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Childhood obesity genes identified


April 12th, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 12 (IANS) Scientists have identified at least two new gene variants that increase the chances of common childhood obesity.The meta-analysis included 14 different research groups, including that from ... Read more...

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Genes identified for childhood obesity


April 10th, 2012 - 5:22 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 10 (IANS) Two gene variants that increase the risk of common childhood obesity have been identified by researchers.Although factors such as food choices and sedentary habits contribute to ... Read more...

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Two gene variants in dengue identified


October 18th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 18 (IANS) Researchers have identified two genetic variants that increase chances of your being infected with severe dengue and some people's genetic make-up predisposes them to the infection. ... Read more...

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Genetic clues to prevent Alzheimer’s discovered


April 4th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 4 (IANS) The discovery of five genetic links to Alzheimer's disease potentially opens newer ways of treating the condition.The discoveries mean a total of 10 genes are now ... Read more...

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Gene variations linked to type 2 diabetes


March 2nd, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 2 (ANI): A new study has found that certain variations of the gene HMGA1 are associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus for individuals of white European descent.Type 2 diabetes mellitus ... Read more...

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Our willingness to listen to music is a biological trait


February 26th, 2011 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): In a new study, researchers have examined the biological basis of listening to music.In the study of University of Helsinki and Sibelius-Academy, Helsinki, 31 Finnish families with 437 ... Read more...

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Genetic sequencing alone ‘is not enough’ to understand human disease


January 24th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 24 (ANI): Genetic sequencing alone doesn't offer a true picture of human disease, say researchers at Duke University Medical Center.They have shown that functional tests are absolutely necessary to ... Read more...

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Biological changes in depressed patients


November 30th, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): A new research has found inflammation in the brain as a strong contributory factor to depression.This is a new theory that challenges the prevalent view that depression ... Read more...

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New genomic technique sheds light on obesity gene variants


November 30th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): A new study has identified DNA variants in two nervous system genes that are associated with an excessively high BMI.Kelly Frazer and colleagues from UC San Diego, Scripps ... Read more...

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Pregnant mums using paracetamol ‘may up risk of childhood asthma’


November 11th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): Team of UK scientists has found an evidence suggesting that the risk of childhood asthma associated with prenatal paracetamol exposure may depend on antioxidant genes in the mother.Led ... Read more...

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Scientists discover risk gene for severe heart disease


October 22nd, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): Researchers have identified a common variant of the cardiovascular heat shock protein gene, HSPB7, which was found to increase risk for dilated cardiomyopathy by almost 50pc.Klaus Stark ... Read more...

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Activity of gene in the brain depends on genetic background


October 20th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): A new study has revealed that same genes have different activity patterns in the brain in individuals with different genetic backgrounds.These findings from researchers at the Allen ... Read more...

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Genes that make people tall or short identified


September 30th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 30 (ANI): An international team of scientists have found that a seemingly simple inherited trait - height - springs from hundreds of genetic causes.The study identified hundreds of gene variants ... Read more...

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How breast cancer drug causes arthritis in some women


September 28th, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 28 (ANI): Researchers at Mayo Clinic have discovered genetic variants that lead to severe arthritis for a subset of women when taking aromatase inhibitors to treat their breast cancer.This ... Read more...

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Academic performance in adolescence linked to gene variants


September 3rd, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 03 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the academic performance of adolescents will suffer in at least one of four key subjects -- English, math, science, history -- if ... Read more...

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Exposure to fungus in homes may cause severe asthma attacks in some


June 24th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 23 (ANI): Researchers have found that exposure to high levels of fungus may increase the risk of severe asthma attacks among people with certain chitinase gene variants."We found that the ... Read more...

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Defects in immune system enzyme ‘raise arthritis, diabetes risk’


June 17th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 17 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that rare variants in the gene coding an enzyme that controls the activity of a key immune cell occur more frequently in individuals with autoimmune ... Read more...

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Bad genes an easy excuse for poor health


June 10th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 10 (IANS) People find it easier to blame bad genes for poor health rather than taking the initiative to change their lifestyle. And this comes despite knowing that genes are ... Read more...

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Four gene variants that affect vitamin D levels identified


June 10th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 10 (ANI): Scientists have traced four common gene variants linked with blood levels of vitamin D and with an increased risk of vitamin D deficiency.An international research consortium-SUNLIGHT- involving investigators ... Read more...

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At-risk adults tend to blame genes for ill-health than change lifestyle


June 9th, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): People, who are more at risk of disease, are more likely to give too much importance to genetic causes of disease than change their lifestyle, according to researchers. ... 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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New method to save eyesight loss


May 4th, 2010 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 4 (ANI): A scientist duo has found a way to boost the nutritional value of corn-a feat that could reduce the number of children in developing countries who lose their ... 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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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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New risk factor for second-most-common cause of early dementia onset found


February 16th, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 16 (ANI): American researchers have found a new risk factor for second-most-common form of early-onset dementia after Alzheimer's.Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the Children's Hospital ... Read more...

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Scientists find gene that makes some birds more curious than others


February 10th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Scientists, in a new research, have found that some great tit populations are more curious than others because they have a gene related to individual variation in exploratory ... Read more...

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Gene variation protects some survivors of sexual abuse against alcohol


February 3rd, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): In a new study, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found that some adults sexually abused as children - and therefore at high risk ... Read more...

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Genetic discovery offers hope for diabetics


January 18th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 18 (ANI): An international team of researchers have identified 13 new genetic variants that appear to play a vital role in insulin and glucose regulation.Five of these genes have also ... Read more...

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Genetic variants linked to disturbances in lipid metabolism identified


December 29th, 2009 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 29 (ANI): Scientists from Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen claim to have identified certain genetic variants that appear to be linked to disturbances in the lipid metabolism.Some of these common human gene ... Read more...

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Gene linked to childhood asthma identified


December 24th, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 24 (ANI): Researchers have identified a gene linked to childhood asthma, a finding that may be instrumental in developing new treatments for common respiratory disease.The team led by Hakon Hakonarson, ... Read more...

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Fatty food ‘weakens immune system’


December 9th, 2009 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): A new study has confirmed that fatty food is injurious to one's health and could also weaken the immune system.A thesis from the Sahlgrenska Academy reveals, mice fed ... Read more...

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Type 2 diabetes gene linked to childhood obesity


December 8th, 2009 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): Researchers from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have revealed that a gene known to cause type 2 diabetes has been ... 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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Gene variant linked to glaucoma identified


September 22nd, 2009 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 22 (ANI): Researchers have discovered gene variants for glaucoma.The international team, led by researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the National Eye Institute, claims ... 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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