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Facebook bans woman for photos of son with Down’s syndrome


April 27th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 27 (IANS) An American woman was banned from Facebook after she posted photos of her son affected with Down's syndrome. The social network, which termed the pictures ... Read more...

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Scientists find genes that make you skinny


September 1st, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 1 (IANS) Truly blessed are those who always stay skinny no matter what or how many times they eat -- thanks to their genes. A new study says ... Read more...

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Drug for rare childhood cancer may help prevent prostate cancer spread


April 30th, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 30 (ANI): A new study has found that a drug developed to treat Ewing's Sarcoma, a rare childhood cancer, may also help prevent human prostate cancer from spreading.Researchers at Georgetown ... Read more...

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Two-year-old world’s first to have extra DNA strand


April 12th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 12 (IANS) A British toddler has become the first person in the world to be diagnosed with an extra strand in his DNA.Two-year-old Alfie Clamp from Nuneaton in ... Read more...

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Brit boy, 2, is world’s first to be born with an extra strand of DNA


April 12th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 12 (ANI): A British boy, aged two, has become the first and only person in the world to be diagnosed with an extra strand of DNA.Alfie Clamp was born blind ... Read more...

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Scientists identify genetic link to suicide attempts


March 29th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 29 (ANI): A new study suggests that genetic risk factors may influence the decision to attempt suicide.Johns Hopkins scientists have identified a small region on chromosome 2 that is associated ... Read more...

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Study: Mom’s blood can reveal Down’s syndrome in unborn baby


March 7th, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Mar 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Doctors in Europe have announced that pregnant women can be tested for Down syndrome even before the baby is born. The study was published online in the ... Read more...

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Scientists claim sleepwalking is in sufferers’ DNA


February 8th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 08 (ANI): New research indicates that sleepwalkers' behaviour is dictated by their DNA.Scientists believe that sufferers share a faulty chromosome, which is responsible for their behaviour while asleep.Following a study ... Read more...

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Humpty Dumpty-like chromosomes trigger cancer quicker than usual


January 17th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 17 (ANI): A UK scientist has discovered that a single event can release a chain of hundreds of mutations, and trigger cancers much more quickly than usual.Peter Campbell at the ... Read more...

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How bacteria developed resistance to antibiotics


December 28th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 28 (ANI): Researchers are trying to uncover the secrets of one of nature's most primitive immune systems by studying how bacteria incorporate foreign DNA from invading viruses into their own ... Read more...

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New genetic links in diabetes drug could pave way for better treatment


December 27th, 2010 - 11:29 am ICT by ANI
London, Dec 27 (ANI): A commonly used diabetes drug has been found to have unexplored genetic links, which could pave way for new and better treatments, say scientists.University of Dundee researchers have ... Read more...

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Genes ‘regulating obesity’ in men found


November 15th, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): Scientists have found genes that contribute to the risk of obesity in men.A genome-wide linkage scan for high body mass index (BMI) in 3,893 men and 4,445 women ... Read more...

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Genetic variants may affect breast cancer risk in women with BRCA2 mutations


October 29th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): A new study has identified genetic variants in women with BRCA2 mutations that may increase or decrease their risk of developing breast cancer.The study, led by researchers at ... Read more...

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IVF breakthrough offers fresh hope to childless couples


October 24th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 24 (ANI): With the launch of a new technique, scientists are set to revolutionise IVF treatment in Australia and offer fresh hope to childless couples.In a month's time, patients will ... Read more...

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Gene that makes you drunk quickly pinpointed


October 20th, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 20 (IANS) A gene that controls how quickly drink goes to your head has been identified by scientists.The gene, CYP2E1, provides the coded instructions for making an enzyme that ... Read more...

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New ‘PiggyBac’ mutation tool to identify new cancer genes


October 15th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): Researchers have developed a genetic tool to speed the discovery of novel genes involved in cancer.The system-called PiggyBac-has already been used by the team to identify cancer-causing genes.This ... Read more...

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New gene linked to Alzheimer’s disease identified


September 24th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 24 (ANI): A gene that appears to increase a person's risk of developing late-onset Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of the disease, has been identified by researchers.The gene, abbreviated ... Read more...

