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Mutagenicity & Genotoxicity in Italian cities

Airborne particulate matter can include smoke, dust, dirt, soot, and even liquid droplets. The particles are emitted into the air and remain suspended in the atmosphere.  Airborne particulate matter has long been recognized as a potential health hazard. 

The future of the comet assay

The International Comet Assay Workshops are a series of scientific conferences dealing with practical and theoretical aspects of the comet assay.  After the meeting, a publication featuring the major themes and ideas of the workshop was produced.  

Combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) & comet assay

An international collaboration of scientists from Brazil and Italy have produced a recent publication entitled: “Antiretroviral Therapy Initiation Alters the Redox System of Asymptomatic HIV-Infected Individuals: A Longitudinal Study”

Monocyte Death: Macrophages, Neutrophils & Killing in Trans

Researchers at Mainz University Medical Center have shown that monocytes are impaired in DNA repair, rendering them vulnerable to genotoxic stress while monocyte-derived macrophages are DNA repair competent and genotoxic stress-resistant.

Vitamin D & DNA damage - is there a connection?

Recently, a global team of experts (from The University of Oslo, Norway, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University & The Chinese University of Hong Kong) have been investigating “Vitamin D and oxidation-induced DNA damage: is there a connection?”