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Bad driver? Then blame your genes


October 29th, 2009 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 29 (IANS) Bad drivers may in part have their genes to blame, suggests a new study. According to University of Irvine scientists, people with a particular gene variant performed more than ... Read more...

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Blame genetics for people with bad driving skills


October 29th, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): Next time you encounter a rash driver on road, don't go berserk and start abusing - rather blame their genes for the bad driving skills, says a new ... Read more...

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Researchers identify gene that causes severe anaemia


October 13th, 2009 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 13 (IANS) Researchers have identified a gene variant linked to a severe form of anaemia which may improve our understanding of iron metabolism, says a new study. A new variant ... Read more...

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Human stress genes send monkeys on a booze binge


August 18th, 2009 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 18 (ANI): Researchers have identified a gene variant which causes some macaque monkeys to drink more alcohol in experiments.Reporting in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), the ... Read more...

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New analytical method to detect genetic causes of complex diseases


August 7th, 2009 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 7 (ANI): Computational biologists at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a new analytical technique to detect the genetic causes behind complex disease syndromes like diabetes, asthma and cancer, which are ... Read more...

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Diabetes gene predisposes kids to have lower birth weight


July 30th, 2009 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): A gene previously shown to be involved in the development of type 2 diabetes also predisposes children to having a lower birth weight, a new study has found.The ... Read more...

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Gene variant linked to higher risk of common type of blood cancer


July 21st, 2009 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 21 (ANI): Scientists in California and Arizona have identified a gene variant that that they say nearly doubles the risk of a common type of blood cancer.Researchers at the University ... Read more...

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Why sleep deprivation affects some people more than others


June 25th, 2009 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): Conducting a new imaging research, scientists have explained why sleep deprivation affects some people more than others.Researchers observed that people who are genetically vulnerable to sleep loss ... Read more...

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Gene variant puts boys at higher risk of severe autism


May 20th, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 20 (IANS) The most severe form of autism targets boys four times more often than girls, thanks to a gene variant called CACNA1G. A variant is a gene that has ... Read more...

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Gene variant for autism discovered


April 29th, 2009 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 29 (ANI): In the world's largest DNA scan for autism, US scientists have uncovered a new gene variant, called CDH10, which is highly common in children suffering from the disorder.In ... Read more...

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Progressive hearing loss in humans and mice linked to microRNA mutation


April 13th, 2009 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): By conducting parallel studies in human and mouse, two groups of scientists have found that a new kind of gene, called a microRNA, is linked with progressive hearing ... Read more...

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Gene linked to inflammatory skin disease identified


April 7th, 2009 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 7 (ANI): Scientists have identified a new genetic variant associated with an increased risk of atopic dermatitis, a chronic inflammatory skin disease that typically affects the large flexures such as ... Read more...

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Gene variant associated with both autism and gastrointestinal dysfunction identified


March 2nd, 2009 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 3 (ANI): A specific gene variant that links increased genetic risk for autism with gastrointestinal (GI) conditions has been identified by scientists at the University of Southern California (USC) ... Read more...

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Migraine, stroke and heart attacks may be genetically linked


February 17th, 2009 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 17 (ANI): A group of American scientists have set out to determine whether a gene variant may affect the link between migraine and stroke or heart attacks. Dr. Markus Schurks, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Vitamin D deficiency linked to multiple sclerosis susceptibility ”gene”


February 6th, 2009 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 6 (ANI): A group of scientists have shown that a direct interaction between vitamin D and a common genetic variant alters the risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS), the ... Read more...

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Gene behind early brain cancer onset identified


January 27th, 2009 - 11:44 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): French researchers have identified a gene variant that may increase the risk of developing brain cancer at a young age.The study has been published in the January ... Read more...

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Presence of gene variant helps protect against scaly skin patches


January 26th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Jan 26 (IANS) Researchers have identified a gene variant that helps protect against psoriasis, a chronic skin disease characterised by red scaly patches.Researchers led by Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) associate ... Read more...

