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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...

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Video game lends cutting edge to genetic research


December 7th, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 7 (IANS) A video game known as Phylo has lent a cutting edge to genetic research, especially understanding the role DNA plays in Alzheimer's, diabetes and cancer, reveals ... Read more...

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Modern humans not uniquely evolved species


September 6th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 6 (IANS) Homo sapiens, the species that all human beings are believed to belong to, might have crossbred with others, says a study.Homo sapiens, believed to have originated ... Read more...

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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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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...

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Dinosaurs probably had lice: Study


April 6th, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 6 (ANI): A new study opens up the possibility that dinosaurs were early - perhaps even the first - animal hosts of lice.Scientists, who used fossils and molecular data to ... Read more...

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Marine bacteria digest plastic


March 29th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 29 (ANI): Previous research has shown that marine microbes could beat plastic pollution.Now, marine microbiologist Tracy Mincer of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts and his colleagues have ... Read more...

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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...

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New study could lead to potential drug targets for schizophrenia, Parkinson’s


March 12th, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 12 (ANI): A new study from the Scripps Research Institute and University of Pennsylvania could pave the way for potential drug targets for diseases ranging from schizophrenia to Parkinson's disease.By ... Read more...

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Scientists develop new test for ‘pluripotent’ stem cells


March 7th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 7 (ANI): Scripps Research Institute researchers have developed a quality control diagnostic test that is likely to make it easier for scientists to determine whether their cell lines are normal ... Read more...

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‘David and Goliath’ viruses key to origin of jumping genes


March 4th, 2011 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): Researchers have discovered a pair of 'David and Goliath' viruses that could provide clues to the evolutionary origin of some jumping genes found in other organisms.The small virus ... Read more...

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Cheap, fast test identifies aggressive type of lung cancer in never-smokers


February 26th, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): US researchers have found that an inexpensive and rapid testing method can effectively identify a sub-group of never-smoking lung cancer patients whose tumors express a molecule associated with ... Read more...

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Frogs re-evolved ‘lost’ lower teeth after more than 200mn yrs


February 1st, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 1 (ANI): New research suggests that frogs re-evolved 'lost' bottom teeth after more than 200 million years.Tree-dwelling Gastrotheca guentheri are the only frogs with teeth on both their upper and ... Read more...

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2 new species of ‘leaping’ beetles found in New Caledonia


January 19th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): Spanish researchers have discovered two more species of 'leaping' beetles, also called 'flea' beetles, in New Caledonia, in the western Pacific - Arsipoda geographica and Arsipoda rostrata.Till ... Read more...

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Africa has two, not one, species of elephant


December 22nd, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): A new research has resolved a long-standing debate after confirming that Africa has two-not one-species of elephant.Using genetic analysis, scientists from Harvard, the University of Illinois and ... Read more...

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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...

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Gene variants ‘raise risk of childhood obesity’


October 17th, 2010 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 17 (ANI): Genes have a strong influence on childhood obesity, according to a new study by pediatric researchers.The study team searched across the whole genomes of thousands of obese children ... 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...

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DNA that may contribute to each person’s uniqueness identified


August 12th, 2010 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): Scientists at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have discovered the reason behind why people have a variety of physical traits and disease risks.Building on a tool that ... Read more...

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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...

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Protein important in diabetes may have an even broader role in heart disease


July 22nd, 2010 - 6:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): A protein already known to play an important role in type 2 diabetes and cancer may have an even broader role in disease, particularly in other metabolic disorders ... Read more...

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Excess oxygen could slow formation of wrinkles


June 30th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): An overdose of oxygen could help reduce wrinkle formation by lessening tissue damage due to UVB rays, according to a Japanese study.In the study, mice that were placed ... Read more...

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‘Copy-and-paste DNA’ more common than previously believed


June 29th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): Movable sequences of DNA-also known as 'Copy-and-paste DNA'-which give rise to genetic variability and sometimes cause specific diseases, are far more common than previously thought, according to researchers ... Read more...

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Weakened flu virus to make more effective vaccine


June 23rd, 2010 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 23 (ANI): A "rewritten" flu virus sets off an identical immune response in mice to a natural infection, suggesting it could make a more effective vaccine than traditional options.The new ... Read more...

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Long history of SIV indicates HIV won’t quickly become benign in humans


May 22nd, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 22 (ANI): Scientists have found that the non-disease causing monkey version of HIV, called SIV, is older than previously believed-a finding that indicates it may take a long time for ... Read more...

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Monkey version of HIV older than previously believed


May 22nd, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 22 (ANI): SIV, the HIV-like virus that infects monkeys is at least 100,000 if not millions of years old, according to scientists.The vast age of the monkey virus, which does ... Read more...

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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...

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Exposure to traumatic event can change your DNA


May 12th, 2010 - 11:31 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (ANI): A stressful event can "get under your skin" and change your DNA, says a University of Michigan scientist.According to Monica Uddin, a molecular epidemiologist with the University of ... Read more...

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Schizophrenia genes linked to brain signalling


May 11th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 11 (ANI): Genetics researchers analysed the genomes of patients with schizophrenia and found numerous copy number variations-deletions or duplications of DNA sequences-that increase the risk of developing the neurodegenerative disease.Significantly, ... Read more...

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New approach helps pinpoint genes behind common diseases


April 30th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): Challenging the long-held view that common diseases are usually caused by common gene variants (mutations), researchers have now said that the culprits may be numerous rare variants.And these ... Read more...

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Why statins work for some people, but not for all


April 22nd, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 22 (ANI): Scientists at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center have found why statins- popular drugs that lower cholesterol and appear to protect against colorectal cancer development- work for some people, ... Read more...

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Excessive alcohol consumption linked to increased cancer risk


April 22nd, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): A new study has linked excessive alcohol consumption to an increased risk of cancer.Scientists have detected a link between alcohol consumption, cancer and aging that starts at the ... Read more...

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Excessive alcohol intake may increase cancer risk


April 22nd, 2010 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 22 (IANS) Excessive alcohol intake may increase the risk of cancer and even lead to premature aging, research shows. This is due to shortening of telomeres, a region of DNA sequences ... Read more...

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Discovery of millions of new microbes opens ‘huge frontier’ in science


April 19th, 2010 - 6:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 19 (ANI): Scientists have discovered millions of tiny microbes, hitherto unknown to science, at the bottom of the sea.These organisms include microbes of bacteria, worms and ocean insects less than ... Read more...

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New Alzheimer’s gene identified


April 16th, 2010 - 2:51 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Apr 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists and researchers have identified a new gene that is responsible for late-onset Alzheimer’s disease. This gene is so powerful that it also even doubles the ... Read more...

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