Chronic Diseases Are Shaped by Gene Expression

So we used to think that the genes that you inherit at birth determine most of the traits that you have and your health. And that does work for certain traits. Things like eye color, for instance. So if you inherit certain genes from your parents, you can predict your eye color with a lot of certainty. But that’s not […]

What is Chronic Kidney Disease: Approach 2

NARRATOR: A doctor speaks with a patient in her office. PATIENT: What is chronic kidney disease? DOCTOR: Well, in chronic kidney disease, the kidneys are damaged for various reasons. And when the kidneys are damaged, they eventually lose their ability to remove the excess waste and water from the body. And we see this in conditions like high blood pressure […]

Beyond the Data – Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Advancing Research and Clinical Education

Hello I’m Dr. John Iskander. Welcome to CDC Beyond the Data. I’m here today with Dr. Anthony Komaroff, Professor of Medicine at Harvard University. Thank you very much for joining us today. My pleasure John. Dr. Komaroff, at today’s session, the focus was on a disease often commonly still referred to as chronic fatigue syndrome. You’ve written very articulately about […]

One day we’ll prevent heart attacks

One day I went out on a simple family outing to go shopping and I came back without a father. My dad came home from work and said it’s late night shopping, let’s go check it out. We got in the car and I don’t know what caused it but we had some sort of argument, he had some sort […]

Why Are Mosquitoes Attracted To You?!

Are you the person in the group who’s always getting bitten by mosquitoes? Because I certainly am and science has shown that this is a thing – that mosquitoes are more attracted to some people than others. And the reason for that is at least partially genetic, which is why this video is supported by 23andMe, a company that reads […]