2013-11-26 Rogue gene linked to asthma in children-
The gene, CDHR3, is especially active in epithelial cells lining the inner surfaces of the airways.
Scientists suspect mutant versions of CDHR3 may cause abnormalities in the airway cell lining leading to an allergic response to environmental triggers
2013-11-26 Electronic cigarettes: New route to smoking addiction for adolescents-
E-cigarettes have been widely promoted as a way for people to quit smoking conventional cigarettes. Now, in the first study of its kind, UC San Francisco researchers are reporting that, at the point in time they studied, youth using e-cigarettes were more likely to be trying to quit, but also were less likely to have stopped smoking and were smoking more, not less.