Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Are you drinking your sugar intake? > Health-in-Motion 20 May 2016 Do you stutter? The mystery of why some humans are prone to stutter may be solved by... mice. A mutation in a gene called Gnptab is known to be present in some people who stutter. By tinkering with the genetic makeup of laboratory mice, scientists can induce them to produce halting and repetitive vocal patterns akin to human stuttering. Based on their findings involving these tiny test subjects, the researchers hope to answer the age-old question of why humans stutter and develop ways to treat the condition. 0 More: Daily Dose: Are you drinking your sugar intake?Health-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical Scoliosis: The test parents can do at home Parenting 5 pregnancy myths busted Diet and nutrition Are you drinking your sugar intake? Medical Microchip to check on patients' compliance with TB meds Lifestyle 7 things you do in the morning that make you feel tired all day Fitness 5 reasons sweat is your best friend on the bike From our sponsors R2000 Skin Renewal online store voucher up for grabs! Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know 8 strategies for treating both your bladder problems and your depression Symptoms differ from person to person, identifying what triggers your IBS Live healthier Cracked rib? » Here's why coughing can be good for you SEE: How long should a cough last? 7 ways coughing can injure your body The average cough lasts between two and three weeks and usually causes no serious physical damage – but beware when a cough turns violent! Heart health » Can you reverse your heart's age? Air purifiers may protect your heart against pollution You're not too young to have a heart attack How much do you really know about the things that can go wrong with your heart throughout the course of your life?