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  • The genetic architecture of type 2 diabetes

    The genetic architecture of type 2 diabetes The genetic architecture of common traits, including the number, frequency, and effect sizes of inherited variants that contribute to individual risk, has been long debated. Genome-wide association studies have identified scores of common

    Jul 25, 2016 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Gene protects women from heart disease

    USC researchers have identified a gene variant that decreases the risk of heart disease — but only among women. Men who carry the variant receive no protective effect. Hooman Allayee, senior author of the study and associate professor of preventive

    Feb 05, 2016 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Hunger Hormone in Infancy May Link to Lifelong Obesity Risk

    New study offers hope of future treatments to help prevent weight problems Researchers at The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles reveal an unexpected role for ghrelin in early brain development and show its long-term impact on appetite

    Jan 27, 2015 | 0 comments | View Post