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Futurist research highlights chemists' national meeting March 26-30 in San Francisco
...herapies, endocrine disruptors, fuel pollution and nicotine
toxicity are among the topics scheduled for discussion at the March 26-30, 2000, meeting of the American Chemical Society in San Francisco. ACS is the world's largest scientific society. As the first ACS meeting in the next millennium, the society ha...
Study finds prenatal exposure to testosterone boosts smoking
...umbia University, published a studysuggesting that nicotine
in the blood of pregnant women who smoked made it ...ng pregnancy and levelsof cotinine, a byproduct of nicotine
indicative of how much a person smokes.Kandel and Udry found no correlation between prenatal cotinin...
Jefferson scientist hopes to answer the question, 'Why is it so hard to quit smoking?'
Researchers are delving into the genetics of nicotine
addiction for answers Some people would ...hing quite like a cool long drag, and the expected nicotine
buzz. You canquit anytime you like. For many, however, quitting smoking is next to impossibl...
Susceptibility Genes For Nicotine Addiction
Susceptibility genes for nicotine
dependence: a genome scan and follow-up in anindep...ively show to influenceboth smoking initiation and nicotine
dependence, but none of the genes involvedhave yet been conclusively identified. A genome scan was ...
Ecological Consequences Of Jasmonate-Induced Responses For Plants In Native Populations
...n its roots and dramatically increases its rate of nicotine
synthesis after leaf wounding and herbivory, wh...ich, in turn, results in a systemic increase in nicotine
concentrations in both vegetative and reproductive tissues. In laboratory feeding trials, indu...
Genetic Defect Protects Against Smoking
...tic defect that reduces their ability tometabolize nicotine
are less likely to become smokers and, if they do ... identified thegene CYP2A6 as responsible for most nicotine
metabolism, Tyndale, along withco-investigator Edward Sellers and graduate student Michael Pianezza,...
Gene Variant Found That Can Help Protect Against Nicotine Addiction
...with a geneticvariant in a particular enzyme break nicotine
more slowly than those who do not. They have greater resistance to nicotine
addiction and, if they do smoke, theysmoke fewer cigarettes than individuals without the impairment....
Study Finds Some People Are 'Born To Smoke'
... of thecountry's first federally funded center for nicotine
research. The study to be published in Addiction also refutes the conventional parentalwisdom that a child who gets sick after sneaking a cigarette will be deterredfrom subsequent smoking. Current smokers were just as likely as non-smokers toexperi...
Ant Pheromone May Aid Alzheimer's Patients
...seine, whose chemical analog GTS-21 stimulates the nicotine
receptor sitesin the brains of Alzheimer's patients and helps reduce memory loss, is one offour components found by Cornell researchers in secretions from the poisonglands of "A. rudis" ants, a common species in the Northeast United States. "However,...
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