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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 |

Two gene variants in dengue identified


October 18th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 18 (IANS) Researchers have identified two genetic variants that increase chances of your being infected with severe dengue and some people's genetic make-up predisposes them to the infection. ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Hidden DNA code more influential than our genes


September 19th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) The "hidden" DNA code may be far more influential than our genes, passing down new biological traits more rapidly than previously thought.The study throws up the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Scientists complete whole-exome sequencing of skin cancer


April 16th, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 16 (ANI): A team of scientists at the National Institutes of Health has become the first to systematically survey the landscape of the melanoma genome, the DNA code of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How science could make your treats even tastier


December 27th, 2010 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 27 (IANS) Scientists have unlocked the genetic code to some of our favourite treats in a breakthrough that could result in even tastier versions. It brings them a step closer ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Study reveals links to abnormal rhythms behind sudden death, heart damage


December 21st, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 21 (ANI): An international team of scientists has identified DNA sequence variations linked with the heart's electrical rhythm in several surprising regions among 22 locations across the human genome.Among the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

DNA sequencing to get quicker and cheaper!


November 15th, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 15 (ANI): DNA sequencing is set to become cheaper as scientists have made a new technique that would allow rapid, low cost reading of whole genomes, through recognition of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Daughters of obese fathers ‘more likely to develop diabetes-like disease’


October 21st, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 21 (ANI): A new study has revealed that obese fathers may be putting their daughters at risk for diabetes-like diseases.'Epigenetic' chemical tweaks to the genes alter how they are expressed ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Indian scientists grow world’s first high-protein GM “protato” spuds


September 21st, 2010 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 21 (ANI): A team of Indian scientists has grown for the first time, a genetically modified spud called 'protato' that makes up to 60 per cent more protein per gram ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

13 genes linked to human body mass found


September 16th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 16 (ANI): Johns Hopkins scientists have found 13 genes linked to human body mass.The experiments screened the so-called epigenome for key information that cells remember other than the DNA code ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gene discovery could pave way for nearsightedness treatments


September 13th, 2010 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 13 (ANI): Researchers at Duke University Medical Center have uncovered a gene linked with myopia or nearsightedness in Caucasian people from several different regions, including Dutch, British and Australian subjects.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

DNA can predict which Chernobyl species are at risk of radioactive damage


August 21st, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 21 (ANI): DNA could be the key to predict which species In Chernobyl are likely to be most severely damaged by radioactive contamination, according to scientists.The secret to a species' ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

Simple, 30-min DNA test for life threatening diseases developed


February 16th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 16 (ANI): Scottish scientists have devised a novel 30 minute DNA test to diagnose the development of certain inherited diseases in a person.The new technique developed at Edinburgh University will ... Read more...

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Researchers map ‘dinosaur tree’ genome


December 22nd, 2009 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 22 (IANS) Researchers have sequenced the chloroplast DNA of the ancient Wollemi Pine, known as the 'dinosaur' of the tree kingdom, which survived 200 million years of shifting continents and ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Do not define good work by awards: Nobel laureate Ramakrishnan


October 7th, 2009 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 7 (IANS) Indian-origin scientist Venkatraman Ramakrishan Wednesday said that he is "honoured" to share 2009 Nobel Prize for Chemistry but added that it's a "mistake to define good work by ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Ribosomes already showing medical importance: Ramakrishnan


October 7th, 2009 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 7 (IANS) Indian-born scientist Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for his work on ribosomes, Wednesday said his work has established the ribosome's "medical importance", while researchers said ... Read more...

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Indian-born scientist gets Nobel, lauded for ’saving lives’ (Fourth Lead)


October 7th, 2009 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, Oct 7 (IANS) Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, an Indian-born scientist, was Wednesday awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry along with two others, for showing the world exactly how information contained ... Read more...

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Scientists unravel DNA code that paints apple red


September 1st, 2009 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 1 (IANS) Scientists have deciphered the DNA code that practically paints the apple red - an advance that is helping breeders develop new apple varieties. University of Auckland's (U-A) Richard Espley's ... Read more...

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Why dachshunds, corgis have stubby legs


July 17th, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 17 (ANI): The short curved legs, characteristic of today's dachshunds, corgis, basset hounds and at least 16 other breeds of dogs, is due to a single evolutionary event in the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Evolutionary mis-step created short-legged dogs


July 17th, 2009 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 17 (IANS) Scientists have stumbled on an evolutionary discovery that seems to explain the short, curved legs so characteristic of dachshunds, corgis, basset hounds and other dog breeds. The discovery provides ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

New biomarkers of melanoma identified


June 30th, 2009 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): Scientists from Yale University have identified new biomarkers that will help develop more effective treatment strategies to fight melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer.The research team ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Evolution in animals is faster in regions with warmer climates


June 25th, 2009 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 25 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have found out that evolution in animals is faster in regions with warmer climates, which could help explain why the warm topics are ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Single rogue cell triggers prostate cancer


April 18th, 2009 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 18 (IANS) A single rogue cell triggers prostate cancer, according to a study of 33 autopsies. "These were not your average autopsies," said G. Steven Bova, assistant professor of pathology at ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Genetic changes outside nuclear DNA may trigger half of all cancers


March 25th, 2009 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 25 (ANI): Johns Hopkins scientists have said that genetic changes outside nuclear DNA may lead to over fifty percent of all cancers.Already, it is known that a process known ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Protein-maker functions like an editor!


January 8th, 2009 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 8 (IANS) The enzyme machine that translates a cell's DNA code into the proteins of life is amazing as an 'editorial perfectionist'.Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine ... Read more...

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Men’’s X-factor is all about their genes


September 29th, 2008 - 7:10 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Sept 29 (ANI): How a man''s face can make a woman go weak in her knees is a secret that many want to uncover, and now Australian researchers have discovered ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Bowel cancer risk governed by your race and country


March 31st, 2008 - 7:02 pm ICT by admin
London, March 31 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Edinburgh have shown that chances of getting cancer depends on an individual's country, by finding that genes linked to the deadly disease ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Researchers identify genetic risk factors linked to lupus


January 21st, 2008 - 2:11 pm ICT by admin
London, Jan 21 (ANI): A new study has identified multiple new genetic risk factors for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), commonly known as lupus, a debilitating autoimmune disease.The large-scale genomic study, conducted by ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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