Genetics

New genetic risk factors for arrhythmia discovered

A recent study published in Nature Genetics identified 10 new genetic regions associated with Brugada syndrome, a cardiac arrhythmia disorder associated with sudden death in young adults.

Genetics

New research shows bowel habits are written in our DNA

Do you "go" once a day? Maybe you go twice, or even three times? Or perhaps you only go a few times a week? Yes, we're talking about pooing. In our new study, we've found how often you go is, at least to some degree, a function ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

The placenta: The smoking gun in cardiovascular disease

Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide. Although the development of these disorders is most commonly associated with lifestyle factors like obesity, increasing evidence suggests that events much ...

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