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Study finds small colony of neurons modulate amount of insulin the pancreas produces.

The brain is the key regulator of appetite, body weight, and metabolism, controlling the passage of every nutrient that enters and exits the body. Specifically, there is a small group … Continue Reading Study finds small colony of neurons modulate amount of insulin the pancreas produces.

Large-scale study shows that memory, epigenetics of a heart attack are stored in person’s genes.

Cardiovascular diseases are the leading causes of death worldwide and represent a substantial economic burden on public health care systems.  Now, a study from researchers at Uppsala University shows that … Continue Reading Large-scale study shows that memory, epigenetics of a heart attack are stored in person’s genes.

Trauma’s inherited epigenetic fingerprint observed in children of Holocaust survivors.

The children of traumatized people have long been known to be at increased risk for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, there are very few opportunities to examine biologic alterations in … Continue Reading Trauma’s inherited epigenetic fingerprint observed in children of Holocaust survivors.