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Swapping Cigarettes for Vaping
Aggie Mika | Oct 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.
Fingerprints of Ongoing Human Evolution Found
Shawna Williams | Sep 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.
Smoking on a Chip
Staff | Aug 31, 2017
A new device from the Wyss Institute at Harvard University simulates the effects of cigarette smoke on human lungs.
Smoking-Linked Cancer Mutations Mapped
Anna Azvolinsky | Nov 3, 2016
Scientists produce a detailed genomic map of mutations and epigenetic changes associated with smoking tobacco across 17 tumor types.
Study: Genetic Tests Don’t Change Behavior
Jef Akst | Mar 17, 2016
Knowing one’s genetic risk for particular diseases doesn’t encourage behavior modifications, according to a study.
Bacterial Enzyme an Antismoking Aid?
Jef Akst | Aug 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.
Speaking of Science
Staff | Apr 1, 2015
April 2015's selection of notable quotes
Focus on Sex
Molly Sharlach | Dec 29, 2014
In 2014, new research findings and guidelines brought increased attention to biological differences between males and females.
Vanishing Y Chromosomes
Molly Sharlach | Dec 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.
Sniff While You Sleep
Molly Sharlach | Nov 14, 2014
Smokers light up less after smelling cigarette smoke together with foul odors during sleep, a study shows.