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Genetic factors play a role in how attractive a person is to mosquitoes

23 Apr, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
The notion that smell attracts mosquitoes is all too familiar, but scientists wanted to determine whether genes have any role in this matter. "Human odor is known to be controlled, at least in part, by genetic factors, and it is possible that variation in our attractiveness to mosquitoes is also…


Depression and back pain share common genes

14 Apr, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
When suffering from back pain and struggling with depression, it is highly likely the root is in your genes, new study suggests. The study conducted at University of Sydney suggests that genetic factors may explain the association between low back pain and depression. Dr Paulo Ferreria from the University of…


Enjoying java written in special caffeine genes

14 Apr, 2015 | by Ionut Popescu | 0 comments
People who drink a lot of coffee may have the genetic background to blame for their insatiable desire, a new study claims. The research was published October. 7 in the journal Molecular Psychiatry. Researchers identified six genes that are responsible for a person’s desire to drink coffee; all of them…


Genes responsible for Type 1 diabetes identified

10 Mar, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Genes responsible for increasing the risk of Type 1 diabetes have been identified, a new study claims. Findings will help other researchers predict with increased accuracy who is likely to develop Type 1 diabetes, and select appropriate protocols to prevent it. "It is a game-changer for Type 1 diabetes," said…


We may carry more of father’s genes than mother’s

5 Mar, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
We are more like our fathers than we are our mothers, new research showed. Mammals have more of the genetic material passed down from males, even if descendants look and act more like their mother, a new study from University of North Carolina’s School of Medicine suggests. The study, conducted…


34 genes linked to incresed likelihood of asthma

20 Feb, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
New drugs for asthma and other allergies are likely results of a breakthrough in genetics, new research announced. Researchers unveiled 34 genes that make people susceptible to allergies, creating the opportunity for creating new drugs. One in ten children suffers from asthma in the UK, while allergies affect about a…


Plethora of genes contribute to obesity predisposition

12 Feb, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Scientists discovered that obesity is the result of 97 different DNA mutations placed all over the body, including the the brain, to expert’s surprise. Some mutations are linked to appetite, but others need further investigation, new research announced. In the study, conducted at the international Genetic Investigation of Anthropometric Traits…


Hangovers linked to genetic heritage

5 Nov, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
For those being told they have an unusual propensity for hangovers, genes could offer an explanation – according to a new study. Several factors contribute to hangovers, including the speed at which a person drinks, the innate tolerance for alcohol, or having something to eat before drinking. However, scientists from…


Autism linked to larger number of genes

30 Oct, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
An international study is underway to pinpoint the “fine details” behind people developing autism, researches announced. Scientists analyzed thousands of DNA samples taken from children with autism and their parents. The findings were published in journal Nature. The results linked 33 genes to autism, and many of these genes are involved…


Violent criminal behavior linked to genetical makeup

29 Oct, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Explanations about criminal behavior frequently invoke an innate tendency toward hurting people, effects of mental disorders, influenced by childhood drama, prolonged exposure abuse or too many violent video games, but the reasons are too complicated to have an immediate answer. New research suggests genetics is also a contributing factor for…