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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

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
added Jan 16, 2015 14:59

[Denmark] Study shows a direct correlation between smoking and mortality

A study based on blood samples from more than 55,000 Danes conducted by the University of Copenhagen and Copenhagen University Hospital shows a direct correlation between smoking and mortality. A special gene variant increases the risk of heavy smoking.
Medical News TODAY(UK)
added Aug 28, 2014 10:53

[UK] New fears over e-cigarettes after study finds they affect the lungs in a similar way to tobacco

a study examining the biological effects of e-cigarettes found ‘strikingly similar’ gene mutations in lung cells exposed to e-cig vapour as those found in smokers. ... This means that although e-cigarette vapour is tobacco and tar-free and that the devi
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Apr 11, 2014 10:45

[Canada] Cigarette smoke impacts genes linked to health of heart and lungs

New insights into why obese cigarette smokers experience a high risk of heart disease suggest that cigarette smoke affects the activity of hundreds of key genes that both protect the heart and lungs and expose them to damage. The study, published in ACSâ
Canada Free Press (ca)
added Jul 10, 2013 12:34

A Father's Lifestyle Choices Can Affect Multiple Generations

New research in The FASEB Journal suggests that moderate paternal exposures, such as cigarette smoking, can increase the number of mutations transmitted to their children, and even the next generation Gene mutations caused by a father's lifestyle can be
MediLexicon (mx)
added Jul 4, 2013 11:41

Thirdhand Smoke Can Cause DNA Damage

“This is the very first study to find that thirdhand smoke is mutagenic,” explained Lara Gundel, a Berkeley Lab scientist and co-author of the study. “Tobacco-specific nitrosamines, some of the chemical compounds in thirdhand smoke, are among the most po
REDORBIT (formerly
added Jun 21, 2013 06:29

Telomere link to smoking-related cancers

People with short telomeres appear to be at increased risk of certain cancers, according to a new study. Telomeres are the 'ends' of the chromosomes and are known to protect these vital structures from damage of various kinds. Previous research has shown
NewsFix (ca)
added May 10, 2013 15:47

[New Zealand] Polygenic Risk and the Developmental Progression to Heavy, Persistent Smoking and Nicotine DependenceEvidence From a 4-Decade Longitudinal StudyDevelopmental Progression of Smoking Behavior

Initiatives that disrupt the developmental progression of smoking behavior among adolescents may mitigate genetic risks for developing adult smoking problems. Future genetic research may maximize discovery potential by focusing on smoking behavior soon af
JAMA Psychiatry (Archives of General Psychiatry)
added Mar 27, 2013 16:37

[California] Grandmother's cigarette habit could be the cause of grandchild's asthma

Grandmother's cigarette smoking could be responsible for her grandchild's asthma, and the recent discovery of this multi-generational transmission of disease suggests the environmental factors experienced today could determine the health of family members
added Mar 4, 2013 12:23
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