Tagged: genetic


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...


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...


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,...