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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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[UK] Revealed: Why you always want a cup of coffee after having a cigarette (and it's all to do with your genes)

Those who have the smoking gene are more likely to crave a latte from Starbucks, they claim. And it's because nicotine alters the way their body processes caffeine, causing people to drink more to get a boost, the study suggests.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Mar 2, 2017 05:22

Nasal Swab Shows Promise in Confirming Lung Cancers

researchers now say it may someday be possible to quickly confirm the disease after a CT scan, by using a simple nasal swab. The key is DNA-based "biomarkers" in the nasal passages that appear to reveal whether a lung lesion is cancerous or not. "Nasal
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Feb 28, 2017 17:42

Study finds biomarker for lung cancer detection in the nasal passages of smokers

A new nasal test may allow patients suspected of having lung cancer to undergo a simple swab of their nose to determine if they have the disease. Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have found that a genomic biomarker in the nasal
Medical Xpress (
added Feb 28, 2017 16:53

Shared Gene Expression Alterations in Nasal and Bronchial Epithelium for Lung Cancer Detection

These results support that the airway epithelial field of lung cancer–associated injury in ever smokers extends to the nose and demonstrates the potential of using nasal gene expression as a noninvasive biomarker for lung cancer detection.
Journal of the National Cancer Institute
added Feb 28, 2017 16:53

Are healthy smokers really healthy? [FREE FULL TEXT]

Actually, ‘healthy smokers’ are not healthy. This narrative review focuses on the smoking related pathophysiologic changes mainly in the respiratory system of healthy smokers, including inflammation and immune changes, genetic alterations, structural cha
BioMed Central (uk)
added Feb 27, 2017 10:22

Unhealthy in Middle Age, Dementia in Old Age?

Risk factors such as smoking, high blood pressure and diabetes might boost the odds of dementia almost as much as carrying the gene that raises the risk of Alzheimer's disease, the researchers reported.
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Feb 23, 2017 20:47

Chronic nicotine differentially affects murine transcriptome profiling in isolated cortical interneurons and pyramidal neurons [FREE FULL TEXT]

Nicotine differentially affected subset of genes in Sst- and Thy1- neurons, which might contribute to the distinct effect of nicotine on interneuron and pyramidal neuron activities. Meanwhile, the altered transcripts associated with mitochondrial activit
BioMed Central (uk)
added Feb 21, 2017 01:56

Hemoglobin Kirklareli (α H58L), a New Variant Associated with Iron Deficiency and Increased CO Binding*

At the same time, the mutant α subunit has an ∼80,000-fold higher affinity for CO than O2, causing it to rapidly take up and retain carbon monoxide, which prevents denaturation both in vitro and in vivo and explains the phenotypic differences between the
Journal of Biological Chemistry
added Feb 17, 2017 23:08

A case where smoking helped: Scientists help understand mechanics of rare hemoglobin mutation

Rice biochemist John Olson and collaborators in Germany and France helped a young woman and her father understand why she has anemia but her father, who is a smoker, does not. (
added Feb 17, 2017 23:07
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