genetic abnormality

New way to kill cancer cells discovered


September 18th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) Scientists have figured out a new way to kill cancer cells by disabling a protein known as fortilin, which promotes their unbridled growth.Fortilin does so by ... Read more...

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Grow your own tissue to mend arthritic knees


November 17th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 17 (IANS) Tiny spheres made from a patient's own cells are now being used to treat arthritis - by growing new tissue at the damaged joints.The technology has already ... Read more...

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New discovery paves way for treatment to protect women from IVF dangers


October 3rd, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 3 (ANI): Scientists at Middlesex University have discovered a potentially deadly complication of fertility treatment.The team has identified the genetic abnormality that causes Ovarian Hyper Stimulation Syndrome, which affects ... Read more...

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Premature ejaculation could be passed to men genetically


April 25th, 2010 - 1:50 am ICT by IANS
London, April 25 (IANS) It can leave men feeling like a failure in the bedroom and damage even the strongest marriages. The problem of premature ejaculation has long been linked with psychological ... Read more...

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Gene linked to muscular dystrophy-related vision problems identified


April 21st, 2009 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): University of Illinois scientists have identified a new gene linked to vision loss in common form of muscular dystrophy.Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy, or FSHD, is the world's third most ... Read more...

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Gene discovery may pave way for male contraceptive


April 3rd, 2009 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 3 (ANI): Scientists are concentrating on a newly discovered genetic abnormality, which appears to prevent some men from conceiving children, in order to develop a male contraceptive.While female oral ... Read more...

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Scientists identify genetic abnormality that can increase blood disorders risk


March 16th, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 16 (ANI): For the first time, scientists have identified a common genetic sequence abnormality that can increase the risk of certain blood disorders.Researchers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) ... Read more...

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First designer baby without breast cancer gene due in UK next week


December 20th, 2008 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 20 (ANI): A British woman is due to give birth to a designer baby next week, which has been genetically engineered to be free of an inherited form of ... Read more...

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