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Gene Predicts Parkinson’s Progression

Gene Predicts Parkinson’s Progression

Comstock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — Parkinson’s disease, often associated with boxer Muhammad Ali and actor Michael J. Fox, affects one million Americans, according to the National Parkinson Foundation.While the exact causes largely remain a mystery, d…

Love Fatty Foods? Research Indicates It’s Not Your Fault

Love Fatty Foods? Research Indicates It’s Not Your Fault

Thinkstock Images/Getty Images(ST. LOUIS) — It turns out that your love of French fries and Big Macs might not be your fault.  A new study conducted by the Washington University School of Medicine found that, depending on the individual, certain …

First Prostate Cancer Gene Mutation Identified

First Prostate Cancer Gene Mutation Identified

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ANN ARBOR, Mich.) — Simple blood tests offer telling signs of someone’s genetic risk for developing hereditary diseases such as breast cancer. But researchers say they have now identified the first mutation associated with…

Researchers Tap Into ‘Super Memory’ by Isolating Gene

Researchers Tap Into ‘Super Memory’ by Isolating Gene

HANS-ULRICH OSTERWALDER/Getty Images(WACO, Texas) — There’s some hope for those with a failing memory: Scientists at Baylor University say they’re now able to give mice “super memories” by isolating a gene that apparently blocks another gene called PK…

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