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New clues to the cause of migraine headaches

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Genetic research has uncovered new clues to the causes of migraine headaches. Genetic research has uncovered new clues to the causes of migraine headaches.

Genetic research has uncovered new clues to the causes of migraine headaches.

A new study looked at the genetics of two families prone to migraines and found many had a mutation of a specific gene or were the child of a parent with the mutation.

Additional experiments with mice confirmed this connection.

Experts say the mutation affects the body's production of a certain enzyme that performs an important function in the brain.

They also believe this gene is not the only one likely to be associated to migraines. It's just the first one that's been discovered.

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