insights into the genetics of smoking behaviour, lung function, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (UK BiLEVE): a genetic association study in UK

we identified novel genetic causes of lung function and smoking behaviour. These results provide new insight into the specific mechanisms underlying airflow obstruction, COPD, and tobacco addiction, and show substantial shared genetic architecture underly
The Lancet (uk)
added Sep 28, 2015 10:10

[UK] How some smokers stay healthy: genetic factors revealed

British scientific team have identified certain DNA profiles at lower risk of a range of lung diseases and hope their findings might lead to better treatments
The Guardian (uk)
added Sep 28, 2015 10:08

[UK] Rare 'healthy' smokers lungs explained

The mystery of why some people appear to have healthy lungs despite a lifetime of smoking has been explained by UK scientists. The analysis of more than 50,000 people showed favourable mutations in people's DNA-enhanced lung function and masked the dead
BBC Online
added Sep 27, 2015 21:21

Diet, exercise, smoking habits and genes interact to affect AMD risk

People with a genetic predisposition for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) significantly increased their odds of developing the blinding eye disorder if they had a history of heavy smoking and consistently did not exercise or eat enough fruits and v
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
added Sep 17, 2015 12:35

Even a 'tiny hit of nicotine can leave first-time smokers addicted - and it's their genes that are to blame'

After being repeatedly given the drug, some individuals become nicotine 'avoiders', but others become nicotine 'choosers' and are more likely to become addicted. And whether we are an avoider or a chooser depends on our genes, they said.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 14, 2015 12:50

Nicotine reinforcement demonstrated in study with ‘never-smokers’

they have, for the first time, characterized the body’s reaction to the first, tiniest “hits” of nicotine. The results, they say, should lay groundwork for future revelations about genetic or other biological factors that make people vulnerable to nicoti
added Sep 13, 2015 13:21

[UK] Why some smokers get cancer and others don't: Scientists discover genes that 'lower the risk of early death'

Found that long-living smokers have specific genes that promote longevity They help the body's cells protect themselves from the damage of smoking 'Longevity' genes were also linked with an 11% lower incidence of cancer
This is Money (uk)
added Sep 11, 2015 08:24
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