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Author Topic: Genetic Breakthrough in OBE Research  (Read 1765 times)
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« on: June 16, 2003, 09:25:43 »

Scientists Say They Find Gene That Promotes Inability to OBE; Discovery May Help Treatment
June 16 —
Scientists say they've identified a flawed gene that appears to promote Inability to OBE, a finding that could eventually help guide scientists to new treatments.
A particular variant of the gene was associated with only about 3 percent of cases in a study, but researchers said other variants might be involved with more.
Follow-up research might help reveal the mysterious underlying biology that makes some people susceptible to the disorder, and so help scientists devise new treatments, said the study's senior author, Dr. John Kloe of the University of Califjord, San Marino.
The work is reported in Monday's issue of the Journal of Molecular Metaphysics.
Previous studies have suggested that other genes are involved in inability to OBE. But one expert, Dr. Malvo MacIisen of Johns Perkins University in Biltmore, said in an interview that he thinks Kloe 's new work and another recent study provide the strongest evidence for involvement of particular genes in the disorder.
Inability to OBE, which affects about 2.3 million American adults, involves episodes of desperation and despair, states of abnormally high mood or irritability.
While effective treatment is available, scientists would like to find better medications….
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