gene regulation

New discovery holds promise for liver cancer treatment


March 23rd, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 23 (ANI): Researchers have discovered a novel mechanism in gene regulation that contributes to the development of a form of liver cancer called hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).Currently, there is virtually no ... Read more...

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How ovarian cancer resists chemotherapy


March 3rd, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Scientists at York University have uncovered a genetic process that may allow ovarian cancer to resist chemotherapy.They studied a tiny strand of our genetic makeup known as a ... Read more...

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Gene makes ovarian cancer resistant to chemotherapy


March 3rd, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 3 (IANS) Researchers have zeroed in on a genetic process that may explain why ovarian cancer is resistant to chemotherapy.They studied a tiny strand of the genetic makeup ... Read more...

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How stressed cells boost production of key blood clotting factor


February 5th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 04 (ANI): Scientists have found how stressed cells boost the production of the key blood clotting factor, thrombin.The discovery was made by scientists at the Molecular Medicine Partnership Unit (MMPU), ... Read more...

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Why men are at greater risk than women for gum disease


October 27th, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 27 (ANI): University of Maryland Dental School researchers have indicated that sex hormones may be the biological reason why men are at greater risk than women for destructive periodontitis, an ... Read more...

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Genes X-ray brings ‘personalized medicine’ closer to reality


October 8th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): Scientists have taken a step ahead in 'personalized medicine' with a machine that reads the human genome and its expression.The personal genetic characteristics of individuals and populations can ... Read more...

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Genetic variant linked to TB susceptibility in Africans identified


August 9th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 9 (ANI): Using a technique known as a genome-wide association (GWA) study, scientists have identified a genetic variant which increases susceptibility to tuberculosis (TB) in African populations.This is the ... Read more...

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‘Runaway’ development could compromise function of the aging brain


July 20th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 20 (ANI): "Runaway" development in the brain is a potentially significant factor in age-related loss of function, found a new study.Researchers have now identified a gene regulatory link between changes ... Read more...

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New discovery may explain how certain cancers develop


May 28th, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): A new discovery made by a Florida State University College of Medicine researcher may help explain how certain cancers develop.Yoichi Kato, an assistant professor in the Department of ... Read more...

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Key step for regulating embryonic development discovered


April 23rd, 2010 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): Researchers have identified a mechanism that turns developmental genes off and on as an embryo matures.Dr. Edward T.H. Yeh at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer ... Read more...

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Protein inhibits aging in fruit flies


March 5th, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 5 (ANI): Scientists in the US have identified a protein called Sestrin that serves as a natural inhibitor of aging and age-related pathologies in fruit flies.Researchers at the University of ... Read more...

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Heart patient’s own skin cells may soon repair damaged cardiac tissue


March 3rd, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Thanks to a pioneering stem cell research, it may soon be possible to turn ordinary human skin cells into early-stage heart cells, claims a scientist.The new technique for ... Read more...

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Age-associated defects in schizophrenia identified


March 2nd, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): In a report, scientists have claimed that a powerful gene network analysis has revealed surprising new insights into how gene regulation and age play a role in schizophrenia.The ... Read more...

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Novel way to disarm cancer protein identified


November 13th, 2009 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 13 (ANI): Scientists at US Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have discovered a novel way to disarm a protein thought to play a key role in leukaemia and other cancers.The protein in ... Read more...

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Indian-origin scientist about to unlock the mystery behind the origin of many diseases


August 1st, 2009 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 1 (ANI): An Indian-origin professor at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering may be very close to unravelling the mystery behind the origin of many diseases, such ... Read more...

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”Junk DNA does hold value in gene regulation


October 17th, 2008 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 17 (ANI): Junk DNA, or repetitive DNA segments previously thought to have no function, have now been found to create exons, which could play an important role in gene ... Read more...

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How gut bacteria can cause colon cancer


September 22nd, 2008 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 22 (ANI): American scientists claim to have uncovered how a common gut bacterium causes colon cancer.The researchers have found that a molecule produced by common gut bacteria Enterococcus faecalis ... Read more...

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New finding may pave way for improved diabetes treatment


July 2nd, 2008 - 11:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): A new study is shedding light on processes that determine the release of the blood sugar-lowering hormone insulin, thereby acting as a potential target for developing improved ... Read more...

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Why we cant seem to forget traumatic events


May 12th, 2008 - 1:12 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 12 (ANI): Emotional memories of a traumatic episode in life often persist in our minds. Now, researchers from Switzerland claim that they have identified the molecular bases behind these ... Read more...

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Platypus genome provides clues that may impact human disease prevention


May 8th, 2008 - 3:01 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 8 (ANI): An international consortium of scientists has, for the first time, analysed the genome of the platypusa mammal that has a beak and feet like a duck, lays ... Read more...

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Scientists discover novel process behind heart muscle contraction


April 10th, 2008 - 12:54 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Apr 10 (ANI): A research team, led by an Indian-origin researcher, has provided new understanding of how heart muscle functions, by discovering the previously unknown role of two enzymes ... Read more...

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