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Friday, September 30, 2011

Genetic Variant Linked to Blocked Heart Arteries in Type 2 Diabetics

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified the first genetic variant associated with severity of coronary artery disease in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Though this variant is not likely the cause of more severe coronary disease, the researchers say, it implicates a gene that could be. Such a gene has promise as a future target for treating coronary artery disease in diabetic patients.

Full article at Washington University in St Louis
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