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Why some people become fat and others don”t


January 19th, 2009 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 19 (ANI): Researchers at Imperial College London, the French National Research Institute CNRS and other international institutions have discovered three new genetic variations that increase the risk of obesity, ... Read more...

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High-fat diet fights off beneficial gene variant


January 7th, 2009 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): A gene variant, earlier known to protect people against weight gain and insulin resistance, could have an opposite effect in people who eat a high-fat diet and ... Read more...

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Gene variant linked to high blood pressure identified


December 30th, 2008 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 30 (Xinhua) Researchers at the US University of Maryland School of Medicine have identified a common gene variant that appears to influence risk of developing high blood pressure. The STK39 ... Read more...

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Gene linked to high blood pressure identified


December 30th, 2008 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 30 (ANI): A common gene variant that appears to influence people''s risk of developing high blood pressure has been identified by researchers at the University of Maryland School of ... Read more...

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Gene mutation that appears to prevent heart disease identified


December 12th, 2008 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 12 (ANI): A team of scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore has identified a novel gene mutation among the Old Order Amish population that ... Read more...

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Gene behind relapse among smokers identified


December 10th, 2008 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 10 (ANI): New medications to treat nicotine addiction may soon be identified, thanks to researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine who may have found a way ... Read more...

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Gene behind body clock linked to increased diabetes risk


December 8th, 2008 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 8 (ANI): An international team of researchers have identified a new gene involved in regulating a persons body clock which may be linked to increased risk of type 2 ... Read more...

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Gene behind cocaine addiction identified


November 11th, 2008 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 11 (ANI): Researchers at the Institute of Mental Health in Mannheim, Germany have discovered a gene that increases the chances of becoming addicted to cocaine.According to the boffins, the ... Read more...

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Good genes behaving badly behind type-1 diabetes


October 31st, 2008 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 31 (ANI): Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine say that scientists looking for genetic variants responsible for triggering early-onset diabetes, also known as type-1 diabetes, may be ... Read more...

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Gene variant turns Caucasian men bald


October 13th, 2008 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 13 (IANS) Researchers have identified two genetic variants in Caucasians that increases the risk of baldness sevenfold among males, according to a study. About a third of all men are ... Read more...

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Gene variant that causes fatal heart rhythm disorder identified


October 8th, 2008 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Iowa and colleagues in France have identified a gene variant that causes a potentially fatal human heart rhythm disorder called sinus node ... Read more...

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Individuals with specific gene variant at higher fatty liver risk


September 26th, 2008 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 26 (ANI): Researchers at UT South-western Medical Centre have revealed that individuals who carry a specific form of the gene are at an increased risk of developing fatty liver ... Read more...

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Role of gene involved in childhood asthma differs among US, Afro-Americans kids


September 16th, 2008 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 16 (ANI): A gene variant responsible for increasing the risk of childhood asthma in European children acts the same way in white American kids, but not in African American ... Read more...

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Gene behind male bonding with partners identified


September 4th, 2008 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 4 (ANI): A gene variant for one of the receptors for the hormone vasopressin in voles, is also associated with how human males bond with their partners, according to ... Read more...

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Terror gene that can make you laugh too


August 11th, 2008 - 10:59 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) When watching the "Exorcist" did you scream in terror at scenes of spinning heads or did you laugh it off? Depends on which version of the anxiety gene ... Read more...

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Connections between genetics, brain activity, and preference found


August 7th, 2008 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 7 (ANI): Experts at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have established connections between genetics, brain activity, and preference. The researchers say that they brain imaging, genetics and experimental psychology techniques ... Read more...

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New gene mutation implicated in lupus


August 2nd, 2008 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 2 (ANI): Scientists at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation have identified a gene mutation that may cause the immune system to remain active even after fighting an infection, and ... Read more...

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Gene exposes women with migraine to increased cardiac risk


July 31st, 2008 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 31 (IANS) Women with migraine seem to be at a greater risk of heart disease and stroke if they possess a certain gene, according to a new study. Researchers followed ... Read more...

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