Prenetal stress alters gut bacteria causing problems in offspring

Growing body of research suggests that prenatal stress has a long-lasting impact on an infant’s development. A new study adds to the evidence, showing that prenatal stress can negatively affect the child well into adulthood, through a connection via the maternal gut bacteria. According to an analysis conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and […]
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How smoking can wreck genetic havoc on lungs

Smoking is linked to significant genetic damage in the lungs and other organs of the body, according to new research. “This study offers fresh insights into how tobacco smoke causes cancer,” said co-lead author Ludmil Alexandrov, the Oppenheimer Fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. “Our analysis demonstrates that tobacco smoking causes mutations […]
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Most of us have consumed energy drinks at one point or another, either because of a looming deadline or during a fun night out. Although energy drinks are often perceived as harmless, a new case report links the beverages to liver damage, after a previously healthy man developed hepatitis from consuming too many. In the […]
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Antibodies can help break leukemia’s hold

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is an aggressive cancer known for drug resistance and relapse. In an effort to uncover new treatment strategies, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center discovered that a cell surface molecule known as CD98 promotes AML. The study, published October 27 by Cancer Cell, […]
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