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  • Genetic Studies Provide Possibilities In Cancer Treatment

    Nov 3

    Pancreatic cancer is an especially serious and frightening form of cancer. It is often completely undetected until it has reached an advanced stage. It tends to reject many forms of treatment. Around 43,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer each year. Less than one out of five cases are caught early enough to be surgi...

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  • Gene Variant May Protect Against Alcoholism

    Nov 2

    Alcoholism is a complex disease. It appears to run in families, yet it doesn't cause every member of a particular family to become an alcoholic. Not much is understood about exactly why a person decides to start drinking, or what factors cause that person to continue to drink despite negative repercussions. Ultimately, the result of having a drink ...

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  • Your Great Grandparents Were People, Too

    Nov 2

    It can be easy to give in to the impulse to idealize your ancestors. Everyone wants to think that their grandparents, great grandparents, or great great grandparents were perfectly sweet and decent people. This is especially true when you see a photo of your great grandmother doing something like working in her flower garden, or a photo of your gre...

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  • Studies Show Link Between Depression And Genetic Pathway

    Nov 2

    Depression is a mental health issue that tends to run in families. Around 7% of the population of the United States of America will be affected by depression in one year. While the percentage number may not sound very big, it doesn't reflect how debilitating it can be if you are the person who is experiencing depression. It also doesn't describe h...

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  • Newspaper Article Connects Long Lost Family

    Nov 2

    It started with a newspaper article. Christina Bellars-Strait, who lives in America, read an online news article about a man named Malcolm Carter, who lives in the UK. The article was on the Cambs Times website, and it told the story of a last minute salvage of Malcolm Carter's business. The article involved Malcolm Carter as well as his grandson, ...

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  • Family Tree Templates Make Things Easier

    Nov 2

    Working on your family tree can be a lot like putting together pieces of a puzzle. Your genealogy research reveals little clues, which you collect up, and put into place. Perhaps you started with yourself, and then connected to your parents and siblings. Maybe you decided to work on just one side of your family for now, with intent to focus on the ...

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  • I Found My Long Lost Cousin At School

    Nov 2

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  • Long Lost Relatives from Across the Aisle

    Oct 28

    There has been a lot of rather surprising news lately about politicians. No, I am not referring to political scandals, to who is planning on running for office in the next election, or to what an individual's personal political views happen to be. If you are interested in genealogy, the biggest news about politicians lately is their relation to on...

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  • Genealogy News (DNA research)

    Oct 27

    A recent study has revealed that ADHD is actually a genetic condition. This discovery was made by researchers from the Medical Research Council Centre in Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics and Department of Psychological Medicine and Neurology at Cardiff University in Wales, in the UK. Genealogists who have been working on the genetic genea...

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  • European Genealogy

    Oct 19

    The continent of Europe is a multitude of very assorted cultures, people, languages, regions, histories and customs. Because of such diverse when looking at European genealogy, it is difficult to identify one or two common cultural themes or values as purely European. The history of Europe, from the north to the east to the southern end has been...

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