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Gene That Causes Migraine Found

Qossay Takroori 2010/09/27

Gene That Causes Migraine Found If you have frequent migraine, then your genes might be the reason.

A migraine is a severe, long-lasting headache usually felt as a throbbing pain at the front or on one side of the head.

According to a study published in the Journal of Nature Medicine,  migraine might be caused by a genetic defect. The researchers led by Dr Zameel Cader of the University of Oxford, identified a gene known as TRESK that directly attributable as a cause of migraine in some patients.

The study found that if the TRESK gene doesn’t work properly, then environmental factors might easily trigger pain centers in the brain and cause a severe headache.

The researchers now are looking into developing a drug that activate that gene. If course, this might take a while before something actually happen, but the good news is that the hunt for the gene that causes migraine hopefully over.

Via – BBC

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Hi, I am Qossay Takroori the Founder and Chief editor of Palscience. I enjoy tasting authentic foods, swimming and engaging in constructive conversations. I like meeting people from all over the world so please don't hesitate to drop me a comment or email if you want to chat.

  • http://www.drzaxx.com/migraine-info.htm Lisa

    This would lead to the discovery of the most effective drug free remedy so human can again live a life free from migraine. Thanks for the information.