Sandy Hook and other mass killings have left people wondering how someone could engage in such behavior. Scientists say that genes can indeed predispose a person to mental illness or violence. But genetic variants alone can’t explain why someone commits mass murder.
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Is aging inevitable? What factors make older tissues less able to maintain and repair themselves? A new study from MGH investigators and collaborators at King’s College London describes how muscle repair is impaired during aging and a strategy that may rejuvenate aging tissue by manipulating the environment of muscle stem cells. Mass General News Releases [...]
WASHINGTON Opportunistic infections in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis are rare,but they occur at a significantly higher rate in JIA patients than in unaffected children,according to…
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The incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is known to be inversely associated with socioeconomic status,but the cause of this association is unclear. Silvia Stringhini and colleagues now report that health behaviours and BMI can explain almost 50% of this association.In this [...]
RALEIGH,N.C. (MedPage Today) —The itch-scratch cycle in humans tracked to specific regions of the brain,including areas related to reward,pain sensation,and addiction,functional brain imaging studies showed. MedPageToday.com –medical news plus CME for physicians
If you don’t like the taste of pork,the reason may be that your genes cause you to smell the meat more intensely,according to a new study.
Duke University Medical Center scientists,working with colleagues in Norway,found that about 70 percent of people have two functional copies of a gene linked to an [...]