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2008-09-11 15:00:11

Marauding molecules cause the tissue damage that underlies heart attacks, sunburn, Alzheimer's and hangovers.

2005-07-14 15:35:00

Alcohol consumption is an integral part of the Japanese business culture. Hangovers, however, can have substantial economic drawbacks. A recent study that examines hangovers and genetics among Japanese workers has found that the toxicity of acetaldehyde – the first product of alcohol metabolism – leads to hangovers in individuals with a particular genotype. Results are published in the July issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research.

2005-07-15 12:38:23

Many hangover sufferers looking for someone or something to blame can now point the finger at their own genes, according to a new study.


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.