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Gene harms brain decades before Alzheimer’s outbreak


May 15th, 2011 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 15 (IANS) A gene that you carry may begin to damage your brain a full 50 years before Alzheimer's disease shows up, scientists say. In 1993, researchers discovered ... Read more...

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Genes help determine our susceptibility to depression


January 4th, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Michigan have discovered new evidence that our genes play a vital role in determining our susceptibility to depression.The new findings have challenged a ... Read more...

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Baby’s genome lurks in mother’s blood: Study


December 9th, 2010 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
London, Dec 9 (ANI): A new study has brought the step of sequencing foetal genome from the mother's DNA one step closer.The discovery may offer prospective parents a non-invasive way of testing ... Read more...

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Why some people feel tipsier than others just after a few drinks


October 20th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a gene variant that is associated with a person's response to alcohol and may help protect one against alcoholism.Researchers from the University of North Carolina ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

City dwelling helped us develop resistance to disease


September 21st, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 21 (ANI): Living in a crowded city may not seem to be the right way to stay healthy, but it did help our ancestors protect their descendants from disease.Some people ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Birds may boost offspring’s survival through infidelity


July 28th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): A 10-year study has revealed that female birds may increase their offspring's survival through infidelity.The University of East Anglia study has shown that the extra-pair fertilisations can result ... Read more...

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Gene mutation in liver cells to help with drug prescriptions


May 11th, 2010 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 11 (ANI): A tiny gene mutation in human liver cells might help indicate proper dosage for half of all drugs, suggests a new American study.The study has been published online ... Read more...

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Sleep-inducing genetic differences could offer protection against alcohol dependence


May 5th, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): Genetic differences in alcohol-metabolising enzymes, that make you sleepy when you drink, could significantly alter your risk for developing alcohol dependence (AD), according to a study.One variant ... Read more...

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A gene for Alzheimer’s sharpens young minds


February 16th, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 16 (ANI): A genetic variant that raises risk of Alzheimer's disease can improve the brain function of carriers when they are younger, researchers have found."From an evolutionary perspective it makes ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why multiple sclerosis risk changes with season


January 30th, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 30 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the risk of developing multiple sclerosis changes with the season.Lead researchers Emmanuelle Waubant and Ellen Mowry revealed that this seasonal effect is ... Read more...

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Study explains why humans outlive apes


January 27th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): In a new study, researchers at the USC Davis School of Gerontology have found why humans outlive apes.The genetic adaptation that increases human lifespan is also responsible for ... Read more...

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Domestication of rice ‘behind Asians’ alcohol flush reaction’


January 20th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): Chinese researchers hold rice responsible for the alcohol flush reaction, an unpleasant response to alcohol that is relatively common in people of Asian descent.Writing in the open access ... Read more...

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Rare sighting of brown-and-white panda may point towards inbreeding


January 19th, 2010 - 6:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 19 (ANI): The recent sighting of an extremely rare giant panda with brown and white fur is raising fears that the species may be suffering from inbreeding.In November 2009, a ... Read more...

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‘We’ culture reduces depression risk in East Asians


October 28th, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): People who live in Western culture are more likely to get depressed than those from East Asian culture, suggests a new study.It is so because Westerners don't have ... Read more...

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First-ever ‘wanderlust gene’ in tiny bony fish found


August 5th, 2009 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 5 (ANI): A new study by University of British Columbia has claimed that a gene previously linked to physical traits is also dictating behaviour in a tiny fish widely regarded ... Read more...

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Gene variant linked to higher risk of common type of blood cancer


July 21st, 2009 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 21 (ANI): Scientists in California and Arizona have identified a gene variant that that they say nearly doubles the risk of a common type of blood cancer.Researchers at the University ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Native Americans descended from a single ancestral group


April 30th, 2009 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 30 (ANI): In a new research, an international team of scientists has determined that the Native Americans, who came to the New World, descended from a single ancestral group."Our work ... Read more...

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Financial risk-taking lies in the genes


February 11th, 2009 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): Northwestern University scientists have pinpointed two genes that raise the chance of anyone gambling with money their own or someone else''s.The study has linked specific variants of ... Read more...

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Why some alcoholics are more severe drinkers than others


February 5th, 2009 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): Scientists have found evidence that a gene called SLC6A4, can explain why some alcoholics are more severe drinkers than others.The researchers from the University of Virginia ... Read more...

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Gene variants behind cigarette smoke metabolism linked to lung cancer risk


December 23rd, 2008 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): People who have particular variants of certain genes, involved in metabolising the most potent carcinogen found in cigarette smoke, are more likely to develop lung cancer, according ... Read more...

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Half-broken gene is more than enough to cause cancer


November 4th, 2008 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): A single allele of tumour suppressor genes is enough to put a person at risk of cancer, according to a new study.In the study focussing on SMAD4, ... Read more...

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Less satisfaction from food makes obese overeat


October 17th, 2008 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 17 (ANI): A new study by researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have suggested that obese individuals may overeat because they experience less satisfaction from eating food ... Read more...

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Adolescents affiliation with delinquent peers tied up in the genome


October 2nd, 2008 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): Adolescent males who possess a certain type of variation in a specific gene are more likely to develop affinity with delinquent peers, says a new study.In a ... Read more...

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Scientists identify gene linked to high homocysteine, lower cognitive performance


January 20th, 2008 - 1:50 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Maine have identified a gene that is linked to high homocysteine and lower cognitive performance.A link between high levels of the amino acid ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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