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Brain wiring gave humans edge over chimps


August 23rd, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 23 (IANS) It wasn't a bigger brain but a more sophisticated wiring that gave humans the edge to evolve beyond their closest cousins, the chimps, says a new ... Read more...

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Soft drinks make it harder to lose weight: Study


July 22nd, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 22 (IANS) Avoid soft drinks, as they could alter the way your body burns fuel and make it harder still to lose weight, says a study."This study proves ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Clock gene prepares plants for spring bloom


March 12th, 2012 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 12 (IANS) Insight into the body clock of plants reveals how they adjust to changing seasons, causing flowers to bloom in spring.University of Edinburgh researchers tested computer models ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Some honey bees tend to take risks


March 11th, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 11 (IANS) Believe it or not -- some honey bees tend to take the initiative or the risk to find new hives, with their brains showing similar patterns ... Read more...

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Natural vitamin E protects brain cells after stroke


July 6th, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) A natural form of Vitamin E called alpha-tocotrienol can activate mechanisms that clear toxins from nerve cells, preventing their death following a stroke. This process is ... Read more...

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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra helps science by playing to plants


March 24th, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 24 (ANI): British Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for once had a deathly audience, reason being they were performing for plants, with the sole purpose of helping science prove a theory.The 33-member ... 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...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists find molecular switch that controls skin growth


March 4th, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 4 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a regulator of gene activity that tells epidermal stem cells when it's time to grow more skin, as well as a "crowd control" molecule that ... Read more...

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Diarrhea-causing bacteria turned into antiviral gene therapy agent


February 8th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): New studies conducted by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, could one day lead to anti-viral treatments that involve swallowing Salmonella bacteria, effectively using one bug to ... Read more...

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Molecular predictor of metastatic prostate cancer identified


February 3rd, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 03 (ANI): Researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have indicated that prostate tumors that carry a "signature" of four molecular markers have the potential to become dangerously metastatic if not treated ... Read more...

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Our body clock unchanged for millions of years


January 28th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 28 (IANS) The inner clock that regulates the behaviour of all life forms has existed for millions of years - unchanged.The finding could shed light on a range of human ... Read more...

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Mechanism that controls 24-hour clock of all forms of life discovered


January 27th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 27 (ANI): Scientists have discovered the mechanism that controls the internal 24-hour clock of all forms of life from human cells to algae.Not only does the research provide important insight ... Read more...

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New find: brain tumours in fruit fly mimic genetic program of germline cells


December 25th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 25 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that some brain tumours in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster mimic the genetic program of germline cells to grow.And removing some of these genes leads ... Read more...

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Nanoscale gene ‘ignition switch’ could help detect and treat cancer


December 16th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 16 (ANI): A new study in mice has shown that a set of genetic instructions encased in a nanoparticle can be used as an "ignition switch" to rev up gene ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Depression linked to body’s 24-hour clock


November 11th, 2010 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): A new research has suggested that depression is associated with a molecular-level disturbance in the body's 24-hour clock.Scientists examined genes that regulate circadian rhythm in people with and ... Read more...

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Specific changes in the brain linked to sleep deprivation


November 4th, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): Scientists have published the most systematic study to date of the effects of sleep deprivation on gene expression in the brain.The findings have implications for improving the ... Read more...

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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...

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First molecule that blocks key component of cancer genes’ on-off switch created


September 25th, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 25 (ANI): Researchers have created the first molecule that can prevent cancer genes from "hearing" their internal instructions, which in turn stifles the cancer process at its root.The study, led ... Read more...

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Stress can ‘control the activity of our genes’


September 25th, 2010 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 25 (ANI): Stress that affects your entire body and mind can also arise at the cellular level after exposure to pollution, tobacco smoke, bacterial toxins, possibly causing cellular diseases.Researchers from ... Read more...

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Are you an early riser or late sleeper? It’s all in the hair, says study


August 24th, 2010 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 24 (ANI): Are you an early riser or do you prefer waking up when the sun is overhead? Your hair may be an indicator - says a new study.According ... Read more...

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Gene mutation that causes rare form of deafness identified


July 13th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 13 (ANI): U-M Medical School scientists have identified a gene mutation that causes a rare form of hearing loss known as auditory neuropathy.U-M's Marci Lesperance and Margit Burmeister led a ... Read more...

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Here’s what makes olive oil beneficial for health


June 29th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): Researchers have found why virgin olive oil is beneficial for health. For a long time, health conscious consumers have known that virgin olive oil is a good choice ... Read more...

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Social status in paper wasps is established early in life


May 20th, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): The road to royalty begins early in paper wasps, a new American research has found.While many social insects have distinct social classes that differ in appearance and ... Read more...

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Scientists unlock genetics of kids’ brain tumour


May 19th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 19 (ANI): An important cancer gene that could lead to more effective drugs being developed to fight pediatric high grade glioma - a disease that currently has a poor prognosis, ... Read more...

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Genetic study sheds light on chronic pain


May 7th, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 7 (ANI): Chronic pain, which often occurs without an apparent cause, may be caused by the inadvertent reprogramming of more than 2,000 genes in the peripheral nervous system, suggests new ... Read more...

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All mammalian genes can be set on pause


April 30th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): All mammalian genes apparently have a layer of control that acts just like the pause button on your DVR, according to new evidence in embryonic stem cells.The researchers ... Read more...

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Boffins develop computational method to uncover gene regulation


April 24th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 24 (ANI): A new computational model to uncover gene regulation, the key to how our body develops - and how it can go wrong, has been developed by researchers.The researchers, ... Read more...

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Walnuts: good for the heart, prostate


March 24th, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 24 (IANS) Walnut consumption slows the growth of prostate cancer in mice and has beneficial effects on multiple genes related to the control of tumour growth and metabolism, researchers have ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Algorithm to separate blood sample into different cell types and detect changes


March 8th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 8 (ANI): A newly software could enable a common laboratory device to virtually separate a whole-blood sample into its different cell types and detect medically important gene-activity changes specific to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists discover genetic link between misery and death


February 25th, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): UCLA researchers have found the genetic link between misery and death.The new study has also discovered a specific genetic variation in some people that apparently disconnects that link, ... Read more...

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Lead exposure linked to ADHD in kids


January 29th, 2010 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): Scientists believe that exposure to lead might be linked to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in kids.They said while genes may account for as much as 70 percent ... Read more...

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Scientists rewire genetic switches


January 27th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 27 (IANS) Researchers have successfully carried out the first rewiring of genetic switches, creating what could be a vital tool for the development of new drugs and even future gene ... Read more...

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First rewire of genetic switches achieved


January 26th, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): A team of scientists from the School of Chemistry and the Manchester Interdisciplinary Biocentre (MIB) at The University of Manchester have for the first time successfully carried out ... Read more...

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New study provides vital clues to cause of mental retardation


January 17th, 2010 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 17 (ANI): A new study conducted on mice has shed light on the cause of mental retardation.Rockefeller University researchers suggest that developing neurons don't just need the right genes to ... Read more...

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Genes work in tandem to regulate early heart development


January 13th, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): In a genetic study, researchers have found that a particular gene, called Gata5, acts in concert with a related gene to regulate early heart development in animals.The study, ... Read more...

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