smooth muscles were able to viably reproduce much better under hypoxic conditions but that this effect was abrogated proportionally to the level of telomerase inhibition
It may come as little surprise but maternal smoking is associated with shorter newborn telomeres.
For #ScienceSunday, I feel compelled to discuss a study that got a fair amount of press linking shorter telomeres to sugary soda consumption. In a brilliant yet tragic attempt to sell copy, some news outlets proclaimed sodas to be worse than smoking.
Yesterday’s report states that 85% of lung cancer is caused by smoking. But this conflicts with most previous studies.