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Gene mutation behind brain size and shape identified


April 29th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
A team of researchers led by the Yale School of Medicine and three other universities conducted a genetic analysis on one Turkish family and two Pakistani families with offspring born with the ... Read more...

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Gene that can influence a person’s risk for developing epilepsy identified


April 5th, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): Scientists at Vanderbilt University have discovered a new gene that can influence a person's risk for developing epilepsy.The findings could improve molecular diagnostic tools and point to ... Read more...

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Gene mutation behind onset of acute myeloid leukaemia identified


March 28th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 28 (ANI): Researchers have found the genetic conspirators in the development of acute myeloid leukaemia.Describing how the most common gene mutation found in acute myeloid leukaemia starts the process of ... Read more...

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Missing sugar molecule ‘increases diabetes risk’


February 25th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): Scientists say that an evolutionary gene mutation that occurred in human millions of years ago and our subsequent inability to produce a specific kind of sugar molecule appears ... Read more...

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Potential therapeutic target for schizophrenia identified


February 24th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 24 (ANI): Scientists have identified a gene mutation strongly linked to schizophrenia that may be an important new target for the development of drug therapies.The work was done by ... Read more...

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Study finds gene mutation strongly linked to schizophrenia


February 3rd, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 3 (ANI): A team of scientists has discovered a gene mutation strongly linked to schizophrenia and a signaling pathway that may be treatable with existing compounds."In some ways, this is ... Read more...

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New model paves way for drugs to fight Parkinson’s disease


February 2nd, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): New drugs to combat Parkinson's disease (PD) may soon be available, for researchers have developed a new mammalian model for studying a specific gene mutation commonly found in ... Read more...

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Measles virus plays key role in Paget’s disease of bone


January 15th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): A team of researchers, led by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, have found that a gene from the measles virus plays a key role in the ... Read more...

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How a gene mutation leads to autism


December 17th, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have developed a mouse model to find how a gene mutation leads to autism spectrum disorders (ASDs).They found that when one ... Read more...

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‘Miracle’ blood transplant ‘cures American man of HIV’


December 15th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 15 (ANI): An American man living in Berlin has reportedly been cured of his HIV infection with the help of an unusual blood transplant.The man, in his 40s, had a ... Read more...

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MRI recommended for women with personal history of breast cancer


November 29th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 29 (ANI): A new study has suggested that women with a personal history of breast cancer should consider annual screening with MRI in addition to mammography.The American Cancer Society (ACS) ... Read more...

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Growth defects in patients with cystic fibrosis ‘may start before birth’


November 10th, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): A new study by University of Iowa researchers, using a pig model of cystic fibrosis (CF), has suggested that low levels of a growth promoting hormone at or ... Read more...

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100-million-year-old gene mutation provides snapshot of evolution


October 19th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): Researchers have uncovered a snapshot of evolution in progress, by tracing how a gene mutation over 100 million years ago led flowers to make male and female parts ... Read more...

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Mechanism behind cleft palate development found


September 15th, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 15 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a new mechanism that explains why a certain gene mutation causes craniofrontonasal syndrome (CFNS), a disorder that causes cleft palate and other malformations in the ... Read more...

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California scientists hail ‘penicillin moment’ in cancer treatment


September 15th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 15 (ANI): Scientists in the US have hailed a 'penicillin moment' in cancer treatment after trials of a drug that targets the formation of specific tumours using genetic data.The study ... Read more...

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‘Penicillin’ breakthrough in cancer treatment?


September 15th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 15 (IANS) Scientists have hailed as yet another "penicillin moment" the successful clinical trial of a new drug that could halt or reverse the growth of cancer in the human ... Read more...

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Misfolding neural proteins linked with autism


September 13th, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 13 (ANI): Misfolding and other molecular anomalies in a key brain protein is associated with autism spectrum disorder, international team of scientists, led by researchers at the University of California, ... Read more...

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Misfolded neural proteins linked to autism disorders identified


September 11th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 11 (ANI): Scientists have identified misfolding and other molecular anomalies in a key brain protein due to gene mutation may lead to autism spectrum disorders.An international team, led by researchers ... Read more...

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Drugs rescue fruit flies from Alzheimer’s


July 17th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 17 (ANI): Researchers have successfully prevented age-related cognitive decline in fruit flies with Alzheimer's gene mutation by treating them with drugs such as lithium, or by genetic manipulations that reduced ... Read more...

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What causes metabolic disease?


July 16th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): Researchers have reportedly discovered the gene mutation responsible for a condition in which eye and brain development is severely disrupted in infants.They also suggest a potential remedy that ... 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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Gene mutation that leads to mental retardation in boys identified


July 13th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 13 (ANI): Researchers have found that a subtle mutation affecting the epigenome - a set of dynamic factors that influence gene activity - may lead to an inherited form of ... Read more...

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Why people die from sudden cardiac arrest during sleep


July 7th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): The mystery connected with why people die from sudden cardiac arrest during sleep has been solved by scientists at The University of Manchester.The pioneering research, using detailed computer ... Read more...

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Gene mutation ups blood-clot risk in women taking breast cancer treatment


June 17th, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): A gene mutation can dramatically increase the risk of blood clots in women undergoing breast cancer therapy.In the study, researchers found that women taking tamoxifen for early-stage breast ... Read more...

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1 in 25 people from India carries a gene mutation that causes heart failure


June 9th, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): In India and other south Asian countries, one in 25 people carries a gene mutation that causes heart failure, a new research has found.Loyola University Health System researcher ... Read more...

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Seizure drug could help treat severe genetic liver disease


June 4th, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): According to new research, a drug used in treating seizures can prove effective in treating genetic liver disease - for which many children undergo liver transplantation.The liver scarring ... Read more...

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Blocking DNA repair protein likely to make cancer therapy safer


June 2nd, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): Blocking DNA repair protein could lead to targeted, safer cancer therapy, according to a new American research.The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer ... Read more...

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Novel gene variants behind autism and mental retardation discovered


May 26th, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 26 (ANI): Previously unknown mutations in the SHANK2 gene-partially responsible for linking nerve cells-could cause autism and mental impairment, researchers have found.However, researchers working with Professor Gudrun Rappold, Director of ... Read more...

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Stem cell breakthrough could offer cure for motor neurone disease


May 24th, 2010 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 24 (ANI): Scottish researchers have for the first time created brain cells bearing a deadly genetic mutation linked to motor neurone disease in an Edinburgh laboratory-a breakthrough that could lead ... Read more...

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First drug to demonstrate therapeutic effect in a type of autism identified


May 21st, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): American researchers have identified a drug that improves communication between nerve cells in a mouse model of Phelan-McDermid Syndrome (PMS).Previous research has shown that a gene mutation ... Read more...

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Gene mutation in liver cells to help with drug prescriptions


May 11th, 2010 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 11 (ANI): A tiny gene mutation in human liver cells might help indicate proper dosage for half of all drugs, suggests a new American study.The study has been published online ... Read more...

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Cause of mirror movements identified


April 30th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): The genetic cause of mirror movements-where affected people are unable to move one side of the body without moving the other-has been identified, says a collaborative study.While mirror ... 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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Boffins come closer to understanding how cystic fibrosis causes lung disease


April 29th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 29 (ANI): A new American research has made an advance in scientists' understanding of how cystic fibrosis (CF) causes lung disease in people with the condition.The study by a ... Read more...

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Vitiligo sufferers ‘may have natural skin cancer protection’


April 22nd, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 22 (ANI): People suffering from skin disease vitiligo may have natural resistance against skin cancer, according to a new study.Vitiligo is a condition that leads to pale skin patches that ... Read more...

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