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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.


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dynamitard
  • A political dynamiter.
The word 'dynamitard' is related to 'dynamite', which comes from a Greek root meaning 'power' and was coined by Alfred Nobel.