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Researchers Isolate Immune Gene That Can Cure Parkinson’s, Dementia

A research team at University of Copenhagen, Denmark, has discovered that non-inheritable Parkinson’s disease may be caused by functional changes in the immune regulating gene Interferon-beta (IFNβ) and targeted treatment with IFNβ-gene therapy can successfully prevent its neuronal death and the disease effects. The results, published in the journal Cell, show that the immune gene IFNβ plays a vital role ...

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Soybean Oil Can Turn You More Obese, Diabetic: Study

We’re all familiar with the harmful effects of sugar, especially fructose content in processed foods. But a new study by American scientists has shown that elevated content of soybean oil in a diet is even more harmful and causes more obesity compared to fructose. Researchers from the University of California, Riverside (UCR) performed an experiment on male mice by feeding ...

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Anxiety is in Genes, Passed on from Anxious Parents: Study

Anxious parents are more likely to have anxious offspring, says a new study based on its finding from monkeys that would throw light into the possibility of developing anxiety and depression on hereditary basis. The study from the Department of Psychiatry and the Health Emotions Research Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison shows how an over-active brain circuit involving three ...

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What do we Inherit From Parents? Retro-Viruses that make us smarter!

Millions of years old inherited viruses actually play an important role in making the human brain dynamic and multifaceted in its functions, says a study. These endogenous retroviruses that constitute around five percent of our DNA were earlier thought to be just a side-effect of our evolutionary journey. Retroviruses seem to play a central role in the basic functions of ...

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Drink Red Wine, Prevent Head, Neck Cancer

  Researchers have found that a compound known as resveratrol in red wine and grape skin may help in preventing you from head and neck cancer. Alcohol damages cells and resveratrol kills damaged cells, says a scientist who studied red wine and its relationship to preventing cancer. Alcohol bombards our genes. The body has ways to repair this cell damage ...

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