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Smoking causes cancer, heart disease, stroke, lung diseases, diabetes, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Smoking also increases risk for tuberculosis, certain eye diseases, and problems of the immune system, including rheumatoid arthritis.
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- Bioengineering Extracellular Vesicles for the Treatment of Cardiovascular Diseasesby Lalithasri Ramasubramanian on July 2, 2022
Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) remain one of the leading causes of mortality worldwide. Despite recent advances in diagnosis and interventions, there is still a crucial need for new multifaceted therapeutics that can address the complicated pathophysiological mechanisms driving CVD. Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are nanovesicles that are secreted by all types of cells to transport molecular cargo and regulate intracellular communication. EVs represent a growing field of nanotheranostics that can...
- Reduced symmetric dimethylation stabilizes vimentin and promotes metastasis in MTAP-deficient lung cancerby Wen-Hsin Chang on June 29, 2022
The aggressive nature and poor prognosis of lung cancer led us to explore the mechanisms driving disease progression. Utilizing our invasive cell-based model, we identified methylthioadenosine phosphorylase (MTAP) and confirmed its suppressive effects on tumorigenesis and metastasis. Patients with low MTAP expression display worse overall and progression-free survival. Mechanistically, accumulation of methylthioadenosine substrate in MTAP-deficient cells reduce the level of protein arginine...
- Gender Differences in Smoking Attitude among Saudi Medical Studentsby Ali Hassan A Alnasser on June 28, 2022
CONCLUSION: The study showed that male students smoke more than female students, and there were no significant differences in the overall attitudes score towards smoking. Therefore, campaigns are needed to decrease smoking rate, especially among male students.
- A Narrative Review of the Efficacy and Design of Safety Labels on Tobacco Products to Promote the Use of Safety Labels on Alcohol Products in Canadaby Man Ting Kristina Yau on June 27, 2022
Alcohol is consumed by approximately three-quarters of Canadians. Alcohol causes acquired liver disease, increases the risk of cancer, has detrimental effects on mental health, and leads to adverse pregnancy outcomes. Alcohol-related morbidity and mortality are high, and urgent public health measures are warranted to prevent and control these. Tobacco safety labels have been shown in numerous studies to reduce tobacco consumption. Much can be learned from the design of tobacco safety labels in...