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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:10/17/2014)... To date, antidotes ... doctors are often limited to supportive therapy such as induced ... of drugs involved. So what can be done if a ... professor Jean-Christophe Leroux from the Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences at ... "The task was to develop an agent that could eliminate ...
(Date:10/16/2014)... on how the bowel lining develops and, in the ... starts. , The researchers produced evidence that stem cells ... are a feature of the bowel lining, and believe ... a controversial finding as scientists are still divided on ... Dr Chin Wee Tan and Professor Tony Burgess from ...
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