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Scientists find genes that make you skinny


September 1st, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 1 (IANS) Truly blessed are those who always stay skinny no matter what or how many times they eat -- thanks to their genes. A new study says ... Read more...

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Scientists identify gene behind rare brain disorder


May 9th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 9 (IANS) Scientist have identified the gene responsible for Kufs disease -- a rare but fatal hereditary brain disorder, usually identified in early adulthood. Kufs is activated by ... Read more...

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New genetic cause of neurodegeneration identified


May 2nd, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 02 (ANI): Two mutations responsible for a devastating neurological condition they first identified 15 years ago have been discovered by Mayo Clinic researchers.The researchers said their study has revealed a ... Read more...

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Scientists discover gene that causes severe osteoporosis disorder


March 7th, 2011 - 10:55 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 7 (ANI): Scientists at King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas' have discovered the gene that is responsible for severe osteoporosis disorder.The study gives vital insight into possible causes ... Read more...

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Retrovirus could be responsible for Lou Gherig’s disease: Study


March 3rd, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Johns Hopkins scientists say that a retrovirus, which inserted itself into the human genome thousands of years ago, may be responsible for some cases of the neurodegenerative disease ... Read more...

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New model paves way for drugs to fight Parkinson’s disease


February 2nd, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): New drugs to combat Parkinson's disease (PD) may soon be available, for researchers have developed a new mammalian model for studying a specific gene mutation commonly found in ... Read more...

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Study solves 35-yr-old medical mystery using genetics


January 29th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): A team of researchers has finally found the answer to a decades-long medical mystery that started in 1976.Adolfo Pampena was diagnosed with occurrence of multiple tumours in his ... Read more...

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Test providing new pathway for identifying obesity, diabetes drugs developed


September 17th, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 17 (ANI): Researchers at The Scripps Research Institute have developed a new molecular test that will allow researchers to look for potential drugs targeting a human metabolic enzyme believed to ... Read more...

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New genetic marker of ovarian cancer risk discovered


July 21st, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): Scientists from the Yale University have discovered a new genetic marker that can help in predicting the risk of developing the fatal and hard to detect ovarian cancer.The ... Read more...

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Seizure drug could help treat severe genetic liver disease


June 4th, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): According to new research, a drug used in treating seizures can prove effective in treating genetic liver disease - for which many children undergo liver transplantation.The liver scarring ... Read more...

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Cause of mirror movements identified


April 30th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): The genetic cause of mirror movements-where affected people are unable to move one side of the body without moving the other-has been identified, says a collaborative study.While mirror ... Read more...

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Scientists discover gene for devastating kidney disease


December 23rd, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 23 (ANI): An important genetic cause of a devastating kidney disease that is the second leading cause of kidney failure in children has been identified, say researchers from Children's Hospital ... Read more...

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Drug candidate for treating spinal muscular atrophy identified


November 5th, 2009 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 5 (ANI): Scientists have identified a chemical cousin of the common antibiotic tetracycline that might be useful in treating spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a currently incurable disease that is the ... Read more...

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Wiener dog’s stubby legs may hold clue to human dwarfism and evolution


July 25th, 2009 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 25 (ANI): A new research has determined that the wiener dog's stubby little legs hold a clue to both human dwarfism and evolution as a whole.The key is in ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover malfunctioning gene behind gout


June 19th, 2009 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19 (ANI): Johns Hopkins scientists have found that a malfunctioning gene they helped uncover last year can lead to high concentrations of blood urate that forms crystals in joint tissue ... Read more...

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Genetic cause of fetal alcohol-related developmental disorders identified


June 11th, 2009 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): Alcohol consumption during pregnancy interferes with the genetic processes that control thyroid hormone levels in the fetal brain, thus leading to neurodevelopmental disorders, say researchers.Fetal alcohol exposure-even from ... Read more...

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Foreign accent syndrome may lie in the ears of the listeners


June 4th, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 4 (ANI): While foreign accent syndrome (FAS) has been linked to damage in certain brain areas of the person sounding foreign, scientists now say that this condition may lie in ... Read more...

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If you lack staying power in bed, blame it on genes


May 28th, 2009 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 28 (IANS) Premature ejaculation is genetic, says a new study. Researchers from Turku, Finland, interviewed more than 3,000 men, all pairs of male twins and their older or younger brothers, about ... Read more...

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Premature ejaculation may be a genetic disorder


May 28th, 2009 - 11:07 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): A Finnish study suggests that premature ejaculation may be a genetic disorder.Researchers from Turku came to this conclusion after interviewing more than three thousand men-all pairs of male ... Read more...

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New congenital neutropenia syndrome and genetic mutation behind it found


January 4th, 2009 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
London, January 4 (ANI): An international team of scientists has discovered a new syndrome associated with severe congenital neutropenia (SCN), a rare disorder in which children lack sufficient infection-fighting white cells. The ... Read more...

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Study casts light on toxicity mechanism behind Parkinson’’s disease


January 2nd, 2009 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 2 (ANI): Scientists at Emory University School of Medicine have announced the identification of a mechanism behind the development of clumps of aggregated proteins inside cells, a hallmark of ... Read more...

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Scientists recreate hallmarks a genetic disorder in lab


December 22nd, 2008 - 11:23 am ICT by ANI
London, December 22 (ANI): University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have successfully recreated the hallmarks of a genetic disorder in their lab, using stem cells derived from a patient. The researchers claim that their ... Read more...

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Blame your genes for post-natal depression


November 3rd, 2008 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 3 (ANI): The most acute form of post-natal depression might be linked to genes, says researchers.The study led by Cardiff University, Birmingham University and Trinity College, Dublin suggests that ... Read more...

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Scientists discover gene that protects against bacterial attack


October 29th, 2008 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): A Dutch researcher has unravelled a genetic defence mechanism that combats the lethal bacteria Burkholderia pseudomallea bacterium suitable for bioweapons.The research by Joost Wiersinga from AMC ... Read more...

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Researchers find clue to genetic cause of fatal birth defect


October 10th, 2008 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 10 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine have found that a novel enzyme may play a significant role in anencephaly a rare fatal ... Read more...

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Genes determine the black sheep of the family


July 11th, 2008 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 11 (ANI): Scientists at the CSIRO Queensland Bioscience Precinct in Australia have identified the genetic basis for the black, and white, coat color in a breed of domestic sheep.In ... Read more...

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Plant molecules may have beneficial effect on Alzheimer’s disease


May 8th, 2008 - 1:16 pm ICT by admin
Washington , May 8 (ANI): Researchers at the University of South Florida and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center have found that two molecules luteolin and diosmin found in some plants may have a ... Read more...

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First sex chromosome gene involved in meiosis, male infertility identified


March 15th, 2008 - 1:38 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Mar 15 (ANI): In a study on mice, veterinary researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have discovered an X chromosome gene, TEX11, which, if disrupted, may render males sterile ... Read more...

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Gene that may hold Fragile X retardation syndrome cure identified


December 20th, 2007 - 1:53 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 20 (ANI): A team of researchers including an India scientist have considerably reduced a wide range of abnormalities due to fragile X syndrome in mice by altering only a single ... Read more...

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