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DNA’s rock ‘n rollin’ alter ego


January 29th, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 29 (ANI): A new research at the University of Michigan and the University of California, Irvine has revealed that DNA, the marvelous, twisty molecule of life, has an alter ego.On ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New ‘Spaser’ technology to fuel future nano-technologies


January 13th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): Tel Aviv University researchers have developed a new technology called 'Spaser', a laser that can be as small as needed to fuel nano-technologies of the future.Prof. David Bergman ... Read more...

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World’s largest genome in slow-growing plant


December 14th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 14 (IANS) An unremarkable and a slow-growing plant has left the scientists stunned with the sheer size of its genome, which is 50 times bigger than that of our species.It ... Read more...

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World’s largest marine virus is ‘major player in ocean ecosystems’


October 26th, 2010 - 4:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): Researchers at UBC have identified the world's largest marine virus that infects an ecologically important and widespread planktonic predator.Cafeteria roenbergensis virus boasts genetic complexity that blurs the distinction ... Read more...

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New process to ‘program’ cancer cell death created


September 8th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 8 (ANI): Scientists have engineered a fundamentally new approach to killing cancer cells.Niles Pierce at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has developed the process that uses small RNA ... Read more...

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‘Jumping genes’ make up roughly half of the human genome


June 25th, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): Geneticists have revealed that Transposons or 'jumping genes', which create genomic instability and are implicated in cancer and other diseases, make up roughly half of the human genome."Now ... Read more...

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One in 25 Indians carries gene that triggers heart failure


June 10th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 10 (IANS) One in 25 people from India and other South Asian countries carries a mutated gene that causes heart failure, according to a new study. Studying this gene, and the ... Read more...

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1 in 25 people from India carries a gene mutation that causes heart failure


June 9th, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): In India and other south Asian countries, one in 25 people carries a gene mutation that causes heart failure, a new research has found.Loyola University Health System researcher ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

How did higher life on Earth evolve?


June 4th, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 4 (ANI): An international research team has for the first time decoded the complete genome of a brown alga, opening a new door to the understanding the evolution of two ... Read more...

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Novel gene variants behind autism and mental retardation discovered


May 26th, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 26 (ANI): Previously unknown mutations in the SHANK2 gene-partially responsible for linking nerve cells-could cause autism and mental impairment, researchers have found.However, researchers working with Professor Gudrun Rappold, Director of ... Read more...

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“Molecular midwives” may have helped give birth to genetic material of life


March 9th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 9 (ANI): Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have discovered that small molecules could have acted as "molecular midwives" in helping the building blocks of life's genetic material form ... Read more...

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Junk DNA could provide vital clues to heart disease


February 22nd, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0London, February 22 (ANI): Scientists have linked a region of junk DNA, the 98 per cent or so of the genome that does not code for proteins, to the ... Read more...

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Boffins map epigenome of human stem cells during development


February 4th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute and The Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) have shown, through a map, how the human genome is modified during embryonic development.The study ... Read more...

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Mapping soybean genome may help fight world hunger


February 2nd, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have identified and recorded more than 1 billion base pairs of soybean DNA, which could lead to improvements for one of the world's ... Read more...

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Scientists catch evolution in the act


January 1st, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Berlin, January 1 (ANI): An international team of scientists has directly measured for the first time the speed with which new mutations occur in plants, thus capturing evolution in the act.The team ... Read more...

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Researchers develop faster, cheaper DNA sequencing method


December 21st, 2009 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 21 (IANS) Biomedical engineers have hit upon a way of speeding up genome sequencing by cutting down the amount of DNA required in existing methods, which are costly, time-consuming and ... Read more...

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India maps human genome, joins elite league (Lead)


December 8th, 2009 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) India has successfully mapped the human genome that will help develop effective drug development in the country, an achievement that puts the country among an elite league ... Read more...

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3-D structure of human genome deciphered


October 9th, 2009 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 9 (ANI): The three-dimensional structure of the human genome has been deciphered by scientists.The breakthrough will pave the way for new insights into genomic function and expanding our understanding ... Read more...

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Decoding of potato genome expected to help improve its disease resistance and nutritional value


September 25th, 2009 - 3:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 25 (ANI): Scientists have decoded the genome of the potato, with the first draft expected to help breeders improve yield, quality, disease resistance and nutritional value of the crop.Potatoes are ... Read more...

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New gene that causes insulin resistance in diabetics identified


September 7th, 2009 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 7 (ANI): An international team of researchers have discovered a new gene that appears to affect how insulin works.The new discovery could lead to better treatment of type 2 diabetes, ... 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...

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New study sheds light on DNA mechanisms


July 19th, 2009 - 11:16 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 19 (ANI): A Georgia State University researcher has shed light on the mechanisms related to DNA replication and transcription - something that may help develop new therapies for various diseases.If ... Read more...

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Canine, human genes spur drive to find brain cancer cure


July 8th, 2009 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 7 (IANS) Canine and human genes are spurring the researchers' drive to find a cure for brain cancer. Pinpointing genes involved in human brain cancer can be like looking for a ... Read more...

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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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Faster, cheaper way to sequence human genome on the cards


April 16th, 2009 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 16 (IANS) Researchers are developing a faster and cheaper way of sequencing the human genome to make it a part of routine medical care. The idea is to figure out how ... Read more...

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Ancestral genome of apes and humans had burst of DNA sequence duplication


February 12th, 2009 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the genome of the evolutionary ancestor of humans and present-day apes underwent a burst of activity in duplicating segments of DNA.The ... Read more...

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Scientists crack defective gene responsible for cardiac arrest


January 19th, 2009 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 19 (IANS) In a major breakthrough of medical science, a team of scientists led by Indians has identified a defective gene responsible for the sudden cardiac arrest and deaths among ... Read more...

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African dwarf crocodile is actually three distinct species


December 13th, 2008 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 13 (ANI): By looking at the genes of the African dwarf crocodile, scientists have found that the group comprises of three distinct species rather than one.The analysis was ... Read more...

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Yeast mutates in a distinctly different pattern than C. elegans


June 20th, 2008 - 3:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 20 (ANI): A collaborative study on mutations in yeast has yielded significant findings that may help improve scientists understanding of the role evolutionary genetics play in human diseases and ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Family genome analysis pinpoints likely causative gene for Alzheimer’s


May 15th, 2008 - 5:06 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 15 (ANI): Analysis of the genetic profile of two large Georgia families with high rates of late-onset Alzheimer's disease has led to the discovery of a gene, called TRPC4AP, ... Read more...

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Platypus genome holds key to mammalian evolution


May 8th, 2008 - 11:29 am ICT by admin
Washington, May 8 (IANS) Scientists have decoded the genome of one of the most unusual creatures in existence - the duck-billed platypus. And now they know why it is part bird, part ... Read more...

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