Migraine study opens door to research into a cure

A major study into the causes of migraine could offer hope for sufferers, experts believe.Scientists at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute say they have identified five regions of DNA containing genes linked to the onset of migraine.Studying these could “open new doors” to understanding the causes, the Cambridgeshire-based team says.About 14% of adults are affected by the condition – usually an intense headache at the front or one side of the head.It is difficult to study because, between episodes, people are otherwise healthy.The team compared DNA samples from more than 100,000 people, including those affected and healthy patients.

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via BBC News – Migraine study opens door to research into a cure.

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