Archive: 07/14/2008

Perceived access to cigarettes predicts youth smoking

Kids who see cigarettes as easily accessible are more likely to end up as regular smokers, particularly if they have friends who smoke, according to a new report published in the current issue of Annals of Family Medicine. The st ...

Jul 14, 2008
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Researchers discover link between DNA palindromes and disease

In the past 10 years, researchers in genome stability have observed that many kinds of cancers are associated with areas where human chromosomes break. More recently, scientists have discovered that slow or altered replication ...

Jul 14, 2008
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Do mammals think in 3-D?

A team of neuroscientists at University College London (UCL) has begun to discover how the brain maps three-dimensional space. The work could one day aid in the understanding and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, which ...

Jul 14, 2008
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Battle of sex in genes and the brain

Sex is good for a lot of things. One of the most important is the way in which sex leads to a shuffling of the genetic cards in every individual. Scientists in Cardiff are beginning to build up a picture of what certain genes ...

Jul 14, 2008
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'Healthy' sterols may pose health risk

Plant sterols have been touted as an effective way to lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease. However, a research study in the July JLR has uncovered that these compounds do have their own risks, as they can ...

Jul 14, 2008
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Smoking cessation therapies more effective than placebos

Six treatments for smoking cessation perform better than placebos — including varenicline (Chantix®), recently approved for use in Canada — states a team of researchers from McGill University and the University of Montreal ...

Jul 14, 2008
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Gene produces hormones that lead to obesity

( -- Obesity and common weight gain share a genetic basis. Professor Philippe Froguel, from Imperial College in Great Britain, and his team from the laboratoire Génomique et physiologie moléculaire des maladies ...

Jul 14, 2008
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