genetic code

Siberian fragments may help resurrect mammoth


September 12th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 12 (IANS) Fragments from a well-preserved frozen woolly mammoth, discovered deep in the Siberian wilderness, may help scientists in cloning the pre-historic animal if they find its living ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

DNA screening to help choose life partners


July 13th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 13 (IANS) In the future, men and women may rely on their genetic compatibility to choose their life partners rather than through a fickle emotion such as love.... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Harvard team crack superbugs’ genetic code


May 23rd, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 23 (IANS) Scientists have cracked the genetic code of superbugs such as MRSA, figuring out why they have become so resistant to anti-bioitics in mixed infections. Since 2005, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

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...

Posted in Health |

Scientists isolate key to malaria’s ‘invisibility cloak’


January 19th, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) A molecule may be the key to malaria's 'invisibility cloak' and its identification will help explain how the parasite manages to evade the human immune system ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Indian-origin scientist to be honoured with knighthood


December 31st, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 31 (IANS) Indian-origin scientist Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, a winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize for chemistry, will be honoured with knighthood in 2012.Venkatraman works as a biologist at the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Hidden DNA code more influential than our genes


September 19th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) The "hidden" DNA code may be far more influential than our genes, passing down new biological traits more rapidly than previously thought.The study throws up the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Fathering at 50? Your kids may be autists


September 2nd, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 2 (IANS) Children fathered by men aged 50 years or above face a higher risk of autism or schizophrenia due to a repetition or deletion of their genes, ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Does dad’s stress affect his kids?


September 1st, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 1 (IANS) An individual's risk for stress-related disorders may be determined by his or her father's life exposure to stress, according to a new study. Most of the ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Scientists complete potato genome sequencing


July 16th, 2011 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 16 (IANS) A consortium of scientists led by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) has finished sequencing the genetic code of the potato.The six-year study carried out ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Scientists alter genetic code to cure hereditary disease


June 27th, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 27 (IANS) Scientists have altered the genetic code to cure a hereditary condition like haemophilia, which impairs our ability to control blood clotting or coagulation. They managed to ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Scientists get glimpse of how ‘code’ of life may have emerged


March 24th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 24 (ANI): A UC Santa Barbara graduate student has unravelled a portion of the 'code' of life.Annia Rodriguez, from the town of Jojutla, Mexico, worked with John Perona, professor in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New personalized therapy to ‘fool cancer cells into killing themselves’


March 1st, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 1(ANI): A Wayne State University School of Medicine researcher has developed a personalized therapy that will fool cancer cells into killing themselves.Developed by Karli Rosner, assistant professor and director of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

DNA tests may also inadvertently reveal incest


February 11th, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 11 (ANI): Baylor College of Medicine researchers using DNA microarrays to identify developmental disabilities or congenital anomalies in kids unexpectedly found that some have been conceived through incest.This has raised ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists claim sleepwalking is in sufferers’ DNA


February 8th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 08 (ANI): New research indicates that sleepwalkers' behaviour is dictated by their DNA.Scientists believe that sufferers share a faulty chromosome, which is responsible for their behaviour while asleep.Following a study ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists crack genetic code for form of pancreatic cancer


January 21st, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): Johns Hopkins researchers have deciphered the genetic code for a type of pancreatic cancer, called neuroendocrine or islet cell tumors.The work shows that patients whose tumors have certain ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How science could make your treats even tastier


December 27th, 2010 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 27 (IANS) Scientists have unlocked the genetic code to some of our favourite treats in a breakthrough that could result in even tastier versions. It brings them a step closer ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

New approach to study potentially deadly disease-causing bacteria


December 24th, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 24 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new approach to study potentially deadly disease-causing bacteria, which could help speed up the process of finding vaccines.Andrea Dowling from the University of Exeter ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Video’s DNA could check piracy


December 22nd, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 22 (IANS) Israeli researchers have developed a novel technique to track video piracy and nip it in the bud. The technique is "video DNA matching". It detects aberrations in pirated ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Genome code for most common form of pediatric brain cancer cracked


December 17th, 2010 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): The genetic code for medulloblastoma, the most common pediatric brain cancer and a leading killer of children with cancer, have been decoded by scientists at the Johns Hopkins ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, a simple DNA test that helps trace your lineage!


November 18th, 2010 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 18 (ANI): You may not need to pore over those ancient albums and family trees to find out who your ancestors were, for a new DNA test that reveals a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Did dead alien microbes spawn life on Earth?


November 16th, 2010 - 7:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): There are numerous theories on how life spawned on Earth and now a new research has indicated that life came from an interstellar origin; hitched a ride on ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

DNA sequencing to get quicker and cheaper!


November 15th, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 15 (ANI): DNA sequencing is set to become cheaper as scientists have made a new technique that would allow rapid, low cost reading of whole genomes, through recognition of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chocolate could be combating heart diseases in 5 years


November 15th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 15 (IANS) Chocolate could be combating heart disease and conferring other major health benefits within five years. Researchers are scouring the genome of the tree theobroma cacao to find ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Nature-nurture secrets revealed by bees


November 3rd, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 3 (ANI): The long-standing debate of nature-nurture is one step closer to being resolved - all thanks to bees.Scientists at The Australian National University's College of Medicine studied bees and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genetic code of sudden death cardiac killer cracked


October 26th, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): Scientists have cracked the genetic code of a sudden death cardiac killer.As a result, researchers in Newfoundland have developed a unique prevention program in which people with ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

It’s official: Ozzy Osbourne is a Neanderthal


October 25th, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 25 (ANI): Ozzy Osbourne is a descendant of a Neanderthal man, according to researchers who have studied the singer's DNA.The researchers discovered that the star shares some DNA with the ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Scientists discover new DNA repair mechanism


October 4th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 4 (ANI): Researchers have discovered a new mechanism that detects and repairs a common form of DNA damage called alkylation.Researchers at Vanderbilt University, Pennsylvania State University and the University of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Stress can ‘control the activity of our genes’


September 25th, 2010 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 25 (ANI): Stress that affects your entire body and mind can also arise at the cellular level after exposure to pollution, tobacco smoke, bacterial toxins, possibly causing cellular diseases.Researchers from ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genetic variants that cause asthma identified


September 23rd, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 23 (ANI): An international study has discovered several genetic variants that substantially increase susceptibility to asthma.The study, which was co-ordinated by researchers from Imperial College London, was performed by the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Apples with extra healthy punch on the way


August 30th, 2010 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 30 (IANS) Scientists have cracked the genetic code for Golden Delicious, a variety of apple, that paves the way to crunchier, juicier, healthier fruits. The breakthrough is already being used to ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Vitamin D deficiency linked to wide array of diseases


August 24th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 24 (ANI): Researchers have mapped the points at which vitamin D interacts with our DNA - and identified over two hundred genes that it directly influences.The study highlights the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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