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Genetics

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Study Provides Robust Evidence of Sex Differences with Alzheimer’s Gene

According to researchers, Alzheimer's disease may be more prevalent in women, not simply because they live longer on average, but due to the APOE E4 gene. Researchers found the APOE association was greater for women in the Tau pathway than in men. However, there was no difference between APOE expression in the amyloid pathway in women compared to men.... Read More...
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Gray Hair Linked to Immune System and Viral Infection

Researchers have identified a link between the immune system, viral infection and premature hair graying. The study reports mice who went prematurely gray produced unusually high amounts of MITF, a protein that is responsible for releasing interferons, which help to fight viral infections. This suggests genes responsible for controlling pigmentation also work to control the immune system.... Read More...