Saturday, June 16, 2012

Migraine Awareness Month Blogging Challenge #16: Migraine Genes (Migraine Without Aura)

The other day, I wrote about new research regarding a possible genetic link explaining the prevalence of Migraine in Women - Migraine Genes (Prevalence in Women).

More new research offers us valuable information about the genetic underpinnings of Migraine attacks, specifically Migraine without aura (which is the most common variety of Migraine).

Please take a few minutes to take a look at these two articles that discuss this important new research - Migraine Genes: X Marks the Spot - and - New hope for migraine sufferers. The researchers identified four genes (and additional genetic variations - blood vessels and blood flow as key parts of Migraine attacks) related to Migraine disease, thus reinforcing the notion that there is a strong genetic component of Migraine.

This post was written as part of the Migraine Awareness Month Blogging Challenge (MAMBC), which is initiated by and the National Migraine Awareness Month is initiated by the National Headache Foundation (NHF).
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