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Dog gave birth to a kitten? Not a cock and bull story


July 21st, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 21 (IANS) In a bizarre report, a man from South Korea has claimed his pet dog gave birth to a cat, after the female canine "went for a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Offspring of older fathers may live longer


June 12th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 12 (IANS) If your father and grandfather waited until they were older before reproducing, you might experience life-extending benefits. "If your father and grandfather were able to live ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Kids who face violence age faster


April 25th, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 25 (IANS) Kids who have experienced violence seem to age faster, their DNA shows wear and tear normally linked with aging, says a new study."This is the first ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Women with heart disease likely to have girls: Iran study


April 22nd, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, April 22 (IANS) Women with some heart disease are more likely to give birth to girls, says a study conducted by a university in Iran. It found that 75 ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Doctors perform sex change operation on toddler


November 30th, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A two-year-old boy underwent a sex change operation in a southern Russia city after doctors discovered that he had been born "with a set of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

New blood test can predict how long one will live


May 16th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 16 (IANS) A new blood test could help predict how long someone has to live, based on how fast they are ageing. Researchers have developed the $700 test, ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Defy ageing process with education


May 12th, 2011 - 8:05 am ICT by IANS
London, May 12 (IANS) Good education is the key to staying young and healthy, a study has shown.In contrast, people who leave school with no qualifications age much quicker, reports ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Scientists unlock secrets of cancer-driving enzyme


May 8th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) Researchers are helping unlock the cellular-level function of the telomerase enzyme which drives cancer growth, thus paving the way for improved cancer-fighting therapies. The number of ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Self-cloning marine animals may help shed light on ageing process


April 21st, 2011 - 11:22 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 21 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Gothenburg believe that the key to delaying ageing in humans is held in marine animals that reproduce asexually by cloning.They have shown how ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chronic depression linked to accelerated immune cell aging


April 6th, 2011 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 06 (ANI): A new UCSF-led study has found that certain cases of major depression are associated with premature aging of immune cells.The findings indicate that accelerated cell aging does not ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genetic variation that cuts bladder cancer risk identified


April 3rd, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 3 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have identified a common genetic variation, which is linked to both bladder cancer risk and to the length ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Short DNA ‘end-caps’ linked to diabetes risk


March 25th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 25 (ANI): Johns Hopkins scientists have found new evidence from studies in mice that short telomeres or 'caps' at the ends of chromosomes may predispose people to age-related diabetes.Telomeres are ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Deciding whether intersex babies should be boys or girls


March 18th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 18 (ANI): An estimated 1 in 2,000 children born each year are neither boy nor girl, they are intersex, and the question as to who should decide what their gender ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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 |

It’s not clothes, cars or scotch that make a man, but a protein!


March 3rd, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 3 (ANI): A new study finds that what really makes a man is his expression of the lone X chromosome and the activity of a protein complex that gives enzymes ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Cell explosions’ can trigger instant cancers


January 7th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 7 (IANS) British scientists have decoded the mystery of why 'instant cancers' seemingly appear out of nowhere.The finding from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in the UK contradicts the long-held ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

New molecular mechanisms involved in Alzheimer’s development identified


December 17th, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): Scientists have discovered new molecular mechanisms that may be involved in the development of Alzheimer's disease.The study, a collaboration between bioinformaticians and cell biologists, was led by IRB ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists unlock secret of eternal youth


November 29th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 29 (IANS) Scientists have found a way to reverse aging, unlocking the secret of eternal youth and paving the way for a drug to keep one "forever young". Lives could ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Scientists announce new approach to target cancer


November 18th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 18 (ANI): An international team of academics have announced a new research that provides potential for exciting new approaches to targeting diseases such as cancer.They have also announced the potential ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New test ‘to triple’ chances of IVF success


November 8th, 2010 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI
London, Nov 8 (ANI): A new screening technique developed by UK-based researchers could double or triple current IVF success rates.The test allows for any chromosomal abnormalities, the biggest cause of early pregnancy ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

Worms provide clues to declining fertility with age in women


October 15th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): A new study from Princeton University has revealed why fertility declines at a rate that far exceeds the onset of other aging signs in women.The researchers suggest that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cheek swabs could help detect lung cancer early


October 10th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 10 (IANS) Researchers have thought up a new method to detect lung cancer - by shining light on cell swabs from patients' cheeks.The technique - called partial wave spectroscopic (PWS) ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Apple genome could lead to better apples


August 30th, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 30 (ANI): Scientists have apparently drafted a genome sequence of apple that may help in improving the quality of apple production.The availability of a genome sequence for apple will allow ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Abnormalities in certain genes play a role in autism


August 17th, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 17 (ANI): An autism researcher from University of Gothenburg, Sweden has found that autism can be linked to certain abnormalities in genes.Christopher Gillberg and his team revealed that that Copy ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why a low cal diet can help you live longer


July 16th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): Scientists reveal why a restricted diet can lead to a longer lifespan and reduce incidence of age-related diseases - even if adopted late in life.Scientists at the BBSRC ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New protein complex that regulates around 4000 genes in fruit fly identified


June 26th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 26 (ANI): Scientists have identified a novel protein complex that regulates around 4000 genes in the fruit fly Drosophila and likely plays an important role in mammals, too."This new complex ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Jute’s genome sequencing opens new prospects: Bangladesh PM


June 17th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 17 (IANS) Bangladeshi scientists have successfully sequenced genomes of jute, creating new potentials for its production, conservation and characterisation, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said. The discovery, she told parliament ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

DNA bits could help understand development of diseases


June 12th, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 12 (IANS) Bits of DNA could help understand how disease develops in an organism. Researchers at the University of Leicester (UL) are examining how telomeres, a repeating sequence of DNA that ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

New DNA study may offer insights into several diseases


June 12th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): A new study is examining a sequence of DNA- known as telomeres - that varies in length between individual.This follows evidence that these structures shrink in length over ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Key step for regulating embryonic development discovered


April 23rd, 2010 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): Researchers have identified a mechanism that turns developmental genes off and on as an embryo matures.Dr. Edward T.H. Yeh at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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