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Blood Epigenetic Age may Predict Cancer Incidence and Mortality
Biological measures of aging are important for understanding the health of an aging population, with epigenetics particularly promising. Previous studies found that tumor tissue is epigenetically older than its donors are ...
Air pollution exposure and lung function in highly exposed subjects in Beijing, China: a repeated-measure study
(BioMed Central, 2014)
Background: Exposure to ambient particulate matter (PM) has been associated with reduced lung function. Elemental components of PM have been suggested to have critical roles in PM toxicity, but their contribution to ...
Blood Telomere Length Attrition and Cancer Development in the Normative Aging Study Cohort
Background: Accelerated telomere shortening may cause cancer via chromosomal instability, making it a potentially useful biomarker. However, publications on blood telomere length (BTL) and cancer are inconsistent. We ...
Particulate Air Pollution Exposure and Expression of Viral and Human MicroRNAs in Blood: The Beijing Truck Driver Air Pollution Study
(National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 2015)
Background: MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are post-transcriptional gene suppressors and potential mediators of environmental effects. In addition to human miRNAs, viral miRNAs expressed from latent viral sequences are detectable in ...