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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
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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
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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
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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.
Phys.org (physorg.com)
added Feb 17, 2017 23:07
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Smoking Cigarettes May Prevent Anemia, Plus Nicotine Benefits For Schizophrenia, Parkinson's Disease

but there are also rare circumstances under which it can actually serve as medicine. Scientists have recently uncovered one such situation: a father and daughter in Germany with an anemia-causing genetic mutation. According to a study in The Journal of B
Medical Daily
added Feb 17, 2017 22:42
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[New York] Smoking was actually good for this man’s health

Rice University researchers found that smoking was the reason why a 20-something woman had anemia, but her father, who is a smoker, did not.... “He may never be an athlete because his blood can’t carry as much oxygen, but smoking has prevented him from b
New York Post
added Feb 17, 2017 04:29
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VIDEO: Children Of Smoker Fathers May Have Increased Tolerance For Drugs And Chemicals Due To Epigenetic Changes

mice born to fathers who were exposed to nicotine inherited enhanced chemical tolerance and drug clearance abilities. If the same proves true in humans, it could mean that children of smokers may have enhanced tolerance for certain chemical procedures, su
Medical Daily
added Feb 15, 2017 20:52
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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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UMMS epigenetics researcher Oliver Rando explorers whether offspring inherit drug protection

“Children born of fathers who have been exposed to nicotine are programmed to be not only more resistant to nicotine toxicity, but to other chemicals as well,” said Dr. Rando, professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology. “If a similar phenomenon o
UMass Medical School
added Feb 15, 2017 14:46
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Paternal nicotine exposure alters hepatic xenobiotic metabolism in offspring

Paternal exposure to nicotine prior to reproduction induced a broad protective response to multiple xenobiotics in male offspring. This effect manifested as increased survival following injection of toxic levels of either nicotine or cocaine, accompanied
eLife Sciences (uk)
added Feb 15, 2017 14:46
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