News tagged with genetic components

Intelligence is in the genes, but where?

(Medical Xpress)—You can thank your parents for your smarts—or at least some of them. Psychologists have long known that intelligence, like most other traits, is partly genetic. But a new study led by psychological scientist ...

Oct 02, 2012
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Gout study offers genetic insight into 'disease of kings'

Scientists have shed light on why some people are more susceptible to gout than others. A study has identified 18 new genetic variations that increase levels of uric acid in the blood, which is the main cause of the disease. ...

Dec 23, 2012
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Cancer's sweet tooth may be its weak link

Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have discovered that cancer cells tap into a natural recycling system to obtain the energy they need to keep dividing. In a study with ...

Nov 16, 2011
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