genetic analysis

Breastfeeding key to keeping infant gut healthy


April 30th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 30 (IANS) Breast-fed babies have healthier gut than formula-fed infants, thanks to the mother's milk, which encouraged beneficial bugs to grow and protect the infants from illness and ... Read more...

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Genes tied to shrinking brain, Alzheimer’s identified


April 16th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 16 (IANS) A quartet of genes, identified in the first ever genetic analysis of more than 9,000 people, may speed shrinkage of a brain region involved in making ... Read more...

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Massaging promotes pain relief, muscle recovery


February 6th, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 6 (IANS) Most athletes would swear by the pain-relieving, muscle recovery-promoting benefits of massaging, which has now been validated by scientific evidence. On the cellular level, massage reduces ... Read more...

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Walnuts reduce breast cancer risk


September 2nd, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 2 (IANS) A modest amount of walnuts in diet knocked off much of the breast cancer risk among mice.Elaine Hardman from Marshall University's School of Medicine, compared the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Some primate mothers kill their own babies


June 9th, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 9 (IANS) Some primate mothers, who cannot raise their infants without help from male group members, commit infanticide when stressed and competing with other females."Infanticide is an extreme ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Gene mutation behind brain size and shape identified


April 29th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
A team of researchers led by the Yale School of Medicine and three other universities conducted a genetic analysis on one Turkish family and two Pakistani families with offspring born with the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Unknown child’ onboard the Titanic identified


April 29th, 2011 - 10:10 am ICT by IANS
London, April 29 (IANS) A little boy previously called the "unknown child", whose body was found among the victims of the Titanic disaster, has finally been identified.A team of American ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Human language may have originated in Africa


April 15th, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 15 (ANI): Wondering where did humanity utter its first words? Sub-Saharan Africa.A new linguistic analysis attempted to rewrite the story of Babel by borrowing from the methods of genetic analysis ... Read more...

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Salient features of India’s tiger census


March 28th, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) India is home to 1,706 tigers, says the latest tiger census released Monday. Here are some salient points related to the exercise undertaken in three ... Read more...

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First whale shark satellite-tagged in India


March 16th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sutrapada (Gujarat), March 16 (IANS) A whale shark has been satellite-tagged for the first time in India as part of research to understand its behaviour, ecological preferences and migration, an ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

How mushrooms evolved alongside humans


March 4th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): A researcher at Oregon State University and her team has published one of the most detailed genetic analyses ever done on morels or mushrooms, to help identify their ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Novel discovery could lead to new stroke therapy


February 18th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): Scientists at Lund University have discovered a substance that opens up the possibility of treatment up to two days after a stroke.The opportunities to treat a stroke have ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Deadly superbugs can come from animal farms too


January 26th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): It's not only hospitals, superbugs could be also coming from our animal farms, suggests a new study.Ludek Zurek and collaborators from Kansas and North Carolina State Universities have ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New genetic variants linked to height identified


December 31st, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 31 (ANI): A new study has identified uncommon and previously unknown genetic variants that determine how tall a person will be.The findings may also provide insight into the genetic architecture ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

AIDS immunity is all in the proteins!


December 27th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 27 (ANI): It is the proteins which help some HIV infected people not end up having AIDS, a new study has suggested.A large-scale genetic analysis has suggested that tiny changes ... Read more...

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Coming soon, do-it-yourself kit for genetic testing


December 26th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
By Himanshu Vatsa New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) A mobile phone-like device will soon rule out a patient's need to visit a pathological lab for detection of genetic disorders and also do away ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Top science news stories of 2010


December 24th, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 24 (ANI): 2010 was a turbulent time for the world in terms of the natural calamities that occurred but it was also a year that hailed major scientific discoveries that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Africa has two, not one, species of elephant


December 22nd, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): A new research has resolved a long-standing debate after confirming that Africa has two-not one-species of elephant.Using genetic analysis, scientists from Harvard, the University of Illinois and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Life discovered in deepest layer of Earth’s crust


