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Gene therapy restores olfactory sense in mice


September 3rd, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 3 (IANS) Scientists have restored olfactory sense in mice through gene therapy for the very first time - potentially opening the way for people to regain their sense ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

‘Stay green’ DNA to help crops fight droughts


June 3rd, 2012 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 3 (IANS) Scientists have isolated the 'stay green' DNA in barley to help grow crops that better withstand drought, heat and salinity.Barley is an important cereal crop grown ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Bison bones show adaptability to climate change


February 1st, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 1 (IANS) Ancient bison bones discovered at a Canadian goldmine are helping unravel the mystery about how animals adapt to rapid environmental channge, a study reveals.The 30,000-year-old bones ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Scientists isolate genes behind BP, stroke, cardiac risks


September 12th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 12 (IANS) Dozens of genetic variants may explain why some people face a higher risk of hypertension, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases, according to a new study. Scientists ... Read more...

Posted in World |

First humans out of Africa once shrank to 1,000: Study


July 19th, 2011 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
London, July 18 (IANS) The number of descendants of the first humans leaving Africa had once reduced to barely over 1,000 before they began to expand rapidly, a study has ... Read more...

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Parents can transmit stress to children


June 24th, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 24 (IANS) Believe it or not -- our parents could have transmitted to us some of the stress we experience."There has been a big discussion about whether the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

China maps world’s first goose genome sequence


June 14th, 2011 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 14 (IANS) Scientists from China Tuesday claimed to have sequenced the complete genome of the white goose - for the very first time.Researchers from the Zhejiang Provincial Academy ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Soon, genetically modified mosquitoes to curb malaria


May 2nd, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, May 02 (ANI): Scientists from Imperial College London and the University of Washington in Seattle have found that they can destroy mosquito genes, that allow the malaria parasite to reach humans' ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How sickle haemoglobin protects against malaria


April 29th, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 29 (ANI): A study has unravelled the molecular mechanism whereby sickle cell haemoglobin confers a survival advantage against malaria, the disease caused by Plasmodium infection.The study was conducted by researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Unknown child’ onboard the Titanic identified


April 29th, 2011 - 10:10 am ICT by IANS
London, April 29 (IANS) A little boy previously called the "unknown child", whose body was found among the victims of the Titanic disaster, has finally been identified.A team of American ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New link shows mother’s pregnancy diet influences child’s chances of obesity


April 19th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 19 (ANI): Scientists have discovered how a mother's nutrition during pregnancy can strongly influence her child's risk of obesity many years later.The study, led by University of Southampton researchers, including ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mouse genome offers human cancer clue


March 24th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): By sequencing the genome of a mouse with cancer, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have uncovered mutations that also drive cancer in humans.Senior ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mutation that could allow H1N1 to spread much more easily identified


March 10th, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 10 (ANI): In a new study from MIT, researchers have identified a single mutation in the H1N1 genetic makeup that would allow it to be much more easily transmitted between ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

First evidence of gene transfer from human host to bacterial pathogen


February 14th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 14 (ANI): Northwestern Medicine researchers have discovered the first evidence of a human DNA fragment in a bacterial genome.In this case, the transfer was observed in Neisseria gonorrhoeae, the bacterium ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Kidney gene linked to increased heart failure risk


January 18th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 18 (ANI): A new study has identified the first DNA sequence variant common in the population that is linked to an increased risk of heart failure, and appears to play ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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 |

Key info about breast cancer risk can be found in ‘junk’ DNA


December 17th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): Scientist have discovered that a new genetic biomarker, which indicates an increased risk for developing breast cancer, can be found in an individual's "junk" (non-coding) DNA.Researchers at the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Stem cell advance paves way for novel treatments for brain diseases


December 8th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): University of Rochester scientists have developed a way to isolate neural stem cells from human brain tissue with unprecedented precision.It could be an important step toward developing new ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Traumatic events really can affect the genes


November 25th, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 25 (ANI): Trauma is not just psychological, but biological and even heritable.New evidence has suggested that traumatic events - such as the September 11 attacks or London's July 7 bombings ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Whip-tailed bacteria could ‘alarm’ cancer-fighting nanobots


November 18th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 18 (ANI): Scientists at Polytechnic University of Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain, believe that bacteria injected into blood stream could sound an 'alarm' to nanobots in the body so that they ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Study uncovers DNA sequence variations that make the heart beat


November 15th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 15 (ANI): Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center have uncovered several DNA sequence variations associated with the electrical impulses that make the heart beat.The findings may pave the way for ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New ‘antigene’ therapy shows promise


October 22nd, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): Antigene therapy has shown promise as a new treatment strategy that uses a DNA-based drug to pinpoint light energy to a target gene shutting down its activity.The new ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genetic defect responsible for epilepsy and mental retardation found


October 13th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 13 (ANI): Researchers have detected a genetic mutation responsible for severe mental retardation and epilepsy beginning at infancy.The team, led by Ohad Birk of the Ben-Gurion University, determined that the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists decode West Nile mosquito’s DNA


October 1st, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): An international team of researchers has cracked the DNA sequence of the mosquito species whose bite transmits West Nile virus, St. Louis encephalitis virus and the microscopic worm ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Muscular dystrophy gene mystery cracked


August 20th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 20 (ANI): Scientists have made a critical advance in determining the cause of a common form of muscular dystrophy known as facioscapulohumeral dystrophy, or FSHD.They have identified a DNA ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Beethoven’s DNA turned into musical composition to make its debut


August 8th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
London. Aug 8 (ANI): The great German composer Beethoven's genetic code has been turned into a classical composition, which will be premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this week.The 15-minute piece, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

How DNA forms human proteins can be followed in real time


July 19th, 2010 - 6:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 19 (ANI): The study of the real-time dynamics of gene expression may help to explain variation among genetically identical cells and the molecular processes that lead to cancer, say researchers. The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How genetic ‘chips’ could improve heart disease treatments


June 25th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Leicester are trying to identify new genes and molecules responsible for coronary artery disease, which could in turn help develop new diagnostic and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Blocking activity of certain proteins extend life span in worms by 30pc


June 17th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 17 (ANI): Researchers at Stanford Medical School have discovered that blocking the activity of certain proteins can extend the lives of roundworms by up to 30 percent - but only ... 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 |

IVF treatments linked to autism


June 15th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 15 (ANI): There exists a strong link between in vitro fertilization (IVF) and mild to moderate cases of autism, according to a researcher at Tel Aviv University.Dr. Ditza Zachor of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genetic ‘chips’ to help identify genes, molecules behind CAD


June 14th, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 14 (IANS) In an attempt to identify new genes and molecules responsible for coronary artery disease (CAD), researchers will use state-of-the-art genetic techniques to examine DNA from over 20,000 heart ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

New method to make DNA sequencing faster and cheaper


May 20th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): Boston University biomedical engineers have developed a new method to make DNA sequencing a lot faster and cheaper - and thus closer to routine use in clinical ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Faster salmonella detection now possible with new technique


May 5th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): Using a new technology, a scientist is working on a faster method to detect and genetically identify salmonella from contaminated foods.Byron Brehm-Stecher, an Iowa State University researcher, wants ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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