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UK biobank to shed light on smoking health mystery

* * Largest ever study on gene variants linked to lung disease * May help target treatment and fast-track drug research
Reuters
added Nov 14, 2012 13:11
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[UK] Smokers leave a history of their addiction in DNA

according to research presented at the NCRI Cancer Conference today. Researchers at Imperial College London and the Human Genetics Foundation (HuGeF) in Italy have identified a number of sites in the DNA of blood that have been chemically tagged as a res
Cancer Research UK (uk)
added Nov 6, 2012 07:50
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Do children inherit drug protection from parents exposed to nicotine or drugs?

A father's nicotine use may have a significant impact on children's risk of some diseases. In a study published in the online biomedical sciences journal eLife, Oliver J. Rando, MD, PhD, and colleagues at UMass Medical School, demonstrate that mice born
ScienceDaily
added Feb 15, 2017 14:58
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Men who smoke are THREE times more likely to have children with asthma

It is believed male sperm cells are damaged by nicotine, affecting a child's genes. The study of 24,000 children found boys having their first cigarette before the age of 15 put offspring at particular risk.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 3, 2016 15:41
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Smokers with newly discovered genetic markers have higher lung cancer risk

University of Hawai'i Cancer Center researchers have discovered new genetic markers associated with a fast rate of nicotine metabolism, which potentially leads smokers to smoke more, thereby increasing their risk for lung cancer.
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Aug 25, 2016 14:28
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[UK] GAGE: Say Why To Drugs: the smoke and mirrors of tobacco cigarettes

there is still a lot that we don’t know. For example, why do some people find it really easy to quit smoking, while others really struggle? There’s evidence that smoking behavior is partly genetic. Genotype predicts how heavily a smoker will smoke, and ca
The Guardian (uk)
added Jun 2, 2016 17:49
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In-vitro testing of Vype vapour revealed no cell stress, DNA damage or malignant transformation

A series of cell-based tests developed to compare the biological impact of cigarette smoke with e-cigarette vapour revealed no activity in cells exposed to vapour from Vype ePen, a commercially available e-cigarette. In contrast, when the cell culture s
BAT Science.com
added Mar 16, 2016 19:44
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Why some smokers get cancer and others don't: Scientists discover genes that 'lower the risk of early death'

Smokers who live for a long time may have specific genes promoting a lengthy lifespan, their study found. And these 'longevity' genes were also linked with an 11 per cent lower incidence of cancer. Scientists say the genes help the body's cells maintain
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 10, 2015 12:11
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[UK] Asthma cure 'could happen in five or six years' after scientists discover cause

Experts have identified a gene which is triggered by allergens, cigarette smoke and car fumes which could be deactivated
The Mirror (uk)
added Apr 23, 2015 09:52
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COUZIN-FRANKEL: Bad luck and cancer: A science reporter’s reflections on a controversial story

Given the furor, I wondered: Had I gotten it wrong? Had the authors? Answering these apparently straightforward questions proved surprisingly difficult, exposing the challenges that come with communicating science, and the desire by scientist-authors and
Science
added Jan 16, 2015 14:59
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