The ‘Memory’ Of Starvation Stays In Your Genes For Three Generations, Tel Aviv Researchers Show
Only one eighth of the world's population knows what it means to suffer from starvation, but according to new research from Tel Aviv University, the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of starving people continue to inherit these 'starvation' genes.
August 04, 2014
Study: Cannabis May Relieve Parkinson’s Related Pain
More than half of people suffering from Parkinson's disease experience random pains. A recent Israeli study, focusing on the patients' genetic information, has shown that this pain might be treated by using cannabis.
December 22, 2012
Simple Test Identifies Individual’s Ancestral Origins
With only a sample of saliva, a new software can better pinpoint the geographic origins of an individual’s genes.The new software can predict people’s origins within 100 km of the correct location and takes the curvature of the Earth into account to make it more accurate than older software.
July 07, 2012
Researchers Identify Gene Causing Nearsightedness
A study conducted at the Ben-Gurion University in Israel has found the gene responsible for nearsightedness by studying a Bedouin tribe. The research will lead the way for future studies of the disability in larger populations as well.
September 10, 2011
Study Discovers Link Between Back Pain And Your Genes
A common complaint, back pain is one of the many side effects of aging. Over three quarters of the population experience it at some point, and until now, researchers have had little conclusive proof of the causes and mechanisms of the pain. New research shows genetics are a major contributing factor to this pain.
July 31, 2011