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Scientists Discover Gene That Determines How Fast Your Brain Will Age

The effects of TMEM106B kick in once a person reaches the age of 65

A new study conducted by Columbia University Medical Center Researchers and published this week in the journal Cell Systems identifies a gene that seemingly dictates how fast a brain ages.  The gene, called TMEM106B, begins to effect the brain once … Continue reading

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ALS: Uncovering the Common Cause

Scientists get closer to understanding the root cause of Lou Gehrig’s disease

There’s been a lot of media buzz surrounding the recent Ice Bucket Challenge. From the average Joe to Donatella Versace, everyone has been uploading their videos online to raise awareness for ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), or Lou Gehrig’s disease. But … Continue reading

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