Researchers are learning more about what causes specific migraine symptoms, such as headache and sensitivity to light. Yesterday researchers from the Queensland Institute of Medical Research in Queensland, Australia announced that they had discovered chromosomes that are responsible for specific migraine symptoms.
A chromosome is a string of DNA and related proteins. Researcher Dr Dale Nyholt hopes that the discovery will eventually help to develop diagnostic tests that will quickly differentiate migraine and other related diseases. It’s also another step toward developing more specific treatment for migraine, and even various types of migraine.
This was based on a study of twins, something the QIMR has done a lot of. Read more about the projects that QIMR is working on here.