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Medical News Today: Food preferences altered by specific brain pathways

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 23:00
People with a gene defect have greater preferences for high-fat, but not high sugar foods, drawing a direct link between food choice and genetic variants.

Medical News Today: Suicide prevention drug steps closer with enzyme discovery

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 08:00
A variant of the enzyme ACMSD is more prevalent in patients with suicidal behavior, a study finds, and targeting it could help prevent suicidal attempts.

Medical News Today: Cholesterol-lowering gene variants linked to greater type 2 diabetes risk

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 07:00
A study questions the safety of cholesterol-lowering drugs, after finding a number of gene variants mediated by the drugs may raise type 2 diabetes risk.

Medical News Today: New drug target for asthma, autoimmune disorders identified

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 06:00
Researchers discover the cell surface protein PD-1, an existing drug target for some cancers, could also be a target for autoimmune disorders like asthma.

Medical News Today: How Does Stress Affect My Cholesterol Levels?

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 23:00
What exactly does stress mean? What is cholesterol? This article will examine these questions as well as the relationship between the two.

Medical News Today: 'Breakthrough' discovery could help beat nicotine addiction

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 23:00
Scientists have crystallized a protein that is expected to reveal how nicotine affects the brain. The breakthrough could lead to new treatments.

Medical News Today: 'One-punch' universal flu vaccine in development

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 23:00
Antibodies can train the immune system to detect part of the flu virus that stays the same, which could pave the way toward a universal flu vaccine.