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Platelets are found in the blood and they stop the bleeding in damaged blood vessels. Researchers have found that people who have migraines have more genes that produce platelets. Thus a simple blood test may help determine those who are prone to migraines. These results may also help determine what causes migraines and hence how to treat it.
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About: Gene presence determines migraine susceptibility
Date: 3 January 2005
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