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Sperm of smoking dads can hurt child DNA

Men who smoke before conception can damage the DNA of their offspring in the womb that may give him or her a higher risk of disease, British researchers say.
UPI
added Jun 25, 2012 11:34
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Are humans still evolving? Growing evidence suggests we are

New Scientist
added Sep 6, 2017 15:28
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Where cigarette smoking's damage is done... down to your DNA

Now, for the first time, UNC School of Medicine scientists created a method for effectively mapping that DNA damage at high resolution across the genome. The innovation comes from the laboratory of Nobel laureate Aziz Sancar, MD, PhD, the Sarah Graham Ke
ScienceDaily
added Jun 13, 2017 06:38
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Nicotine Vapor Has Fewer Genetic Effects Than Cigarette Smoke

New evidence shows that in at least one area, gene expression, those groups should abandon their 'quit or die' mentality... Anisha Banerjee and coauthors from British American Tobacco R&D Centre (Southampton, U.K.) used a commercially available 3D airway
Science 2.0
added Mar 3, 2017 22:18
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[Asia, India] Lung cancer on the rise in non-smokers

"In the US, lung cancer in never-smokers is now considered the 6th most common cause of cancer deaths. While in India, we do not have any such consolidated estimates. In recent years, doctors have witnessed an increasing number of cases in which the pati
Times of India
added Nov 22, 2016 16:44
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Researchers explore the lifetime effects of cigarette smoke and genetics on infertility

researchers have been awarded a three-year, $440,000 grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development... "We think that if a woman carries the slow form of the NAT2 gene, cigarette toxins will be metabolized and
EurekAlert
added Aug 16, 2016 13:35
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[Sweden] New discoveries on the connection between nicotine and type 2 diabetes

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have made two new discoveries with regard to the beta cells' ability to release insulin. The findings can also provide a possible explanation as to why smokers have an increased risk of type 2 diabetes.
EurekAlert
added Mar 10, 2016 20:45
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Study reveals new mechanism in nicotine addiction

. This component of addiction is known as negative reward and is controlled in part by a region of the brain called the habenula. The neurotransmitters acetylcholine and glutamate are thought to influence nicotine dependence in the habenula, but the molec
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Dec 2, 2015 17:39
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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
News-Medical.net
added Sep 13, 2015 13:21
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[Europe] Gene variant linked to smoking longer, getting lung cancer sooner

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis led an analysis of 24 studies involving more than 29,000 smokers of European ancestry and found that smokers with a particular variation in a nicotine receptor gene were more likely to
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Apr 16, 2015 12:05
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