Tag: "smokers" at biology news
Study is first to show side-stream smoking is as damaging to IVF success as being a smoker
...rouped according to whether they were non-smokers, smokers
or side-stream smokers
 side-stream smokers
being defined as women who lived with a partner who regularly smoked. They...
Cigarette smoke exacerbates alcohol's effects on defense against Streptococcus pneumoniae
...ons, including pneumonia. Alcoholics and cigarette smokers
are particularly susceptible to pulmonary infectio...and sinuses (sinusitis). Alcoholics and cigarette smokers
are particularly susceptible to pulmonary infections caused by S. pneumoniae . A rodent study in t...
NSAIDs cut risk of oral cancer among smokers
...or Cancer Research today. "The use of NSAIDs among smokers
protected against oral cancer development," said J...periods of time and were light to moderate tobacco smokers
had 65 percent less risk of developing oral cancer than smokers
who went without NSAIDs, according t...
Vitamin E loss through smoking increases health risks
...ve shown that vitamin E disappears more quickly in smokers
than in non-smokers findings that may help explai...tion, was done in a controlled study of a group of smokers
and non-smokers, with diet and most other factors largely the same. By monitoring "labeled" vitamin ...
Research shows smoking adds a decade to reproductive age of IVF patients
...fertility (13.6%). More than 40% of the women were smokers
at the time of undergoing their first attempt at I...for each additional year of age. "In all subgroups smokers
had a lower delivery rate per treatment cycle than non-smokers," Dr Lintsen said. "The live birth ra...
Hydrogen and methane provide raw energy for life at 'Lost City'
...vents at such sites are often referred to as black smokers
because some emit hot, mineral-laden fluid that looks like dark, billowing smoke when it hits the icy cold seawater. Carbonate minerals from fluids at Lost City drape nearby cliffs in brilliant white and form vents ranging in shape from tiny toadsto...
Study examines role of EGFR gene mutations in lung cancer development
... domain of the EGFR gene were more common in never smokers
than in smokers
(51% versus 10%), adenocarcinomas versus other types of lung cancer (40% versus 3%), in patients of ...
Researchers uncover mutated genes involved in lung cancer; one affects nonsmokers
...atients who have never smoked are more likely than smokers
to harbor one of two genetic mutations that resear...omas, the most common form of lung cancer found in smokers
and non-smokers, as well in women and people under 45. These mutations have shown increased sensitiv...
Green tea extract shows promise as an anti-cancer agent, UCLA study finds
...searchers currently are seeking hundreds of former smokers
who have had bladder cancer for a clinical trial studying whether green tea extract prevents recurrence - one of the first studies in the country to test the agent on cancer patients. The study is part of a comprehensive program funded by the Nationa...
COX-2 levels are elevated in smokers
...Cornell University, and colleagues, indicates that smokers
produce as much as four times the amount of COX-2 in oral mucosal cells lining their mouths than their non-smoking counterparts. After observing the increased amount of COX-2 in the oral mucosa of smokers, Dannenberg and his team of collaborating sc...
Don't count on vitamin C to boost your exercise performance
...xidative stress such as vascular disease patients, smokers
or older adults." Despite some conceded inherent holes in the methodology, Bell said the fact that taking 500 mg. of vitamin C a day for a month -- or acute doses just prior to exercise "had no discernable effect on either younger or older men or w...
Genetic predisposition can play an important role in development of lung cancer
...ed using a random population-based group of 10,541 smokers
from the Reykjavik Heart Study who had smoked for more than 10 years. Of these smokers, 562 developed lung cancer based on the patients with lung cancer list from the ICR. "The nationwide genealogy database used in our study provided a means for unco...
Cigarette smoking exacerbates alcohol-induced brain damage
...ed damage." What is known, said Durazzo, is that smokers
tend to consume more alcohol than non-smokers. It is also known that chronic alcohol dependence can damage alcoholics' brains, particularly the frontal lobes, which are critically involved in higher-order cognitive functions such as problem solving,...
Smoking is in the genes
...queline Vink discovered that the variation between smokers
in the number of cigarettes smoked per day is genetically determined. The same is true for the degree of nicotine dependency. However, a predisposition for nicotine addiction does not mean that somebody will also become addicted or remain addicted. ...
Gene found to defend against environmental pollutants and pulmonary emphysema
...Dr. Biswal's lab, explained that whereas cigarette smokers
make up 85 percent of COPD patients, other environmental risk factors can include air pollution and chronic occupational exposure to various dusts. Dr. Biswal said, "With this new gene and environmental interaction discovery, in the future we may be ...
Is Interleukin-6 the 'holy grail' of exercise mediation?
... and IL-6 have been observed in obese individuals, smokers
and patients with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus but there's no evidence that either is actually the source of these problems. Indeed, it's possible, for instance, that IL-6 expression may be up-regulated in insulin resistant skeletal muscle...
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