genetic causes

A quicker way of detecting hearing loss


October 7th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Oct 7 (IANS) A low cost gene-based technology will detect hearing loss more quickly and cheaply than existing methods.Karen Avraham, professor at the Tel Aviv University's Sackler Faculty ... Read more...

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Genes causing arthritis isolated


July 12th, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 12 (IANS) In a breakthrough that could pave the way for better treatment of patients suffering from a painful form of arthritis, which fuses bones in the spine ... Read more...

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Endometrial cancer gene identified


April 18th, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 18 (ANI): Researchers from the Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR) and the University of Cambridge have identified an area of the genome that increases the risk of developing endometrial ... Read more...

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Nasal stem cells could tackle childhood hearing problems


February 10th, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Patients suffering from hearing problems, which began during infancy and childhood, could benefit from a transplant of stem cells from their nose, scientists in Australia have found.The research ... Read more...

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29 genome regions linked to common form of inflammatory bowel disease


February 7th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 7 (ANI): Researchers have linked 29 genome regions with ulcerative colitis - a common form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).The new findings support the theory that an overactive immune ... Read more...

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Book Introduced To Deal With Prader Willi Syndrome


January 27th, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Jan 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) For several years, Urs Eiholzer has been engaging himself in rigorous study on Prader Willi Syndrome (PWS). After writing several articles based on scientific approaches, he ... Read more...

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ADHD and reading disability have common genetic influences


December 9th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): A new study has revealed how Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and developmental reading disability (RD) in children frequently occur together.If a child is experiencing trouble with reading, ... Read more...

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New ‘PiggyBac’ mutation tool to identify new cancer genes


October 15th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): Researchers have developed a genetic tool to speed the discovery of novel genes involved in cancer.The system-called PiggyBac-has already been used by the team to identify cancer-causing genes.This ... 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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Scientists close to discovering genetic trigger for autism


June 10th, 2010 - 1:53 am ICT by BNO News
LONDON (BNO NEWS) – Scientists on Wednesday said they are close to establishing the genetic triggers for autism, opening up the possibility for earlier diagnosis and new treatments for the condition, the ... 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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Fatal lung vascular disease ’caused by silencing of genes’


June 8th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): Epigenetic gene silencing may hold key to pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a fatal lung vascular disease, suggests a new American research.PAH, a syndrome characterized by gradual blockage ... Read more...

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Dramatic rise in genetic information about diseases


February 20th, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 20 (IANS) Scientists have dramatically expanded the volume of genetic information about complex human diseases and their potential treatment. A team of researchers from Children's Cancer Institute Australia for Medical Research ... Read more...

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Study sheds light on inherited retinal disease


January 18th, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 18 (ANI): A new study led by scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine has found new links between a common form of inherited blindness affecting ... Read more...

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Changing patterns of global childhood blindness should be reassessed: Experts


December 8th, 2009 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): A team of eye specialists from India, Malawi, and Tanzania have revealed that patterns of childhood blindness have been changing and there is a need to reassess 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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Gene that raises bladder cancer risk identified


August 3rd, 2009 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 3 (ANI): A gene variation of prostate stem cell antigen (PSCA) gene, called rs2294008, can increase the risk of urinary bladder cancer, according to researchers at The University of Texas ... Read more...

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Genetic link to age-related cataracts uncovered


July 31st, 2009 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): The first gene associated with the formation of age-related cataracts, a leading cause of blindness, has been identified by researchers.Bing-Cheng Wang, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University School of ... Read more...

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India sitting on diabetes time-bomb, warns expert (With Image)


July 20th, 2009 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 20 (IANS) Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions in India, and the country faces huge health, social and economic consequences from it, warns an Indian-origin expert based in Canada. Sonia Anand, who ... Read more...

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DNA theory flawed, says new research


July 16th, 2009 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 16 (IANS) New research by Canadian scientists is set to turn upside down the DNA theory which says that every cell in the body is identical to every other cell. Current ... Read more...

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Epilepsy drug may work against the disease in many ways


June 2nd, 2009 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 2 (IANS) A drug that can potentially prevent epilepsy caused by a genetic condition may also help halt epilepsy caused by brain injury, according to a new study. Scientists at the ... Read more...

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Nine new X chromosome genes linked to learning disabilities identified


April 20th, 2009 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 20 (ANI): An international team of researchers has identified nine new genes linked to learning disabilities.The team of 70 researchers has found nine new genes on the X chromosome, ... Read more...

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Why American Indians have higher rates of cardiovascular and chronic kidney diseases


April 16th, 2009 - 11:22 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): Scientists at the University of North Carolina Kidney Center have come up with an explanation as to why American Indians at a greater risk of developing proteinuria - ... Read more...

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Genetic aberration could aid male contraceptive development


April 10th, 2009 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 10 (IANS) A genetic aberration that seems to prevent some males from fathering kids could be instrumental in developing a male contraceptive. Although female oral contraceptives developed over 40 years ago ... Read more...

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Blood pressure researchers identify surprising new syndrome


March 17th, 2009 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 17 (ANI): Yale researchers say that they have identified previously undescribed syndrome associated with seizures, a lack of coordination, developmental delay and hearing loss. The researchers have revealed that they ... Read more...

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Obesity gene could lead to polycystic ovary syndrome


March 17th, 2009 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 17 (ANI): A gene that causes obesity could also lead to polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in women, a new study has suggested.The FTO gene has recently been shown to ... Read more...

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Humans, chimps separated only by few genes


February 16th, 2009 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 16 (IANS) Surprisingly, humans and chimps, who share much of the similarities and yet look so different, are separated only by a few genes.There may be greater genetic variation ... Read more...

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Gene linked to most common form of epilepsy identified


January 29th, 2009 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): An international team of researchers has identified a gene linked to the most common type of epilepsy called Rolandic epilepsy, which is associated with seizures starting in ... Read more...

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Possible genetic causes of borderline personality disorder identified


December 17th, 2008 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): In a new study, a University of Missouri researcher and Dutch team of research collaborators found that genetic material on chromosome nine was linked to borderline personality ... Read more...

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Male bisexuality under spotlight 60 yrs after Kinsey Report


December 16th, 2008 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) "Sexual Behaviour in the Human Male", a landmark report that revealed major insights into bisexual behaviour and orientation, was published 60 years ago by Alfred Kinsey at the ... Read more...

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Genetic mutations implicated in irritable bowel syndrome


December 11th, 2008 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 11 (ANI): Researchers at Heidelberg University Hospital say that they have uncovered a molecular basis for an underestimated disease called irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), one of the most common ... Read more...

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Dyslexia may be in your genes


October 11th, 2008 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 11 (ANI): German researchers say that dyslexia, a learning disability whose sufferers struggle with reading and writing, can occur due to genetic causes. We are trying to find out ... Read more...

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Unusual chromosomal changes up schizophrenia risk


August 1st, 2008 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
London , Aug 1 (ANI): In a study on copy number variants (CNV), researchers found that unusual chromosomal changes, particularly structural changes that can alter the function of the genes, may ... Read more...

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Middle Eastern families help in autism genes identification


July 11th, 2008 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 11 (ANI): An international team of researchers has identified six genes that, when mutated, contribute to autism with the help of Middle Eastern families.Up till now, the hunt for ... Read more...

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Natural variations in genes must be considered in disease studies: Expert


May 29th, 2008 - 5:13 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 29 (ANI): A biostatistician in the Medical College of Georgia School of Graduate Studies says that it is necessary that scientists, who are studying the human genome to find ... Read more...

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