A new Florida State University College of Medicine study in mice produced results that suggest nicotine exposure in men could lead to cognitive deficits in their children and grandchildren. Further studies will be required to know if the same outcomes seen in mice would apply to humans.
The new approach lets scientists examine the cumulative effect of multiple gene mutations, providing a much more complete picture of cancers' causes.
'Ongoing nervousness' about the use of e-cigarettes in stop-smoking services can be a 'significant' barrier to people finding support, research revealed during 'Stoptober' shows.
A new George Mason University report published in Tobacco Control found that there are far more e-cigarette explosion and burn injuries in the United States than estimated in past reports.
Australian researchers have uncovered a key factor protecting against age-related DNA damage, providing important clues about how our body guards against cancer. The discovery was made by identifying a rare genetic mutation in three patients with an unusual, early-onset form of acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). The patients all lacked a DNA repair protein called MBD4, which led to them accumulating DNA damage at a higher rate than normal -- as though they were ageing prematurely.
University of Otago scientists have unravelled the 3D structure of two proteins, potentially providing answers as to why some people may be at risk of developing specific cancers.
Scientists at the University of California, Riverside, have devised potent chemical agents 135H11 and 135H12 that can thwart cancer metastasis, bringing research closer to drug development.
Outdoor air pollution is a major contributor to indoor air pollution -- but high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters used in the home significantly reduce fine-particulate matter in the air compared with non-HEPA air filters, according to a new study.
Leveraging advances in mRNA and nanotechnology, investigators demonstrate that tumor suppressor PTEN can be restored in preclinical models of prostate cancer.
The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) releases its annual Cancer Progress Report highlighting how federally funded research discoveries are fueling the development of new and even more effective ways to prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat cancer.