Latest Mutagen Stories
Scientists find cell phone radiation exposure creates cellular imbalances known to cause cancer in 92%
Dangerous new carcinogenic compounds produced by certain types of chemical reactions, such as those found in vehicle exhaust or grilling meat, have been discovered.
A set of proteins involved in the body's natural defenses produces a large number of mutations in human DNA.
For the first time ever, thirdhand smoke has been found to cause significant amounts of damage to human cells. Thirdhand smoke is the toxic residue that attaches to almost all surfaces leaving a strong odor long after cigarette smoke has dissipated.
An international team of scientists have shown at an unprecedented level of detail how cells prioritize the repair of genes containing potentially dangerous damage.
Researchers from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (U.S.A) and UmeaÂ° University (Sweden) report in a study published in the February 15, 2011, issue of PLoS Biology that a method by which cells repair breaks in their DNA, known as Break-induced Replication (BIR), is up to 2,800 times more likely to cause genetic mutation than normal cell repair.
What if we could understand why cancer develops?
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new chemical analysis method that has assisted researchers at the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), National Institutes of Health, in demonstrating a potentially important chemical link between alcohol consumption and cancer. Using this novel chemical assay, they have uncovered a chain of chemical reactions that, under physiological conditions, may lead from alcohol to a known...
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