Navigation Links
Former smokers can be protected with vitamin A derivative

Former smokers constitute almost half of all newly-diagnosed lung cancer cases. Smoking inflicts serious damage to the lungs that do not disappear as soon as people quit, as it takes time for the tissue to recover. It has also been found that smoking causes genetic damage in the form of loss of a gene that could protect cells from becoming cancerous. Researchers from the University of Texas have now shown that a close chemical relative of vitamin A restores// the function of this gene called retinoic acid receptor (RAR) beta. This chemical compound, called s-retinoic acid (RA), was tested on a group of former smokers that was given either RA or placebo for three months. A lung biopsy that was taken later showed that there was a marked increase in the activity of RAR in the active treatment group. The researchers claim that, though this study did not prove that RA prevents cancer in former smokers, this is the first time the benefit of chemoprevention (preventive treatment by a drug) has been demonstrated in a group.
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Reliable Help For Smokers From Nicotine Patches and Former Smokers
2. Former IMO President Shows Interest In Winning General Election
3. Former FDA Commissioner Accused in Criminal Case
4. Justice To Former Male Nurse In sex Discrimination Case
5. Residents Of Former Industrial Towns In UK Most likely To Become Obese
6. Former Malaysian Prime Minister Suffers Heart Attack
7. Fact Sheet on Polonium-210 - The Substance That Killed Former Russian Spy
8. Former Chilean Dictator Hospitalised After Heart Attack
9. Former Chilean Dictator Recovering
10. Italian Who Met Former KBG Spy is Arrested
11. Former Official Confesses He Had Sold Steroids to Leading Baseball Players
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/27/2016)... ... May 27, 2016 , ... With a ... medical and food industries. Aside from its GMP accreditation, Validation Center is also ... successfully certified products, services and staff. , Validation Center is ISO17025 accredited and ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... There are many ways ... and Sausage Council (NHDSC) suggests that Americans prefer their dogs straight off the grill. ... say grilling is their favorite way to cook a hot dog, far outpacing other ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... Cabot Corporation, Pfizer, and ... according to court documents and SEC filings. A jury has returned a ... American Optical Corporation, Case No. BC588866, Los Angeles County, California. The jury awarded ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... Georgia (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2016 , ... ... certificate in intellectual property (IP) to its specialty academic programs. , Answering to ... the college’s existing certificate programs in health law, and environmental and land use ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... On Memorial Day, Hope For Heroes ... lives in military battle for the country. The nonprofit Hope For Heroes partnered ... programs that empower independence for disabled military veterans, as well as police, firemen, and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/26/2016)... York , May 26, 2016 ... Research "Medical Waste Management Market - U.S. Industry Analysis, Size, ... waste management market in the U.S. was valued at US$ ... a CAGR of 3.4% from 2015 to 2023 to reach ... exhaustive analysis of current and emerging needle free drug delivery ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... , May 25,2016 ... the near-infrared Cellvizio platform for urological and surgical ... OTCQX: MKEAY) inventor of Cellvizio®, the multidisciplinary confocal ... regulatory milestone in the US with the 12 ... and Drug Administration (FDA). This new FDA clearance ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... YORK , May 25, 2016  According to ... reached $381 billion in 2015.  Though these are ... plenty of opportunity for success for companies that ... in search of new growth prospects medical device ... on research and development (R&D) than do companies ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: