The Scientist

» cigarette smoking

Most Recent

image: Swapping Cigarettes for Vaping

Swapping Cigarettes for Vaping

By Aggie Mika | October 19, 2017

New evidence suggests e-cigarettes are not without risks to human health, but can be useful in getting people to kick their smoking habit.

9 Comments

image: Fingerprints of Ongoing Human Evolution Found

Fingerprints of Ongoing Human Evolution Found

By Shawna Williams | September 5, 2017

Genetic variants in Alzheimer’s- and smoking-related genes appear to be under selection pressure, according to a study comparing the genomes of old and young participants.

1 Comment

image: Smoking on a Chip

Smoking on a Chip

By The Scientist Staff | September 1, 2017

A new device from the Wyss Institute at Harvard University simulates the effects of cigarette smoke on human lungs.

0 Comments

image: Smoking-Linked Cancer Mutations Mapped

Smoking-Linked Cancer Mutations Mapped

By Anna Azvolinsky | November 3, 2016

Scientists produce a detailed genomic map of mutations and epigenetic changes associated with smoking tobacco across 17 tumor types. 

1 Comment

image: Study: Genetic Tests Don’t Change Behavior

Study: Genetic Tests Don’t Change Behavior

By Jef Akst | March 17, 2016

Knowing one’s genetic risk for particular diseases doesn’t encourage behavior modifications, according to a study.

2 Comments

image: Bacterial Enzyme an Antismoking Aid?

Bacterial Enzyme an Antismoking Aid?

By Jef Akst | August 10, 2015

A compound that degrades nicotine before it reaches the brain could serve as a successful smoking cessation therapy, according to an in vitro study.

0 Comments

image: Speaking of Science

Speaking of Science

By The Scientist Staff | April 1, 2015

April 2015's selection of notable quotes

0 Comments

image: Focus on Sex

Focus on Sex

By Molly Sharlach | December 29, 2014

In 2014, new research findings and guidelines brought increased attention to biological differences between males and females.

0 Comments

image: Vanishing Y Chromosomes

Vanishing Y Chromosomes

By Molly Sharlach | December 4, 2014

A new study reveals an association between smoking and rates of Y chromosome loss in blood cells, which may explain elevated cancer risk among male smokers.

1 Comment

image: Sniff While You Sleep

Sniff While You Sleep

By Molly Sharlach | November 14, 2014

Smokers light up less after smelling cigarette smoke together with foul odors during sleep, a study shows.

0 Comments

Popular Now

  1. DNA Robots Target Cancer
    Daily News DNA Robots Target Cancer

    Researchers use DNA origami to generate tiny mechanical devices that deliver a drug that cuts off the blood supply to tumors in mice.

  2. Stem Cell Vaccine Protects Mice From Cancer
  3. Love in the Scientific Literature
    News Analysis Love in the Scientific Literature

    There are countless ways for scientists to say, “I love you.” Naming a slime-mold beetle after your wife (and another after your ex-wife) is, apparently, one of them.  

  4. Gene Expression Overlaps Among Psychiatric Disorders
AAAS