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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:10/29/2014)... stem cell, those referred to as ,facultative, form part—together ... nothing that differentiates these cells from the others. However, ... the capacity to become stem cells again. This phenomenon ... that hosts cells that stimulate tissue growth, thus allowing ... a transplant. Knowledge of the underlying mechanism that ...
(Date:10/29/2014)... – Ghrelin is a hormone released by the stomach ... commonly viewed as a psychoactive substance that primarily affects ... food. , This knowledge, combined with findings from ... has the potential to stimulate alcohol craving. , Dr. ... and found that, as they had anticipated, alcohol craving ...
(Date:10/28/2014)... German . ... sufficient food when times are lean? By studying wild ... researchers of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology ... great apes can acquire extra energy needed to maintain ... sleeping nests more en route to breakfast sites containing ...
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