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Adolf Hitler Had Jewish-African Origins, Research Suggests


August 25th, 2010 - 7:53 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Aug 25, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Researchers have claimed that the DNA of the ruthless German dictator, Adolf Hitler, who is responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Jews and ... Read more...

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Breast-cancer protein purified


August 23rd, 2010 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 23 (ANI): Scientists have purified the protein produced by the breast cancer susceptibility gene BRCA2 and used it to study the oncogene's role in DNA repair.The research by two teams ... Read more...

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Chromosomal abnormality that causes inherited clubfoot found


July 2nd, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found what they believe to be the most common cause of inherited clubfoot yet discovered.By performing ... Read more...

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General public relaxed about artificial life


May 22nd, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 22 (ANI): While the scientific fraternity was expecting a debate over the creation of artificial life in a laboratory, the general public is surprisingly relaxed and accepting the idea, found ... Read more...

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Creator of first synthetic living cell claims he’s not playing god


May 21st, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 21 (ANI): Dr Craig Venter, who has created the first synthetic living cell, has said that he is not playing god, but the feat could help them understand the basic ... Read more...

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Scientists unlock genetics of kids’ brain tumour


May 19th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 19 (ANI): An important cancer gene that could lead to more effective drugs being developed to fight pediatric high grade glioma - a disease that currently has a poor prognosis, ... Read more...

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Gene silencing could be behind induced pluripotent stem cells’ limitations


April 26th, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 26 (ANI): Getting closer to generate any type of cells and tissues from patient's own cells, scientists have found that an important cluster of genes is inactivated in induced pluripotent ... Read more...

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Excessive alcohol consumption linked to increased cancer risk


April 22nd, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): A new study has linked excessive alcohol consumption to an increased risk of cancer.Scientists have detected a link between alcohol consumption, cancer and aging that starts at the ... Read more...

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New gene linked to increased Alzheimer’s risk identified


April 15th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 15 (ANI): A gene that appears to increase a person's risk of developing late-onset Alzheimer's disease has been identified by researchers.The research will be presented as part of the late-breaking ... Read more...

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Gene site linked to food allergy identified


March 8th, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 8 (ANI): Scientists have discovered the first major gene location responsible for a severe, often painful type of food allergy called eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE).In this disease, which may cause ... Read more...

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Most test tube babies kids are ‘healthy’


February 22nd, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): Scientists have found only a few medical differences between children born as a result of assisted reproduction and kids conceived in the traditional way.More than three million children ... Read more...

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Test tube babies ‘at greater birth defects risk’


February 22nd, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): Test tube babies are at a higher risk of certain types of birth defects, a new study suggests.These defects can lead to obesity, hypertension and type 2 diabetes ... Read more...

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Chromosome caps predict onset of dementia


February 13th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 13 (ANI): If a new study is anything to go by, a sign of a cell's age could help predict the onset of dementia.The new research, by US researchers, ... Read more...

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Blame your genes for stuttering, speech problems


February 11th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 11 (IANS) Stuttering may be the result of a glitch in the daily process by which cellular components in key regions of the brain are broken down and recycled, says ... Read more...

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Critical protein that helps mend damaged DNA identified


December 25th, 2009 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 25 (ANI): Scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have found that a protein named CtIP plays an essential role in the DNA damage "signal-to-repair" conversion process.The discovery could ... Read more...

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Gene linked to childhood asthma identified


December 24th, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 24 (ANI): Researchers have identified a gene linked to childhood asthma, a finding that may be instrumental in developing new treatments for common respiratory disease.The team led by Hakon Hakonarson, ... Read more...

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How chromosomal errors can cause cancer


December 8th, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): A new study has proved changes in the number of whole chromosomes, called aneuploidy, can cause cancer.Almost all human cancers have an abnormal number of chromosomes. Therefore, it ... Read more...

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Genetic studies reveal new causes of severe childhood obesity


December 7th, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 7 (ANI): Scientists in Cambridge have found that genetic alteration can lead to severe obesity in childhood.According to a study published in Nature, the loss of a key segment of ... Read more...

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