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Featured Article: No genes for the “broken hearted”

Screening of a large cohort of patients with Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, also known as 'broken heart disease', shows no significant association with polymorphisms previously suggested to contribute to the disease.


Featured Article: Neurotrophins and emotions after mild traumatic brain injury

The rs6265 variant of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) gene shows a strong correlation with the emotional response following mild traumatic brain injury.


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    Authors: Maria S. Fedorova, George S. Krasnov, Elena N. Lukyanova, Andrew R. Zaretsky, Alexey A. Dmitriev, Nataliya V. Melnikova, Alexey A. Moskalev, Sergey L. Kharitonov, Elena A. Pudova, Zulfiya G. Guvatova, Anastasiya A. Kobelyatskaya, Irina A. Ishina, Elena N. Slavnova, Anastasia V. Lipatova, Maria A. Chernichenko, Dmitry V. Sidorov…

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    Authors: Anastasiya V. Snezhkina, Elena N. Lukyanova, Andrew R. Zaretsky, Dmitry V. Kalinin, Anatoly V. Pokrovsky, Alexander L. Golovyuk, George S. Krasnov, Maria S. Fedorova, Elena A. Pudova, Sergey L. Kharitonov, Nataliya V. Melnikova, Boris Y. Alekseev, Marina V. Kiseleva, Andrey D. Kaprin, Alexey A. Dmitriev and Anna V. Kudryavtseva

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