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Latest Brendan J. Keating Stories

2014-03-05 10:42:02

Two recent genetic studies expand the list of genes involved with body fat and body mass index, and their connection to major Western health problems: heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes.

2012-03-14 21:03:11

A large international study indicates that anti-inflammatory drugs may become a new tool for preventing and treating coronary heart disease (CHD), the leading global cause of death.

2012-02-09 23:52:22

The largest genetics study to date of type 2 diabetes (T2D) has identified new gene variants associated with risk for the common metabolic disease.

2011-01-04 03:57:23

As much as 90 percent of variation in adult height may be caused by genetic inheritance, but a multitude of genes are involved.


Word of the Day
taphephobia
  • A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
The word 'taphephobia' comes from Greek roots meaning 'burial' and 'fear'.
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