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News tag: genetic factors


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…


Big city life may not explain asthma risk in children

20 Jan, 2015 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
Simply living in a big city is not a strong enough factor in whether a child develops asthma, researchers have found. For many years, public health officials made a lot of noise about a so-called inner city asthma epidemic. Rather, researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland found that…