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[Wisconsin] UW-Madison study links nicotine addiction to genetic variation in brain

The new understanding about FMO3, an enzyme that metabolizes nicotine in the brain, could someday allow researchers to tailor tobacco cessation treatments to individual patients or develop new drugs to target the enzyme. “The research clearly suggests t
Wisconsin Dells Events
added Sep 4, 2017 12:12

[North Carolina] Gene mutations may play role in blacks' higher cancer death rates

Gene mutations may play a pivotal role in why African-Americans are more likely to die from smoking-related cancers than whites, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center researchers said Monday....Researchers found the black patients had an increased mutation
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Aug 7, 2017 13:31

Are humans still evolving? Growing evidence suggests we are

New Scientist
added Sep 6, 2017 15:28

Proteomics for Systems Toxicology

Presented at 5th International Conference on Analytical Proteomics
PMI Science (philip Morris International)
added Jul 8, 2017 17:11

Key genes in nitrogen utilization in tobacco identified

The identification of these genes could eventually lead to the development of plants that require less nitrogen and to the reduction of certain toxicants in smoke A new genetic road map of tobacco has been used to successfully identify and clone two mut
added Sep 5, 2017 22:21

[Denmark, UK] AHRR (cg05575921) hypomethylation marks smoking behaviour, morbidity and mortality [FREE FULL TEXT]

Self-reported smoking underestimates disease risk. Smoking affects DNA methylation... Conclusion AHRR (cg05575921) hypomethylation, a marker of smoking behaviour, provides potentially clinical relevant predictions of future smoking-related morbidity and
Thorax (British Thoracic Society)
added Jun 30, 2017 14:48

SBV IMPROVER Challenge Uses DNA Methylation Data to Categorize Smoker Samples

"One of the reasons we wanted to use epigenetics data for this challenge is … we wanted to add one layer of complexity," said Nicolas Sierro, manager, genomics at Philip Morris International and one of the creators of the challenge. "We had previously do
added Jun 22, 2017 14:15

Stop smoking: This is the hidden danger that YOU didn’t know

The University of North Carolina (UNC) have created a method for recording the damage at high resolution across the genome. They can now map all harm caused by the major chemical carcinogen - benzo[α]pyrene (BaP).
The [London, UK] Express
added Jun 15, 2017 15:03

E-cigarettes cause as much damage to DNA as regular tobacco, new study finds

The devices which contain nicotine-based liquid could be as harmful as unfiltered cigarettes when it comes to causing DNA damage, according to University of Connecticut (UConn) scientists. They also found that the vapour from non-nicotine e-cigs caused
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 14, 2017 21:10

Largest genome-wide study of lung cancer susceptibility identifies new causes

Although tobacco smoking is the main risk factor, past studies have shown heritability of lung cancer estimated at 18%. Previous genomewide association studies have identified several lung cancer susceptibility loci but most of its heritability remains un
added Jun 13, 2017 20:59
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