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Baby’s genome decoded from mom’s blood, pop’s saliva


June 7th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 7 (IANS) Using a non-invasive technique, scientists for the first time have successfully sequenced the genome of a foetus without tapping its protective fluid sac. Maternal blood sampled ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Exposure to chemical may lead to Down’s Syndrome


September 25th, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 25 (IANS) Exposure to chemical Bisphenol A (BPA), present in plastic water and baby bottles, could harm the fertility of woman's offspring and increase the chances of Down's ... Read more...

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Simple blood test to detect Down’s syndrome cuts miscarriage risk


March 7th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 7 (ANI): Scientists have developed a simple blood test to check unborn children for Down's syndrome, which would save pregnant women from undergoing invasive examinations that risk losing their baby. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Boffins identify critical genes for Down syndrome


July 19th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 18 (ANI): Scientists have identified critical genes responsible for some aspects of Down syndrome, a well known cause of mental retardation and diseases like Alzheimer's.A team of scientists from the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Soon, a simple, prenatal blood test for developing foetus


June 30th, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30(ANI): Researchers in The Netherlands are on the verge of developing a simple, prenatal blood test that would be able to detect accurately chromosomal abnormalities in the developing foetus.Dr ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Early menopause can result in dementia at younger age


January 28th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): A new study has revealed that women experiencing an early onset of menopause could develop dementia at a younger age.Tonnie Coppus of Erasmus MC studied women with ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists say Alzheimer’s, Down syndrome, atherosclerosis linked


January 16th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 16 (ANI): Down syndrome, artery-clogging cardiovascular disease appear to share a common disease mechanism with Alzheimer's disease, says a new research.Principal investigator Huntington Potter and colleagues at the Florida Alzheimer's ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Foetuses with Down’s syndrome express some genes differently


June 9th, 2009 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 9 (ANI): Scientists have found that foetuses with Down's syndrome express some genes differently than their normal counterparts-a discovery that may pave the way for new ways to treat the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why Down syndrome patients are less likely to develop cancer


May 21st, 2009 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 21 (ANI): A new study sheds light on why people with Down syndrome are less likely to develop cancer.The research team from Children's Hospital Boston has showed that since the ... Read more...

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Potential therapeutic target for Downs syndrome identified


March 14th, 2009 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 14 (ANI): Researchers from Salk Institute for Biological Studies have identified a molecular pathway that can be a potential therapeutic target for Downs syndrome, the most frequent cause of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Down’’s syndrome symptoms could be prevented in the womb


November 27th, 2008 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 27 (ANI): Scientists have made a breakthrough in the study of Down''s syndrome after discovering a method to prevent the chromosomal disorder in the womb itself.In the study on ... Read more...

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Combo of targeted drugs may prove more effective in leukemia fight


October 21st, 2008 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): A recent discovery by scientists suggests that the most effective treatment for leukemia may rely on a combination of targeted drugs, rather than a single miracle drug. ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Two new genes discovered in type1 diabetes genetic puzzle


October 15th, 2008 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): In a pursuit to reveal pieces of the complicated genetic puzzle behind type1 diabetes, scientists have found two novel gene locations that raise the risk for the ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Novel non-invasive blood test to accurately detect Down syndrome


October 7th, 2008 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 7 (ANI): Scientists in the U.S. have developed a new prenatal blood test that can accurately detected Down syndrome and two other serious chromosomal defects. Howard Hughes Medical Institute researchers ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Two new genes linked to inflammatory bowel disease in children identified


September 1st, 2008 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 1 (ANI): Researchers from Children''s Hospital of Philadelphia have identified two genes that are responsible for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in children.The researchers strongly believe that these genes can ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Now, a simple blood test to screen for Down’s syndrome in mums-to-be


June 21st, 2008 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 21 (ANI): A simple, risk-free blood test that can detect Down's syndrome from the blood of pregnant women has raised the prospect of screening being routinely available to every ... Read more...

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Low dietary folate intake linked to genetic abnormalities in sperm


March 20th, 2008 - 2:39 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 20 (ANI): A new study has found that healthy men who have low levels of the nutrient folate in their diets are more likely to have higher rates of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genetic link to human herpes susceptibility identified


January 29th, 2008 - 1:50 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Jan 29 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Utah have found that people prone to herpes simplex virus (HSV) outbreaks are most likely to inherit the susceptibility through their genes.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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