A new study expands and deepens the biological and genetic links between cardiovascular disease and schizophrenia. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of premature death among schizophrenia patients, who die from heart and blood vessel disorders at a rate double that of persons without the mental disorder.
A genetic analysis of people with extremely high intelligence shows small, yet important genetic differences between the super smart and the general population.
Researchers determine how small changes in a particular region of the genome can alter nicotine consumption.
Researchers discover rare variants in chromosomes 4 and 7 are not only associated with extremely long lives, but also with reduced risk for Alzheimer's and cardiovascular disease.
A new study challenges previous research into the role of the FOXO3 gene in super-aging. Researchers found the gene did, to a degree, play a role in longevity, but did not affect living to ages 96+ in men or 100+ in women.
Boston University School of Medicine researchers have identified several new genes associated with Alzheimer's disease, including some which may cause functional and structural alterations in the brain. The findings could help to shed light on the processes leading up to the development of the neurodegenerative disease.
Analyzing genetic data from over 48,000 people, researchers discovered higher iron levels are associated with an increased risk of cardioembolic stroke.
A large, genome-wide study in children reveals genetic variants associated with differing levels of antibodies produced as a result of three common childhood vaccinations. Researchers identified two genetic loci associated with the persistence of vaccine-induced immunity following early life vaccinations. The results may help clinicians tailor personalized vaccine schedules to maximize the effectiveness of immunizations.
Study finds allele-specific open chromatin variants are likely to be linked to several neuropsychiatric traits and illnesses, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.