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A New Approach to Predicting Risk of Alzheimer's Disease


An individual’s risk for Alzheimer’s disease is affected by a variety of genetic and environmental factors. While the causes of early-onset Alzheimer’s are well understood, the genetic factors underlying late-onset Alzheimer’s disease (LOAD), which makes up 99% of total cases, are less clear. 549 more words


Humanity plagued by single strain of bacteria

Yersinia pestis is a serious pest that has probably killed millions of people.

Published: The New Daily, 09/07/16


Hearing a Gene of Hearing

Hearing a Gene of Hearing premiered in the concert programme at the International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD), in Canberra in July 2016.

Hearing a Gene of Hearing was composed from the GJB2 gene. 240 more words



The apple tree blew over years ago, cutting across the neighbor’s field, bringing down the barbed wire fence, crushing the daffodils. When my father began to cut through its branches, he called to me as I was running through the cow pasture, “Kate! 1,143 more words


More on Polycystic Kidney Disease

What is polycystic kidney disease (PKD)?

Polycystic kidney disease is a genetic disorder that causes numerous cysts to grow in the kidneys. A kidney cyst is an abnormal sac filled with fluid. 4,872 more words

Other Medical

How I diagnosed myself with hypothyroidism

Well, the headline should be self-explanatory. So, after high school I moved back to NY and lived with my grandparents. I wanted to help my grandma around the house and help take care of my grandfather. 204 more words

Chronic Illness

Polycystic Kidney Disease

I’ve decided to add information about Polycystic Kidney Disease to this blog since my brother-in-law died from this last week.  My mother-in-law also had it and 3 of her children inherited this disease. 176 more words