Scientists in the United States, Great Britain, and Canada were able to identify the last of 8 genes known to contribute to Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS), a rare disorder that combines the common problems of obesity, learning difficulties, diabetes, and asthma. The researchers think that the gene, known as BBS3/ARL6, can be used to understand the other BBS proteins and what causes BBS and, by extension, obesity and other BBS-related problems.
In Seniors: Consider CMV Serostatus
When Recommending Flu Vaccine
Older people who have cytomegalovirus seem to have less robust responses to the trivalent influenza vaccine than those who do not have CMV.
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