Tagged: genetic

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Dust might explain why kids are fat

We run on hormones; they make us hungry, they make us tall, and they make us fat. It’s no surprise that chemicals that mess with our endocrine systems (hormone modulation and release) also mess...

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Asian Glow, is it preventable?

Asian glow, or alcohol flush syndrome, is not the inability to metabolize alcohol. Instead, 80% of Asians have gene variants of alcohol dehydrogenase that metabolize ethanol to acetaldehyde more efficiently. In addition, around 50% of Asians...

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Platelets kill parasites in humans.

Parasitic infection can be terrifying; the thought of another organism eating you from within conjures the chest-busting scenes from the Alien series. Most malaria deaths, an estimated 655,000 annually, result from the parasite Plasmodium falciparumi,...