Landmark Study at the Stephenson Cancer Center Finds Even Low Exposure To Secondhand Smoke Causes DNA Damage

Oklahoma City, OK (PRWEB) March 05, 2015 Exposure to even minimal levels of secondhand tobacco smoke causes significant DNA damage in human cells, according to a study using a new detection method. DNA damage plays a key role in the development of cancer and other neurodegenerative, pulmonary, cardiovascular, and aging-related diseases. The study was ...

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute: Project pinpoints 12 new genetic causes of developmental disorders

(PRWEB UK) 24 December 2014 Embargoed until 18:00 UK time on Wednesday 24 December, 2014 The first results to emerge from a nationwide project to study the genetic causes of rare developmental disorders have revealed 12 causative genes that have never been identified before. The Deciphering Developmental Disorders (DDD) project, the world’s largest, nationwide ...