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Using the body clock to make drugs more effective

Using the body clock to make drugs more effective

Researchers created a database for the daily circadian rhythms of genetic activity. The findings may help physicians time the delivery of drugs in accordance with a person’s body clock, boosting treatment for cardiovascular disease and other conditions. Our body clock can influence how effective drugs are — especially for treating cardiovascular problems. Our circadian rhythm, […]

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How much of our empathy is down to genes?

How much of our empathy is down to genes?

When you’re going through a tough time, some people seem to know almost instinctively what you need, while others, although well-intended, may not be able to offer the emotional support you’re hoping for. Is this because the ability to empathize is innate, or down to our genetic inheritance? A new study investigates. Our ability to […]

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All you should know about Waardenburg syndrome

All you should know about Waardenburg syndrome

Waardenburg syndrome refers to several rare genetic diseases that cause hearing loss, changes in the color of the eyes, skin, and hair, and changes in the shape of the face. Researchers have identified four distinct types of the syndrome, though there may be additional subtypes. Waardenburg syndrome is named after D. J. Waardenburg, a Dutch […]

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All you need to know about dwarfism

All you need to know about dwarfism

Dwarfism occurs when a person is unusually short. Dwarfism itself is not a disease and, as a result, it has no single medical definition. Different organizations define dwarfism according to various criteria. The advocacy group, Little People of America, define dwarfism as a condition that results in an adult height of less than 4 foot […]