Genetic variant raises lung cancer risk for light smokers

March 10th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 10 (ANI): Individuals who carry a particular genetic variant are at much higher risk of developing lung cancer from exposure to second-hand smoke than others, even if they rarely come ... Read more...

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Gene linked to reduced mortality from acute lung Injury identified

January 17th, 2009 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 17 (ANI): Researchers at National Jewish Health and the University of Colorado Denver have identified a gene linked to improved survival among patients with acute lung injury.Acute lung injury ... Read more...

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Blame your genes for your poor reading ability

October 2nd, 2008 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 2 (ANI): A genetic variant believed to be associated with dyslexia can be partly blamed for poor reading ability, according to anew study.The researchers from University of Oxford have ... Read more...

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Genetic variations up youngsters risk of lifetime tobacco addiction

July 11th, 2008 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 11 (ANI): A team of researchers from the University of Utah and University of Wisconsin-Madison says that common genetic variations affecting nicotine receptors in the nervous system dramatically raise ... Read more...

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