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Gene May Help Identify Risk of Alzheimer's in African Americans, Mayo Clinic Says

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida participated in a nationwide study that found minor differences between genes that contribute to late-onset Alzheimer's disease in African-Americans and in Caucasians. The study, published April 10 in The Journal of the American Medical Association, was the first to look at [...]

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Mayo Clinic Aids Discovery of First Dystonia Gene Found in African-Americans

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A pair of studies tells the tale of how a neuroscientist at Mayo Clinic in Florida helped to discover the first African-American family to have inherited the rare movement disorder dystonia, which causes repetitive muscle contractions and twisting, resulting in abnormal posture. The research may improve diagnosis [...]

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Mayo Clinic: Vitamin D's Link to Diseases Prevalent in Black Americans

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Vitamin D is primarily produced in the body through direct exposure of the skin to sunlight. While it has long been touted for its important role in maintaining healthy bones, more recent research suggests that sustaining healthy levels of vitamin D in the bloodstream can also reduce [...]

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