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[UK] Department of Health ‘cancer growth’ ad found to be truthful by the ASA

A Department of Health ad showing a man smoking a cigarette, featuring a growth that grew with each puff, has not been banned by the ASA, despite complaints.
The Drum (uk)
added Jul 30, 2014 06:40

Smoking mothers may alter the DNA of their children

Pregnant women who smoke don’t just harm the health of their baby—they may actually impair their child’s DNA, according to new research. The finding may explain why the children of smokers continue to suffer health complications later in life.
added Jul 28, 2014 21:22

Nicotine, cotinine can potentially inhibit DNA damage caused by NNK in tobacco smoke

A new in vitro study has revealed that nicotine and cotinine, a metabolite of nicotine, can potentially inhibit DNA damage caused by a certain carcinogen in smoke. The carcinogen 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone or NNK is produced during t
added Jul 28, 2014 05:26

22nd Century Group Announces U.S. Patent For Regulating Nicotine in Tobacco

NbTF7 simultaneously regulates the expression of multiple nicotine biosynthesis genes. The transcription factor technology is one of several 22nd Century patent families representing the company’s second-generation technology for modifying the content of
Convenience Store Decisions
added Jul 7, 2014 16:17

22nd Century Group Announces Allowance of U.S. Patent For Regulating Nicotine in Tobacco Using Transcription Factor Gene

(USPTO) has issued a Notice of Allowance for technology that decreases or increases nicotine production and levels in tobacco plants by using nucleic acids derived from a transcription factor gene identified as NbTF7 – also known as NbARF1. NbTF7 simulta
Business Wire
added Jul 5, 2014 21:06

Modulation of Age- and Cancer-Associated DNA Methylation Change in the Healthy Colon by Aspirin and Lifestyle [FREE FULL TEXT]

Conclusions Lifestyle, including aspirin use, modulates age-associated DNA methylation change in the colonic epithelium and thereby impacts the evolution of cancer methylomes.
Journal of the National Cancer Institute
added Jul 1, 2014 11:50

Cancer risk: Aspirin and smoking affect aging of genes

researchers were able to show for the first time that this age-related decay of gene markers can be slowed down by the regular use of aspirin. Smoking on the other hand, accelerates the aging process. "Especially affected are genes that also play a role i
Medical Xpress (
added Jul 1, 2014 11:49
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Familial Aggregation of Tobacco Use Behaviors Among Amish Men [FREE FULL TEXT]

The familial patterns of tobacco use observed among Amish men highlight the important role of family in propagating tobacco use and support the usefulness of this population for future genetic studies of nicotine addiction.
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jun 16, 2014 23:42
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[UK] Smokers with gene defect have one in four chance of developing lung cancer

Around a quarter of smokers who carry a defect in the BRCA2 gene will develop lung cancer at some point in their lifetime, a large-scale, international study reveals. Scientists announce a previously unknown link between lung cancer and a particular BRC
Institute of Cancer Research (Royal Cancer Hospital) (uk)
added Jun 9, 2014 17:06

LETTER: Rare variants of large effect in BRCA2 and CHEK2 affect risk of lung cancer

provide further evidence for inherited genetic susceptibility to lung cancer and its biological basis. Additionally, our analysis demonstrates that imputation can identify rare disease-causing variants with substantive effects on cancer risk from preexist
added Jun 3, 2014 14:11
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