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Chemical toxins: a hypothesis to explain the global obesity epidemic.

Baillie-Hamilton PF. Occupational and Environmental Health Research Group at Stirling, Stirling University, Scotland. paulabh@thegart.co.uk The number of obese people worldwide has escalated recently, revealing a complex picture of significant variations among nations and different profiles among adults and children, regions, … Continue reading

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Mapping the Human ‘Diseasome’

Here is an intersting genome project that link diseases with common genes. Also, some of these disease pairings can show family relationships. For instance, migraines and dimentia diseases has some of the same gene pairings. Also nicotine addiction and epilepsy … Continue reading

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The long and winding road from silica exposure to silicosis and other health effects

Technological advances over the past half century, including wet drilling and improved ventilation, have contributed to substantially reducing the occurrence of silicosis among miners and other dust exposed workers. Hundreds of cases are, however, still identified each year in Europe … Continue reading

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Arthritis under assault

Abram Katz, Register Science Editor09/10/2007 Many people think of arthritis as minor aches and pains. For most people, that’s all it is. But, about 1 percent of the adult population — some 2.1 million people, two-thirds of them women — … Continue reading

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M.D. Anderson-led team reports possible key to autoimmune disease

Body’s own DNA coupled with a peptide ignites immune response usually aimed at fighting infection HOUSTON – A human peptide that acts as a natural antibiotic against invading microbes can also bind to the body’s own DNA and trigger an … Continue reading

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Association study with Wegener granulomatosis of the human phospholipase Cγ2 gene

Peter Jagiello,#1 Stefan Wieczorek,#1 Philipp Yu,2 Elena Csernok,3 Wolfgang L Gross,3 and Joerg T Epplen1 Abstract: BackgroundWegener Granulomatosis (WG) is a multifactorial disease of yet unknown aetiology characterized by granulomata of the respiratory tract and systemic necrotizing vasculitis. Analyses of … Continue reading

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Identification of Novel Wegener’s Granulomatosis Susceptibility Genes

AbstractWegener’s granulomatosis (WG) is a multisystem, necrotizing, granulomatous vasculitis that affects about 3 in every 100,000 people in the United States and is equally prevalent in males and females. Diagnosis of WG is difficult, and many physicians are unfamiliar with … Continue reading

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