November 19th, 2010 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 19 (ANI): Just when you thought we had discovered signs of life everywhere possible on Earth, a new expedition has revealed a complete ecosystem existing in the deepest layer of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New study could lead to systems that target multiple disease pathways


November 2nd, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 2 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Jyvaskyla in Finland have created an animal model that breaks through the limitations of current systems that target single disease pathways.The model ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

HIV’s ancestor much older than previously thought


September 17th, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 17 (ANI): A recent study has found that HIV's ancestor that infect monkeys is thousand of years older than previously thought which implies that HIV is not likely to stop ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gene causing neurodegenerative disease in dogs ‘also generates illness in humans’


August 25th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 25 (ANI): Scientists have identified a gene responsible for a fatal neurodegenerative disease that affects American Staffordshire terriers. This same gene may be responsible for a similar rare, fatal disease ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Muscular dystrophy gene mystery cracked


August 20th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 20 (ANI): Scientists have made a critical advance in determining the cause of a common form of muscular dystrophy known as facioscapulohumeral dystrophy, or FSHD.They have identified a DNA ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Oz scientist discovers world’s rarest coral in Pacific


July 30th, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): An Australian scientist has found what could be the world's rarest coral in the remote North Pacific Ocean.The coral bears a close physical resemblance to the critically endangered ... Read more...

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New advance made in TB research


July 30th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): Existing drugs can potentially target tuberculosis' ability to spread, according to a McGill University researcher."It's a global health disaster waiting to happen, even here in Canada, but this ... Read more...

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Indian-American’s padded resume halts cancer drug trials


July 21st, 2010 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, July 21 (IANS) Researchers have stopped three clinical trials that rely on the work of an Indian-American scientist who allegedly falsely claimed to be a Rhodes scholar on applications ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Tigers relocated in Rajashthan reserves to revive breeding


July 21st, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
By Lokendra SinghJaipur, July 21 (ANI): A genetically compatible male tiger from Ranthambore Tiger reserve has been relocated to the Sariska Tiger reserve in Alwar District, Rajashthan, reviving hopes for tiger breeding ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Riding with the whale sharks in India


July 17th, 2010 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
By Prantick Majumder New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The giant whale shark - a gentle specie of the deep sea about which very little is known - will soon be a tourist attraction ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

New method can help identify genetic disease in record time


June 11th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): For the first time, researchers have proven that it is possible to identify any genetic disease in record time, all thanks to a powerful and reliable exome sequencing ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tibetans have unique genes to survive on heights


May 14th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 14 (IANS) How do Tibetans easily survive at heights where some humans fall critically ill? A new study credits this to 10 unique oxygen processing genes that Tibetans have embraced ... Read more...

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Virgin birth may be sharks’ secret survival strategy


April 30th, 2010 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 30 (ANI): Parthenogenesis - a form of asexual reproduction found in females, where growth and development of embryos occurs without fertilization by a male - may be part of an ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Body lice originated around 190,000 years ago


April 22nd, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 22 (ANI): In a genetic analysis of head and body lice, researchers have concluded that body lice first came on the scene approximately 190,000 years ago.This indicated that people might ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Neanderthals might have interbred with modern humans


April 21st, 2010 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 21 (ANI): Archaic humans such as Neanderthals interbred with the ancestors of modern humans twice, leaving their genes within the DNA of people today, according to a genetic analysis of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Truths About Tutankhamun: Club Foot And Other Disorders


February 17th, 2010 - 9:10 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Feb 17, (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to latest researches, Tutankhamun, one of the most celebrated pharaohs, had died of malaria and also sported a club foot. The genetic researches proved the ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Tigers are more ancient than previously believed


February 13th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 13 (ANI): A genetic analysis has revealed that the tiger began evolving 3.2 million years ago, along with the snow leopard, which means it is more ancient and distinct than ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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