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Florida International University researchers team up with University of Minnesota to develop a database of DNA adducts

Florida International University researchers team up with University of Minnesota to develop a database of DNA adducts




The frequent exposure to chemicals in the environment and diet leads to the chemical modification of DNA, resulting in the formation of DNA adducts. Some DNA adducts can induce mutations during cell division, and when occurring in critical regions of the genome, can lead to disease, including cancer.
Dr. Marcus S. Cooke, professor in the department of Environmental Health Sciences at Florida International University’s Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, is a coinvestigator on a $164,000 grant from National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) in partnership with Dr. Anthony P. DeCaprio, department of Chemistry & Biochemistry in the College of Arts, Science and Education at FIU, and a team of researchers from the University of Minnesota, comprising Drs. Jingshu Guo, Peter Villalta, Scott Walmsley, and Robert Turesky.

Flavored tobacco a major factor in the popularity of waterpipe smoking, study finds

Flavored tobacco a major factor in the popularity of waterpipe smoking, study finds




Flavored tobacco is one of the major factors behind the popularity of waterpipe smoking in the United States and internationally, a recent FIU study found.

Researchers at Stempel College examined the impact of tobacco flavor manipulation on satisfaction, puffing behavior and toxicant exposure among high-frequency and low-frequency waterpipe users.


After a natural disaster in Bockistan, Disaster Field Operations Course makes all the difference

After a natural disaster in Bockistan, Disaster Field Operations Course makes all the difference




This is the fictional scenario that FIU’s disaster management master’s students recently faced as they experienced their capstone practical field course. Held for the fourth time at FIU’s Biscayne Bay campus, the three-day exercise gives students the opportunity to put their knowledge into action and gain first-hand experience of what it is like to be in the aftermath of a disaster. This year, the cohort of 38 students were joined by the program’s first class of online students, who came together for the first time. 

FIU is the only disaster management graduate program in the United States that provides a hands-on practical experience to its students.


What you need to know about Flu season this year

What you need to know about Flu season this year




Flu season is once again upon us! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this year is expected to be a particularly bad flu season and experts are recommending the flu vaccine to prevent a serious outbreak.