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High tech detectives screen thousands of genes, proteins to solve puzzle of lung disease

... different people are exposed to toxic agents like asbestos or cigarette smoke, some develop disease and others don't. "Environmental agents such as asbestos cause disease, but there is also a genetic susceptibility," Mossman explained. Because individuals r...

Naturally occurring asbestos linked to lung cancer

...Calif.) - Everyday exposure to naturally occurring asbestos increases the risk of developing malignant mesothe...spiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Exposure to asbestos in the workplace, particularly in shipyards, has long been recognized as a risk factor for mesotheli...

Workers exposed to Libby Vermiculite Ore have high rate of chest wall abnormalities

...miculite ore mined in Libby, Mont., that contained asbestos fibers. Of the 236 workers tested, 62 (26.3 percen...usually considered markers of previous exposure to asbestos fibers. Because of the previous exposure to asbestos, there is a potential increased risk for other ...

SV40 not implicated in mesothelioma

...otheliomas -- a cancer associated with exposure to asbestos according to a study in this month's Cancer Resea...in this cancer. "Ever since the connection between asbestos and mesothelioma was first identified there has been intense focus on finding a secondary cause that...

Findings challenge Darwinian theory

...diseases are gene-based. Consider cancer caused by asbestos exposure, or skin cancer. If you only study genetics, you would not learn much about environmentally-induced diseases."...

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(Date:8/21/2014)... LAWRENCE A study recently published in the journal ... Kansas shows a new role for the protein adenomatous ... second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. , ... of Molecular Biosciences and co-leader of the Cancer Biology ... better part of her career trying to understand the ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... A team of researchers at Louisiana Tech ... using affordable, consumer-grade 3D printers and materials ... contain antibacterial and chemotherapeutic compounds for targeted ... doctoral students and research faculty from Louisiana ... collaborated to create filament extruders that can ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... developed a novel and versatile modeling strategy to simulate ... materials as well as for studying polyelectrolytes, including DNA ... model much larger and more complex polyelectrolyte systems, and ... lead author of a paper on the work and ... Science and Engineering. "This is a big step forward ...
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