Exciting Discovery on Migraines and Genetics

Teri Robert @trobert Health Guide
  • Scientists have been certain for some time now that Migraine has a genetic component. In recent years, specific genes related to hemiplegic Migraine, a rare form of Migraine, have been located, but genetic links to other types of Migraine have been more elusive.

    Now, a world-wide collaboration of researchers has identified the first-ever genetic risk factor associated with common* types of Migraine. The researchers, who looked at the genetic data of more than 50,000 people, have produced new insights into the triggers for Migraines attacks and they hope their research will open the door for novel medications to prevent Migraine attacks.

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    The team found that patients with a particular DNA variant on Chromosome 8 between two genes – PGCP and MTDH/AEG-1 – have a significantly greater risk for developing Migraine...

    Read more about this exciting news in New Discovery on Migraine and Genetics.

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Published On: August 30, 2010