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Right now, options are limited for preventing heart attacks.
The deadliest form of malaria is caused the protozoan Plasmodium falciparum.
The commonly-used epilepsy drug, valproic acid (VPA), can have a highly beneficial effect on some babies born with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), the number one genetic killer during early infancy.
A protein involved in cellular inflammation may increase the risk of plaque containing blood vessels associated with inflammatory gum disease.
While high-fat foods are thought to be of universal appeal, there is actually a lot of variation in the extent to which people like and consume fat.
About five years ago, animal studies first revealed the presence of entirely novel types of oral fat sensors or receptors on the tongue.
A preference for fatty foods has a genetic basis, according to researchers, who discovered that people with certain forms of the CD36 gene may like high-fat foods more than those who have other forms of this gene.
The discovery by researchers from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of a molecule that is key to malaria's 'invisibility cloak' will help to better understand how the parasite causes disease and escapes from the defenses mounted by the immune system.
Why do we like fatty foods so much? We can blame our taste buds.
Parkinson disease (PD) is a relatively common neurodegenerative disorder, affecting 1-2% of the world's population over the age of 65 years.
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