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Mechanism that could provide potential cure for diabetes identified


April 30th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 30 (ANI): People develop diabetes because they don't have enough pancreatic beta cells to produce the insulin necessary to regulate their blood sugar levels.But now, researchers from UCLA's Larry L. ... Read more...

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Study links air pollution to premenopausal breast cancer in later life


April 21st, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 21 (ANI): Researchers at the University at Buffalo have shown that exposure to air pollution early in life and when a woman gives birth to her first child may alter ... Read more...

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Mum’s stress in pregnancy ‘puts female offspring at obesity risk’


April 13th, 2011 - 11:39 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 13 (ANI): A mother's nutritional or psychological stress during pregnancy and breast-feeding may prompt changes in her infant's genes that increase the child's risk of obesity later in life, according ... Read more...

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Breast cancer risk ‘can be assessed by examining breast milk’


April 5th, 2011 - 11:36 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): A new study suggests that breast cancer risk can be assessed by examining the epithelial cells found in breast milk.This screening method has the potential to provide ... Read more...

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How DNA silencing can promote cancer formation


April 2nd, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 02 (ANI): A new study has explained how DNA silencing can promote cancer.Cells control which genes they express by multiple mechanisms, one of which is the direct modification of DNA ... Read more...

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DNA test to detect early bowel cancer could be 1 step closer


March 5th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 5 (ANI): A DNA test to detect the early signs of bowel cancer could be one step closer, thanks to a new discovery.Tests on two distinct genes were highly accurate ... Read more...

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Why some people become depressed when they are stressed


January 27th, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): A new research has explained how stress impacts the brain, which detail why some individuals are predisposed to depression when they experience chronic stress.Researchers from Yamaguchi University in ... Read more...

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Biomarker test shows promise for diagnosis of melanoma


January 25th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 25 (ANI): Scientists have found that a test of biomarkers for DNA methylation is technically feasible and could aid in earlier, more precise diagnosis of melanoma.University of North Carolina School ... Read more...

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Higher levels of folate in RBCs linked to silenced tumor-suppressors


December 23rd, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): In new study, scientists found that people with higher levels of folate in their red blood cells were more likely to have two tumor-suppressing genes shut down by ... Read more...

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New ‘poison’ discovery could pave way for leukaemia therapy


December 4th, 2010 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): Research led by Weill Cornell Medical College revealed that newly identified mutant enzymes in AML create a chemical poison to cause leukaemia.The findings should prove useful in treating ... Read more...

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Study finds new risk factor for developing breast cancer


November 11th, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): An Aussie research team has identified a new risk factor for developing breast cancer.According to the study conducted jointly by the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, the University ... Read more...

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Nature-nurture secrets revealed by bees


November 3rd, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 3 (ANI): The long-standing debate of nature-nurture is one step closer to being resolved - all thanks to bees.Scientists at The Australian National University's College of Medicine studied bees and ... Read more...

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New study confirms smoking, cancer link


October 10th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 10 (ANI): Taking up smoking results in epigenetic changes associated with the development of cancer, UK scientists have reported.Scientists have suspected that smoking causes so-called epigenetic changes, such as methylation, ... Read more...

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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...

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Fatal lung vascular disease ’caused by silencing of genes’


June 8th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): Epigenetic gene silencing may hold key to pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a fatal lung vascular disease, suggests a new American research.PAH, a syndrome characterized by gradual blockage ... Read more...

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Aging-related gene plays role in stem cell differentiation


June 5th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 5 (ANI): Researchers from the Center for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine and the Department of Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University claim that a gene shown to play a ... 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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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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‘Missing link’ between heart failure, environment pinpointed


January 13th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 13 (IANS) Scientists seem to have found the "missing link" between heart failure, our genes and environment. A new study by a Cambridge University team could open up completely new ... Read more...

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‘Missing link’ between heart failure, genes and environment discovered


January 13th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): Researchers at Cambridge University have found what they consider is the "missing link" between heart failure, our genes and our environment.Their study could open up completely new ways ... Read more...

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The first complete human epigenome mapped


October 15th, 2009 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 15 (ANI): Scientists at the Salk Institute have released the first study that maps a human epigenome, showing how the genome is regulated in developed cells.The study is the ... Read more...

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231 new genes linked with head and neck cancer identified


October 5th, 2009 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): Researchers at Henry Ford Hospital have identified 231 new genes associated with head and neck cancer.Earlier, only 33 genes were known to be associated with head and neck ... Read more...

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Two new blood tests make detection of gastrointestinal cancer simpler


September 21st, 2009 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 21 (ANI): Scientists have come up with two new blood tests that can make it simpler and cost effective to diagnnose gastrointestinal (GI) cancers.A research team led by Joost Louwagie, ... Read more...

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Smoking mums-to-be putting future generations at increased health risk


August 25th, 2009 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 25 (ANI): Mums-to-be who smoke are not only putting their unborn child at increased health risk but future generations also, according to a new study.Researchers at the Keck School of ... Read more...

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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...

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New discovery may offer potential strategy for therapies to clear HIV


June 26th, 2009 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 26 (ANI): Gladstone scientists have identified a key that regulates HIV latency - a discovery that may lead to eradication of HIV from infected patients who have been on antiretroviral ... Read more...

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Exposure to minute particles can damage DNA in a few days


May 18th, 2009 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 18 (IANS) Exposure to microscopic particles through air pollution can affect some of our genes, modifying the development and the outcome of cancers and other diseases. "Recently, changes in gene programming ... Read more...

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Even short-term exposure to pollutants can increase cancer risk


May 18th, 2009 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 18 (ANI): Exposure to environmental pollutants even for a short period can prompt genes to undergo reprogramming, and thereby increase an individual's risk of developing cancer and other diseases, say ... Read more...

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Hormone therapy may protect women from colorectal cancer


April 23rd, 2009 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 23 (ANI): A team of researchers led by Mayo Clinic scientists has found that hormone therapy use is linked to a significantly lower colorectal cancer risk.However, the mechanisms for the ... Read more...

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How roughage keeps colon cancer at bay


April 14th, 2009 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 14 (ANI): A high-fiber diet has long been considered beneficial in staving off colon cancer. Now, researchers at Medical College of Georgia have found that roughage keeps the disease at ... Read more...

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Perinatal environment affects aggression in kids


March 11th, 2009 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): A new study from University of Montreal has revealed that exposure to perinatal environment, the period around childbirth especially the five months before and one month after ... Read more...

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Researchers find spots where our body switches off defective genes


January 19th, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) A startling discovery made by scientists vastly enlarges the scope of understanding diseases and cancers, opening up new ways of treating them. Researchers have found the places in ... Read more...

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New enzymes might be playing role in early cancer


December 26th, 2008 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 26 (IANS) Researchers have discovered two enzymes that, when combined, could be involved in the earliest stages of cancer. Manipulating these enzymes genetically might lead to targeted therapies aimed at ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover new therapeutic target for cancer


December 25th, 2008 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 25 (ANI): Researchers from University of Utah have identified a potential target that may hold key to new therapies for cancer.The research team has identified two enzymes that, when ... Read more...

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