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Gene test may bring safe chemotherapy


March 23rd, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 23 (IANS) Doctors have discovered a way of identifying breast cancer patients likely to suffer life-threatening side effects from chemotherapy, the Daily Mail reported Friday.Their research could eventually ... Read more...

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Found! Gene that make alcoholics relapse!


November 16th, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 16 (IANS) Scientists have identified a particular variant of a gene that plays spoiltsport in people's recovery from alcoholism, besides subjecting them to 10 times higher risk of ... Read more...

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Low body fat no protection against heart risk


June 27th, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 27 (IANS) A lower body fat level may not always lower your risk for heart disease and diabetes, researchers say. Douglas P. Kiel and David Karasik, researchers at ... Read more...

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Heavy beer drinking, gene variant up gastric cancer risk


April 5th, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): A new study has found that heavy beer drinkers who have a specific genetic variant in the cluster of three genes that metabolize alcohol are at significantly higher ... Read more...

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Gene variant that influences chronic kidney disease identified


March 10th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 10 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a single genetic mutation in the CUBN gene that is associated with albuminuria both with and without diabetes.Albuminuria is a condition caused by the leaking ... Read more...

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Genes of the immune system linked to increased risk of mental illness


February 8th, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): A thesis from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, has revealed that genes linked to the immune system can affect healthy people's personality traits as well as the ... Read more...

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Women at higher genetic risk for multiple sclerosis: Study


January 6th, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): A new research has found that women who have multiple sclerosis (MS) are more likely to have a gene associated with multiple sclerosis than men with the disease ... Read more...

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Super-early signs of Alzheimer’s revealed


December 17th, 2010 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): A new study has revealed that people with a known, high risk for Alzheimer's disease develop abnormal brain function even before the appearance of telltale amyloid plaques that ... Read more...

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Good luck at gambling ‘may be in your genes’


December 8th, 2010 - 11:42 am ICT by ANI
London, Dec 8 (ANI): Are you exceptionally lucky when you gamble? A new study suggests that if you are, it may be all down to your genes.The so-called 'warrior gene' (MAOA-L gene ... Read more...

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Researchers find the ‘liberal gene’


October 29th, 2010 - 1:11 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Oct 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Researchers have discovered that a gene called “DRD4” or “the liberal gene” is responsible for particular ideologies. The new work was contained in the journal The ... Read more...

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Gene that predisposes some people to have liberal outlook found


October 28th, 2010 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): A new study has raised the possibility that taking a liberal stand in politics might be the result of carrying a certain gene.The study from the University of ... Read more...

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Why lack of sleep keeps some chirpy while others grumpy


October 26th, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): Ever wondered how some stay perky all day with just a few hours of sleep, while others remain cranky all day? Scientists believe it's all in the genes. ... Read more...

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Why some people feel tipsier than others just after a few drinks


October 20th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a gene variant that is associated with a person's response to alcohol and may help protect one against alcoholism.Researchers from the University of North Carolina ... Read more...

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Evolution made human race more susceptible to diabetes: Study


August 18th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 18 (ANI): Earlier humans with genes that were prone to type-1 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis may have provided them with previously unknown benefits, as a result of which, over the ... Read more...

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Gene variant role in Parkinson’s discovered


August 1st, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 1 (ANI): Scientists in the U.S. have discovered that a tiny, gene-regulating snippet of RNA may play a role in Parkinson's disease.They have shown that a microRNA sequence, which ... Read more...

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Gene that causes Parkinson’s disease identified


July 29th, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) Researchers have found a molecule that causes nerve cell death in the brain, sparking Parkinson's disease, and hope they can soon stop it in its tracks. The discovery ... Read more...

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Birds may boost offspring’s survival through infidelity


July 28th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): A 10-year study has revealed that female birds may increase their offspring's survival through infidelity.The University of East Anglia study has shown that the extra-pair fertilisations can result ... Read more...

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Boffins find first common gene for congenital heart disease


May 27th, 2010 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): A genetic variant on chromosome 5 that strongly raises the risk of congenital heart disease has been found by researchers.Although congenital heart disease represents the most common major ... Read more...

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Treatment for baldness: Australian scientists discover key gene


May 24th, 2010 - 9:04 am ICT by IANS
Melbourne, May 24 (IANS) Australian scientists claim to have discovered a gene responsible for baldness in women which may lead to an effective treatment for hair loss. Researchers at the University of Melbourne ... Read more...

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Baldness in women tied to genes


May 23rd, 2010 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 23 (ANI): A gene variant that apparently causes female baldness has been discovered by researchers.After studying the DNA of almost 500 women who had lost at least 50 per cent ... Read more...

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Why alcohol affects people in very different ways


May 19th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 19 (ANI): Researchers have found the key that could explain why alcohol affects people in different ways-a receptor gene variant.A genetic variant of a receptor in the brain's reward circuitry ... Read more...

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Why some people with HIV develop AIDS and others don’t


May 6th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 6 (ANI): Scientists are a step closer to understanding why some people with HIV develop full-blown AIDS, and others don't.Researchers in Massachusetts and California say that the answer lies in ... Read more...

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Why statins work for some people, but not for all


April 22nd, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 22 (ANI): Scientists at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center have found why statins- popular drugs that lower cholesterol and appear to protect against colorectal cancer development- work for some people, ... Read more...

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Gene variant could protect memory and thinking skills in older people


April 20th, 2010 - 4:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): A gene variant could help protect the memory and thinking skills of older people, according to a new research.For the study, researchers followed 2,858 African-American and Caucasian people ... Read more...

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New Alzheimer’s Gene Recognized


April 15th, 2010 - 7:58 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
April 15, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Investigators have identified a gene variant that almost doubles the danger of building late-onset Alzheimer's disease. This data is in line with a new study.An ... Read more...

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Smokers carrying common gene variants at greater aneurysm risk


February 27th, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): Smokers, who carry common gene variants, are at a greater risk of aneurysm, a medical condition in which a blood vessel in the brain weakens and balloons out, ... Read more...

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Gene variant linked to a form of irregular heartbeat identified


February 22nd, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 22 (ANI): Researchers have identified a common gene variant associated with a form of the irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation.It is a condition in which the upper chambers of the ... 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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Genetic risk factor for Parkinson’s disease identified


January 16th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): Scientists have identified a new genetic risk factor for Parkinson's disease.Researchers involved in the study were from the Institute of Human Genetics of Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen and ... Read more...

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‘Longevity gene’ may help prevent memory decline in elderly


January 13th, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have found a "longevity gene" that may help diminish age-related cognitive decline in elderly.With the new finding, they ... Read more...

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Study links heart failure to gene variant affecting vitamin D activation


December 2nd, 2009 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): Patients with high blood pressure who carry a gene variant that affects an enzyme critical to normal vitamin D activation are twice as likely as those without the ... Read more...

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Potential therapeutic target for stress-induced high BP identified


November 24th, 2009 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): Does your blood pressure increase in stressful situations? Well, then your phosducin gene could be responsible, says a new study.Researchers at the University of Freiburg, Germany, and the ... Read more...

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Genes may determine our ability to empathize


November 18th, 2009 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 18 (ANI): Scientists at Oregon State University have discovered that empathy can be inherited.They say that carriers of certain genes are better able to read people's feelings than others. ... Read more...

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Both genetics and environmental factors determine asthma risk


November 7th, 2009 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 7 (ANI): It's not just genes, environmental exposure too determines if a person would develop asthma, says a leading expert.Dr. Fernando D. Martinez, director of Arizona Respiratory Center, said that ... Read more...

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