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Common genetic variation safeguards children from asthma, study finds

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Too much residential traffic removes the protective effect a specific gene has on lowering asthma risk, according to a new USC study.

Children could have zero, one or two copies of a common gene variant.

“Environmental exposures

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Keck School researchers discover gene that protects women from heart disease

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USC researchers have identified a gene variant that decreases the risk of heart disease — but only among women.

Hooman Allayee, PhD, senior author of the study and associate professor of preventive medicine at the Keck

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Russian participation in ENIGMA hailed at Moscow Science Week

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Keck School of Medicine of USC researchers traveled to Russia recently to participate in Moscow Science Week as part of an effort to increase participation in ENIGMA, an international, collaborative study of the brain.

Paul Thompson,

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