gene expression

Exposure to chemical fosters anxiety


September 9th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 9 (IANS) Exposure to the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) early in life tends to foster anxiety by altering gene expression in a brain area which detects and respond ... Read more...

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Research reveals how much of mom, dad are active in us


September 6th, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 6 (IANS) The massive Encyclopaedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE) reveals a human genome infinitely richer and more complex than envisioned even a decade ago, including how much of ... Read more...

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Plastic bottle compound harms several generation


June 17th, 2012 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 17 (IANS) Exposure to low doses of Bisphenol A (BPA), a toxic man-made chemical, during gestation has immediate and long-lasting trans-generational effects on the brain and social behaviour, ... Read more...

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Social ranking can influence genetic functions


April 10th, 2012 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 10 (IANS) A female monkey's higher ranking within her group can alter the functioning of nearly 1,000 genes within mere weeks, also boosting their immune system, says a ... Read more...

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Scientists discover better drugs for sleep problems


April 9th, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 9 (IANS) The discovery of cellular switches in the bio-clock that tells the body when to sleep and metabolise food may lead to new drugs to treat sleep ... Read more...

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Discovery to help minimise drugs’ side-effects


December 21st, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 21 (IANS) A missing link between the body's bio-clock and sugar metabolism may help avoid the serious side-effects of drugs used in treating asthma, allergies and arthritis, reveals ... Read more...

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Adolescence sex comes with health risks later


November 16th, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 16 (IANS) Sex during adolescence saddles one with health risks as adults because the nervous system is still under formation.These findings from a lab animal study, conducted by ... Read more...

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Gene coats different butterfly species in similar patterns


July 24th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 24 (IANS) The presence of similar colour patterns among different species of poisonous butterflies has intrigued scientists for 150 years. How is that they evolved to mimic one ... Read more...

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Worms help study space travel’s impact on astronauts


June 3rd, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 3 (IANS) A space flight by millions of microscopic worms could help overcome the numerous threats posed to human health by space travel.The Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans) have ... Read more...

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Fatty diet during pregnancy programmes baby for diabetes


May 26th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 26 (IANS) A high-fat diet during pregnancy may programme a woman's baby for future diabetes, even if she herself is not obese or diabetic."We found that exposure to ... Read more...

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Low carb, high-fat diet may reverse kidney failure in diabetes


April 21st, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): Researchers have for the first time determined that the ketogenic diet, a specialized high-fat, low carbohydrate diet, may reverse impaired kidney function in people with Type 1 and ... Read more...

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Obesity ‘likely to upset key gene clock in cardiovascular system’


April 12th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 12 (ANI): For the first time, researchers at the Georgia Health Sciences University in Augusta have found that that obesity might shut down a key gene clock that regulates the ... Read more...

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New tool opens alternate door to prostate cancer diagnosis


April 3rd, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 03 (ANI): A new study has suggested that it may not be necessary to look for tumors directly in patients with prostate cancer - analyzing non-tumor tissue may be an ... Read more...

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Cholesterol regulator plays key role in development of liver fibrosis


March 31st, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 31 (ANI): Scientists have found that a key regulator of cholesterol and fat metabolism in the liver also plays an important role in the development of liver fibrosis - the ... Read more...

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Maternal obesity may lead to infertility in the next generation


March 24th, 2011 - 11:31 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): Mother's obesity could lead to infertility in the next generation, according to a new study.Levels of the hormone ghrelin are low in obese women and a recent study ... Read more...

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Liver, not brain, may be source of Alzheimer’s plaques


March 4th, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the plaques associated with Alzheimer's disease start in the liver and not in the brain-completely altering scientists' ideas about the disease.The unexpected ... Read more...

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It’s not clothes, cars or scotch that make a man, but a protein!


March 3rd, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 3 (ANI): A new study finds that what really makes a man is his expression of the lone X chromosome and the activity of a protein complex that gives enzymes ... Read more...

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Why males have a higher incidence of autism than females


February 17th, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): Scientists have found that male and female sex hormones regulate expression of an important gene in neuronal cell culture through a mechanism that could explain not only higher ... Read more...

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Gene linked to major depression identified


February 8th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): A gene that influences how the brain responds to stress may also play a key role in depression, according to a new study.Numerous studies have shown that ... 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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How hormonal and molecular responses to exercise differ by age


January 26th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): A new study has revealed that differences in muscle responses to exercise in older versus younger men also reflect differences on the hormonal, molecular, and gene-expression level.These ... Read more...

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New technique to visualize gene expression in mammalian cells found


January 17th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 17 (ANI): For the first time, scientists have successfully visualized single molecules of naturally occurring messenger RNA (mRNA) transcribed in living mammalian cells.The breakthrough discovery achieved by the Albert Einstein ... Read more...

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Bacteria in the gut help control obesity and inflammation


January 14th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston have discovered that the bacteria living in the intestines may play a far more significant role in weight loss and ... Read more...

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New findings may lead to a novel treatment for obesity


January 12th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): Scientists have added a new twist to the body of evidence suggesting human obesity is due in part to genetic factors.While studying hormone receptors in laboratory mice, researchers ... Read more...

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How the brain’s use of fatty acids is linked to obesity


January 5th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Researchers have established a link between how lipid sensing and metabolism in the brain relate to the regulation of energy balance and body weight.Hong Wang of University ... Read more...

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Clinical trials under way to test anti-obesity compound on humans


January 3rd, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 3 (ANI): Researchers have begun clinical trials to find out how well an anti-obesity compound derived from a Chinese herb works in humans.South Dakota State University researcher Gareth Davies, the ... Read more...

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Longevinex reduces size of heart attack better than resveratrol: Study


December 28th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 28 (ANI): Scientists have found that Longevinex worked better at reducing the size of a heart attack better than resveratrol.The study compared and contrasted the gene-switching pattern for both plain ... Read more...

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Protein involved in melanoma’s development identified


December 24th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 24 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a protein involved in early steps of development of melanoma, the most deadly type of skin cancer.Melanocytes (pigment-producing skin cells) lose the genetic regulatory mechanisms ... 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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Worms provide insights into human biological clock


December 18th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): A new study from University of Nevada, Reno, has found that the circadian clock of the Caenorhabditis elegans worm could provide important insights into the mammalian circadian clock."Circadian ... Read more...

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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...

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Genes ‘regulating obesity’ in men found


November 15th, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): Scientists have found genes that contribute to the risk of obesity in men.A genome-wide linkage scan for high body mass index (BMI) in 3,893 men and 4,445 women ... Read more...

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Scientists move one step closer to vaccine for urinary tract infections


November 13th, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 13 (ANI): A vaccine to prevent urinary tract infections caused by E. coli may one day become a reality, thanks to a new research.Using a genetic technique rarely used to ... 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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Potential new target for diabetes treatment identified


November 3rd, 2010 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 03 (ANI): Researchers have identified a hormone produced and secreted by the liver as a previously unknown cause of insulin resistance.The discovery may be a new target for the treatment ... Read more...

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