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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
added Aug 16, 2016 13:35

[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.
added Mar 10, 2016 20:45

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
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added Dec 2, 2015 17:39

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

[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
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added Apr 16, 2015 12:05

Detection of In Vivo DNA Damage Induced by Very Low Doses of Mainstream and Sidestream Smoke Extracts Using a Novel Assay [FREE FULL TEXT]

Conclusions: Very low concentrations of MS and SS smoke induce significant DNA damage in human cells. Application of PADDA to population studies has major potential to establish biomarkers of susceptibility to tobacco-induced diseases.
American Journal of Preventive Medicine
added Mar 5, 2015 10:57

[UK-Scotland] Smoke gets in your genes: Further dangers of smoking while pregnant revealed

Smoking while pregnant causes chemical changes to the DNA of a foetus detectable from as early as 12 weeks and may predispose children born to smokers to a range of health conditions which last throughout life, new research by Scottish academics has reve
University of Glasgow (uk)
added Feb 3, 2015 07:15

Lung Cancers Caused By Smoking Exhibit Genetic Anomalies, According to Study

A recent study entitled “Transcriptome meta-analysis of lung cancer reveals recurrent aberrations in NRG1 and Hippo pathway genes” reports worse outcomes for lung cancer patients with higher incidence of gene fusions. The study was published in the journa
Lung Disease News (BioNews Services)
added Dec 28, 2014 21:52

[UK] Men who smoke regularly before their teens have fatter sons

The effect was not seen in the sons of men who started smoking later, suggesting boys are particularly sensitive to environmental exposures before the start of puberty.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Apr 3, 2014 15:08

Neanderthal DNA In Modern Man Tied To Genes Affecting Diabetes, Smoking Cessation -- But Also Benefits Like Coarser Hair, Nails

A team of Harvard Medical School geneticists say surviving Neanderthal genes in the human genome affect Crohn's disease, type 2 diabetes, as well as genes calling for coarser hair and nails. The legacy from our late Neanderthal cousins — who live today
Medical Daily
added Jan 30, 2014 09:24
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