Genetics

Genetic evidence shows that smoking can cause us to age faster

A study of nearly 500,000 people has shown that smoking shortens the end fragments of chromosomes in the white blood cells of our immune systems. The length of these end fragments, called telomeres, is an indicator of how ...

Genetics

Do genes determine whether you can be an endurance athlete?

For some of us, no matter how consistently we train, running never seems to get any easier—while others appear to be naturally gifted and can run for miles with ease. Part of this comes down to factors such as the kind ...

Genetics

Research examines the role of genetics in opioid use disorder

New research out of the University of Cincinnati examines the association between genetics and the presence of opioid use disorder (OUD). The study identified six single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) or genetic variants ...

Cardiology

Endometriosis causally associated with ischemic stroke

Endometriosis has a causal link to ischemic stroke, according to a research letter published in the February issue of Stroke, a theme issue focused on the topic of cerebrovascular diseases and women, in conjunction with the ...

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