Genetics

Quinn on Nutrition: Genes that fit

Look in the mirror. A lot of what you see came from your parents, grandparents and on down the line. And a lot of what goes on inside our bodies—including our risk for disease and how we utilize nutrients—comes from inherited ...

Medical research

New genetic link found for some forms of SIDS

A genetic link has now been found for some instances of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS. The new UW Medicine research study is the first to make an explainable link tracking the mechanism between a genetic anomaly and ...

Neuroscience

High LDL linked to early-onset Alzheimer's

Researchers with the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Emory University have found a link between high LDL cholesterol levels and early-onset Alzheimer's disease. The results could help doctors understand how the ...

Neuroscience

Statins could protect against motor neurone disease

High cholesterol has been found to be a possible risk factor for the development of motor neurone disease (MND), according to a large study of genetic data led in the UK by Queen Mary University of London, in collaboration ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Alzheimer's linked to the brain's 'garbage disposal service'

Researchers in South Australia have found a genetic link between Alzheimer's disease and the endo-lysosomal system, a critical part of biological recycling machinery that maintains the health of brain cells.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Can't sleep? Could be down to genetics

Researchers have identified specific genes that may trigger the development of sleep problems, and have also demonstrated a genetic link between insomnia and psychiatric disorders such as depression, or physical conditions ...

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