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New genetics study identifies possible target for epilepsy treatment

23 January 2015

A single gene that coordinates a network of about 400 genes involved in epilepsy could be a target for new treatments. For the first time, researchers have developed novel computational and genetics techniques to systematically analyse the activity of genes in epilepsy.

Study finds ‘social jetlag’ is associated with obesity-related disease

20 January 2015

A study has found that individuals with a greater difference in sleep between free days and work days are more likely to be obese and suffer from obesity-related disease, than those with little to no difference between these timings.

European boost to dementia research

19 January 2015

People at risk of dementia will benefit from a £50 million European initiative to improve drugs that could prevent the condition.

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