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Scientists Discover 3 Genes Linked to Migraines

Posted on Aug 15, 2011 in Health & Wellness

Scientists from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston have discovered a trio of genes tied to migraine headaches, one in which the link is exclusive to women, according to a study published on Sunday. More than 30 million people in the U.S. suffer from migraines with women most commonly affected. Scientists describe migraine as a brain disorder in which neurons, or brain cells, respond abnormally to stimuli. Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital have put together a genome-wide association study that involved 23,230 women, 5,122 of whom suffered from migraines, agencies reported....

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