Gene Variant Linked to Alzhemer

18 Washington, Jul 1. -A variant of a gene linked to the development of Alzheimer's disease delays the elimination of beta amyloid proteins causing the disease, as reported in the latest issue of the magazine Science Translational Medicine. It is the variant APOE-e4 that is linked to a slower eradication of beta amyloid protein plaques in the brain. To prove

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Gene Linked to Obesity and Diabetes Found

0 London, May 18. -A regulatory gene may play a key role in the development of obesity and diabetes, reported the journal Nature Genetics in its latest issue. Researchers at Kingâ�Ös College London said that the gene called KLF14 is like "a master key" that controls other genes found in fatty tissue and that are related to a number of

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Loss of Biodiversity Leads to Infectious Diseases

10 Washington, Dec 3. -The loss of biodiversity alters ecosystems and helps contagious diseases to spread, according to a study published in the latest issue of Nature. According to Felicia Keesing of Bard College in the United States and her co-authors, the disappearance of animals and plants tends to be accompanied by a larger incidence of infections, such as occurred

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