Major depressive disorder is a highly familial illness and the leading cause of disability worldwide for persons 15 to 44 years of age. It is associated with increased mortality resulting … Continue Reading Study shows that both genetics and environment impact depression.
Alzheimer’s disease poses a health problem of pandemic proportions. It is estimated that by the year 2030 there will be greater than 60 million people worldwide with AD, and $375 … Continue Reading Newly identified role for ApoE explains its effects in Alzheimer’s.
Alzheimer’s is a devastating disease whose incidence is on the rise globally. ApoE-4, a particular allele of the apolipoprotein apoE, is a known risk factor. Since apoE plays a critical … Continue Reading Women with Alzheimer’s-risk gene lose weight more sharply after age 70.
Air pollution is a serious public health issue and exposures to concentrations of air pollutants at or above the current standards has been linked to neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration. In the … Continue Reading Study shows that air pollution has detrimental impact on Alzheimer’s risk gene.
A team from the University of South Carolina have been studying one of the fundamental biomolecules contributing to human addiction, the mu-opioid receptor. It’s a protein in the human body … Continue Reading Researchers begin to map the neurogenetics of susceptibility in addiction.
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNA) are unusual in that they don’t encode proteins like normal RNA. Yet they do play a role in regulating cellular functions and interest cancer researchers. Now, … Continue Reading Researchers identify long non-coding RNA which modulates colorectal cancer metabolism.
Telomeres are short stretches of repeated nucleotides that protect the ends of chromosomes. In somatic cells, these protective sequences become shorter with each cellular replication until a critical length is … Continue Reading Large scale human study shows longer telomere length leads to higher cancer mortality.
People who carry a variant of a gene that is associated with longevity also have larger volumes in a front part of the brain involved in planning and decision-making, according … Continue Reading Brain region vulnerable to aging is larger in those with longevity gene variant.