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5 more genes behind Alzheimer’s disease risk identified


April 4th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 04 (ANI): A consortium of Alzheimer's researchers, including a team from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, has identified five more new genes that when present add to risk of developing ... Read more...

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Gene discovery could shed light on foetal, childhood growth retardation


March 6th, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 6 (ANI): A new discovery University of Montreal researchers could improve our understanding of many disorders such as foetal and childhood growth retardation, abnormal development of body parts and cancer.By ... Read more...

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Oz scientists’ defective gene discovery solves colorectal cancer mystery


January 17th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 17 (ANI): Australian scientists have discovered a 'defective' gene that may solve the age old mystery of why some colorectal cancer patients respond very well to radiotherapy but others not ... Read more...

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Gene discovery could lead to healthier food, better biofuel production


November 23rd, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 23 (ANI): Purdue University scientists have found the gene that is responsible for the production of the amino acid phenylalanine.This discovery could lead to processes to control the amino acid ... Read more...

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Gene discovery supports handedness, language-related disorders link


November 5th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 5 (ANI): Scientists have identified a genetic variant, which influences whether a person with dyslexia is more skilled with either the left or right hand.The finding identifies a novel ... Read more...

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Chromosomal break leads to puberty gene discovery


October 1st, 2010 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): A break in two chromosomes has given scientists a break in finding a new gene involved in puberty, according to a new study.The study has also helped clear ... Read more...

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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...

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Gene discovery offers hope of screening test for bone disease


May 3rd, 2010 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 3 (ANI): An international team of scientists, led by the University of Edinburgh, has identified three genes linked to the development of Paget's disease, a painful bone condition.The researchers believe ... Read more...

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Gene discovery to pave way for new soybean plants


April 28th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 28 (ANI): A Purdue University scientist has discovered a new soybean gene paving the way for the development of new varieties of the legume.Jianxin Ma (Jen-Shin Ma), an assistant professor ... Read more...

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Gene discovery may offer blindness cure


February 12th, 2010 - 11:00 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): Researchers have uncovered a new gene that could help save the sight of patients with a type of inherited blindness.In the study, the international research team led by ... Read more...

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Gene discovery could guide future breast cancer treatment choices


January 25th, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 25 (ANI): Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have discovered a genetic signature that may help identify patients at high risk of breast cancer recurrence despite been treated with chemotherapy drugs.According ... Read more...

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Gene discovery sheds light on a critical protein’s function in hearing


August 22nd, 2009 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 22 (ANI): Scientists have identified a new protein that protects sensory cells in the ear.University of Iowa researchers, who carried out this work with collaborators from Kansas State ... Read more...

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Gene discovery may pave way for male contraceptive


April 3rd, 2009 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 3 (ANI): Scientists are concentrating on a newly discovered genetic abnormality, which appears to prevent some men from conceiving children, in order to develop a male contraceptive.While female oral ... Read more...

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Master gene behind blood vessel development identified


February 5th, 2009 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): In a breakthrough study, researchers from University of Minnesota have identified the master gene behind blood vessel development.They hope that the new discovery will lead to improve ... Read more...

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Gene discovery opens doors for cigarettes sans nicotine


January 21st, 2009 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 21 (ANI): Taking a major step towards creating nicotine-free cigarettes, Japanese scientists have uncovered a gene that controls nicotine transportation from the roots of tobacco plants to their leaves.After ... Read more...

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Gene discovery may offer blindness cure


October 8th, 2008 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 8 (ANI): A gene called, SERPING1, has been identified to play a major role in age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most common cause of blindness in developed countries.The finding ... Read more...

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Gene discovery may help in treatment of life-threatening tumours


April 17th, 2008 - 1:40 pm ICT by admin
London , Apr 17 (ANI): While investigating how blood vessel growth keeps cancers alive, researchers at Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR) have made a key discovery that may boost ... Read more...

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New plant gene discovery may lead to drought-tolerant crops


February 28th, 2008 - 1:30 pm ICT by admin
London, February 28 (ANI): Finnish and American scientists have identified a gene which is key to the regulation of carbon dioxide uptake for photosynthesis and water evaporation in plants, a discovery that ... Read more...

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Facebook-like networking technique to make gene discovery easier


January 30th, 2008 - 1:50 pm ICT by admin
London , Jan 30 (ANI): Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a potent gene-networking model for easy identification of disease-causing genes.The researchers used this gene network technique to ... Read more...

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