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[Brazil] Smoking Damages Sperm

Brazilian researchers analyzed the sperm of 20 smokers and 20 nonsmokers and found that the smokers’ sperm was damaged in ways that could reduce the chance of fertilization and might also lead to health problems in the baby. The DNA in smokers’ sperm wa
New York Times Blogs
added Jun 22, 2016 19:27
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Smoking may have negative effects on sperm quality

Researchers also assessed 422 proteins in participants' sperm. One protein was absent, 27 proteins were underrepresented, and 6 proteins were over-represented in smokers. Analyses of these proteins suggest that cigarette smoking may promote an inflammato
Medical News TODAY(UK)
added Jun 22, 2016 13:29
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Analysis of the functional aspects and seminal plasma proteomic profile of sperm from smokers

cigarette smoking was associated with an inflammatory state in the accessory glands and in the testis, as shown by enriched proteomic pathways. This state causes an alteration in sperm functional quality, which is characterized by decreased acrosome integ
BJU International (British Association of Urological Surgeons)
added Jun 22, 2016 13:28
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E-cigarette use results in suppression of immune and inflammatory-response genes in nasal epithelial cells similar to cigarette smoke

Taken together, these data indicate that vaping e-cigarettes is associated with decreased expression of a large number of immune-related genes, which are consistent with immune suppression at the level of the nasal mucosa.
American Journal of Physiology-Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology.
added Jun 12, 2016 15:48
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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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FDA approves first blood test to detect gene mutation associated with non-small cell lung cancer

today approved the cobas EGFR Mutation Test v2, a blood-based companion diagnostic for the cancer drug Tarceva (erlotinib). This is the first FDA-approved, blood-based genetic test that can detect epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene mutations in
PR Newswire
added Jun 1, 2016 21:02
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Smoking During Pregnancy, Nicotine Exposure In Utero Linked To Genetic Changes That May Increase Risk Of ADHD

According to an animal study from Yale University, in utero nicotine exposure may trigger widespread genetic changes that affect the formation of connections between brain cells long throughout an animal's life — a change that could be linked to attention
Medical Daily
added Jun 1, 2016 20:09
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Smoking in pregnancy increases the risk your baby will suffer ADHD and addiction - but now scientists know why

New Yale study shows nicotine triggers genetic changes that affect the formation of connections - synapses - between brain cells / Genetic changes found to be present in adult mice as well as infants
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 1, 2016 19:51
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Effects of maternal smoking continue long after birth

Early exposure to nicotine can trigger widespread genetic changes that affect formation of connections between brain cells long after birth, a new Yale-led study has found. The finding helps explains why maternal smoking has been linked to behavioral cha
ScienceBlog
added May 30, 2016 19:28
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[UK] Risk of breast cancer can be slashed with a healthy diet and regular exercise - even in those with a family history of the disease

Those classed as high risk but who have a low body mass index (BMI) and don't drink, smoke or use hormone therapy, had roughly the same risk as average white woman. The findings suggest a family history of the disease does not mean cancer is inevitabl
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 26, 2016 19:16
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