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Gene that increases pancreatic cancer risk identified


December 30th, 2011 - 8:41 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 30 (IANS) A gene that increases the risk of pancreatic cancer has been identified, experts say.Mutations in the ATM gene may increase the hereditary risk for pancreatic cancer, ... Read more...

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Unusual genes behind schizophrenia identified


July 11th, 2011 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 11 (IANS) Scientists have stumbled upon unusual genetic configurations that explain why more schizophrenic patients tend to have them than normal people. 'De novo' mutations are genetic errors ... Read more...

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Scientists complete whole-exome sequencing of skin cancer


April 16th, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 16 (ANI): A team of scientists at the National Institutes of Health has become the first to systematically survey the landscape of the melanoma genome, the DNA code of the ... Read more...

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Personalized cancer medicine now a step closer to reality


April 16th, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): Researchers at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson have come one step closer to personalized cancer medicine.Identifying gene mutations in cancer patients to predict clinical outcome has been ... Read more...

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Gene mutations help leukemia drug fight squamous cell lung cancer


April 4th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 4 (ANI): Researchers have identified a mutation in a gene called DDR2 that may indicate which patients with squamous cell lung cancer will respond to a leukemia drug called dasatinib.According ... Read more...

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Scientists identify new strategy to control antibiotic resistance


March 19th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 19 (ANI): Scientists have taken lessons from Adam Smith and Charles Darwin to devise a new strategy that could one day slow, possibly even prevent, the spread of drug-resistant bacteria.In ... Read more...

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Gene mutations play key role in cause of kidney failure


January 21st, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): A new study has found that mutations in a gene called INF2 are by far the most common cause of a dominantly inherited condition that leads to kidney ... Read more...

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Kidney disease gene linked to debilitating mental disorder


January 5th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 5 (ANI): Oz researchers have found that gene mutations, which cause a rare kidney disease, may also be involved in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).Researchers from the Centenary Institute in Sydney ... Read more...

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Genetic variant ‘triples odds of cocaine abuse’


December 22nd, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): A new study has revealed that nearly one in five whites could carry a genetic variant that substantially increases their odds of being susceptible to severe cocaine abuse.This ... Read more...

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Small molecule may deactivate enemy of cancer-fighting p53


December 8th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): Scientists are conducting a pioneering clinical trial to test the effectiveness in leukemia of a small molecule that shuts down MDM2, a protein that can disable the well-known ... Read more...

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Scientists reveal new clues to origin of diabetes


October 13th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 13 (ANI): Scientists have identified events inside insulin-producing pancreatic cells that set the stage for a neonatal form of non-autoimmune type 1 diabetes, and may play a role in type ... 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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New drug shows promise against ovarian and breast cancer


August 13th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 13 (ANI): An international consortium of researchers has shown that an investigational drug, Olaparib, can reduce the size of tumors in women with advanced hereditary ovarian cancer with BRCA gene ... Read more...

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3 gene mutations hold the key to suicidal behaviour


June 16th, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 16 (ANI): Mutations in three genes could predispose people to suicidal behaviour, found a study study by a team of Spanish researchers at Mount Sinai Hospital and Columbia University in ... Read more...

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New Human Stem Cell Developed By U.S. Reseachers


June 13th, 2010 - 9:01 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez June 13, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new kind of human stem cell has been developed by scientists in United States and the development is likely to play a pivotal role in ... Read more...

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Easy to manipulate human stem cell developed


June 9th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): American researchers have developed a new type of human stem cell that may be easier to manipulate.Researchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Regenerative Medicine (MGH-CRM) and ... Read more...

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Genetic markers could help detect early prostate cancer onset


June 8th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center have found a series of genetic mutations that could help detect early onset of prostate cancer.The study was presented ... Read more...

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Ancestor of all hammerhead sharks appeared about 20 million years ago


May 19th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 19 (ANI): The ancestor of all hammerhead sharks probably appeared abruptly in Earth's oceans about 20 million years ago and was as big as some contemporary hammerheads, according to a ... Read more...

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Two new genes linked to autism


May 3rd, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): Scientists have identified two additional genes that may be associated with autism.Study co-author Ning Lei, a researcher at Princeton University and the Institute for Advanced Studies, said that ... Read more...

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Older women with diabetes at higher colon cancer risk


May 3rd, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): Older women with diabetes face a more than doubled risk for some types of colorectal cancer, according to a new research team.Diabetes has been identified as a colon ... Read more...

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Scientists use zebrafish to study Parkinson’s disease


April 23rd, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington April 23 (ANI): Scientists have recently developed a zebrafish model for Parkinson's disease that can be used for understanding the mechanism underlying its development.The knowledge gained will be helpful for ... Read more...

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New breast and ovarian cancer susceptibility gene identified


April 22nd, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 22 (ANI): Scientists have identified a new gene that increases risk of breast and ovarian cancer.The new discovery was made by the research group of Prof. Alfons Meindl (Klinikum rechts ... Read more...

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Blame your genes for stuttering, speech problems


February 11th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 11 (IANS) Stuttering may be the result of a glitch in the daily process by which cellular components in key regions of the brain are broken down and recycled, says ... Read more...

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First genes for stuttering discovered


February 11th, 2010 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
London, Feb 11 (ANI): Researchers at the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders have identified three genes as a source of stuttering in volunteers in Pakistan, the United States, and ... Read more...

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Gene mutations linked to suicide risk among depressed patients identified


February 2nd, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): A new study has led to the discovery of certain genetic mutations that appear to be associated with the risk of attempting suicide among individuals with depression.The mutations ... Read more...

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Breast cancer test not for all women, say experts


January 16th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): While women are being widely urged to undergo breast cancer screening, experts from the University of Michigan have warned that the test is not appropriate for all women.A ... Read more...

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Go easy on glucose to live long, cancer-free life


December 23rd, 2009 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Reducing caloric intake, specifically in the form of glucose, can extend the life of human cells and speed the death of pre-cancerous cells, a new study has found.This ... Read more...

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Single gene mutations linked to lung disease risk


December 22nd, 2009 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): People with single-gene mutations that cause them to have abnormally low levels of the protein alpha-1 antitrypsin are highly susceptible to emphysema-a progressive lung disease that causes severe ... Read more...

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Mutations in breast cancer gene linked to infertility


December 19th, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 19 (ANI): A new study from New York Medical College has found a possible link between a breast cancer gene and infertility.Lead researcher Dr Kutluk Oktay, professor of obstetrics and ... Read more...

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How chromosomal errors can cause cancer


December 8th, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): A new study has proved changes in the number of whole chromosomes, called aneuploidy, can cause cancer.Almost all human cancers have an abnormal number of chromosomes. Therefore, it ... Read more...

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Rare brain disorder which causes dementia is genetic


November 5th, 2009 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 5 (IANS) New research shows that a rare brain disorder that causes early dementia is highly hereditary. The brain disorder called frontotemporal dementia destroys parts of the brain, leading to ... Read more...

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Scientists watch evolution unfold in a bottle


October 19th, 2009 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) Scientists now have physical proof of how species evolve and the fittest survive, after a 21-year study in which they documented the evolution of single-celled E. coli bacteria ... Read more...

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How plants prevent their genes from going haywire


September 11th, 2009 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 11 (ANI): A new study, by researchers at the Universite de Montreal in Canada, has found a key mechanism that enables plants to keep dangerous gene alterations in check to ... Read more...

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Now, a computational method to detect top genetic cancer suspects


September 2nd, 2009 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 2 (ANI): Johns Hopkins engineers have come up with a new computational method that can help scientists to sift through hundreds of genetic mutations to highlight the DNA changes that ... Read more...

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