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Genes trigger roots of bipolar disorder?


September 2nd, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Sep 2 (IANS) Researchers have discovered how genes trigger manic symptoms of bipolar disorder.People suffering from bipolar disorder alternate between two extreme states, depressive phase which includes depression, diminished ... Read more...

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Intelligence genes may not be tied to sharp brain


February 26th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 26 (IANS) Genes thought to be linked to intelligence may have no bearing on our mental sharpness and identifying its specific genetic roots may still be a long ... Read more...

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Genes linked to migraine discovered


June 13th, 2011 - 2:40 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 13 (IANS) US scientists have discovered three gene variants linked to migraine, a move that could help understand the cause of severe headaches.Inheriting any one of the ... 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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18 genetic markers for autism spectrum disorders identified


April 28th, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): A new study has identified 18 novel and highly significant genetic markers for autism spectrum disorders.Researchers at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences divided ... Read more...

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New genetic study helps solve Darwin’s mystery of evolution of flowering plants


April 11th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 11 (ANI): A new study has suggested the evolution and diversification of the more than 300,000 living species of flowering plants may have been "jump started" much earlier than previously ... Read more...

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Possible clues to tamoxifen resistance in breast cancer patients found


March 31st, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 31 (ANI): A new study has found that breast cancer patients who become resistant to tamoxifen may have low levels of a protein called Rho GDI-alpha.Women whose tumors have estrogen ... Read more...

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Scientists find eye development error causing cataracts, glaucoma


March 25th, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 25 (ANI): A new study has shown that RNA granules - key players in messenger RNA (mRNA) processing - can affect eye development, leading to juvenile cataracts in humans and ... Read more...

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Study sheds new light on the causes of chronic liver cirrhosis


March 14th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 14 (ANI): Scientists have offered new clues into the genetics underlying a chronic form of liver disease, called primary biliary cirrhosis, which can lead to transplant surgery for patients.The new ... 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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Scientists sequence genomes of lyme disease bacteria


October 19th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): A group of scientists have determined the complete genetic blueprints for 13 different strains of the bacteria that causes Lyme disease, a skin infection, scientifically known as Borrelia ... Read more...

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Scientists stumble on genes that make you tall or short


October 1st, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 1 (IANS) Scientists have stumbled on genes which help explain why some people tower over others even as some struggle to attain five feet. While obesity is caused by a ... Read more...

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Humans migrated from Africa to India 20,000 yrs earlier than believed


September 20th, 2010 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 20 (ANI): A discovery of Stone Age tools, mainly either spear heads or scrapers, has revealed that migration from Africa to India and other South-East Asian countries as well as ... Read more...

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Possible risk gene for schizophrenia identified


September 15th, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 15 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a risk gene for schizophrenia, including a potentially causative mutation, using genome-wide association data-mining techniques and independent replications.Although scientists have earlier used genome-wide association studies ... Read more...

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California scientists hail ‘penicillin moment’ in cancer treatment


September 15th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 15 (ANI): Scientists in the US have hailed a 'penicillin moment' in cancer treatment after trials of a drug that targets the formation of specific tumours using genetic data.The study ... Read more...

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First genetic link to common migraine found


August 30th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 30 (ANI): In a first of its kind study, scientists have traced genetic risk associated with migraine attacks, which might make it possible for the novel therapeutics to prevent migraine ... Read more...

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Milk-renal cell cancer risk: No concrete proof


May 6th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 6 (ANI): A study has cast doubt on previous research that suggested drinking milk was related to factors that may increase the risk of renal cell cancer."The data in this ... Read more...

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“Human guinea pig” scientist sequences own genome to predict health risks!


April 30th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 30 (ANI): A "human guinea pig" boffin is the world's first person to have all his DNA screened for unknown disease risk factors.Professor Stephen Quake, an American scientist, subjected himself ... Read more...

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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...

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Scientists identify new gene in hair loss


April 15th, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 15 (ANI): A new gene involved in hair growth has been identified by a team of investigators from Columbia, Rockefeller and Stanford Universities.The finding has been reported in a paper ... Read more...

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Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s DNA could pave way for medical cures


February 18th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 18 (ANI): Four Kalahari Desert bushmen and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, from the ethnic Bantu group of southern Africa, have helped discover the first indigenous DNA sequence.Dr Vanessa Hayes of the ... Read more...

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Darwin’s genetic history suggests he came from a long line of adventurers


February 5th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 5 (ANI): The genetic history of Charles Darwin, the father of evolutionary theory, has been analyzed to reveal that the scientist comes from a long line of adventurers, his ... Read more...

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Genetic risk factor for Parkinson’s disease identified


January 16th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): Scientists have identified a new genetic risk factor for Parkinson's disease.Researchers involved in the study were from the Institute of Human Genetics of Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen and ... Read more...

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Cells that protect nerves culprit for devil facial tumour disease in Australia’s tassies


January 1st, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 1 (ANI): An international team of scientists has discovered that the cells which protect nerves are the likely origin of the Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD) that has been devastating ... Read more...

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Genomic diversity among African-American populations far more complex than believed


December 22nd, 2009 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 22 (ANI): An international research team has performed a genetic study which reveals that genomic diversity among African and African-American populations are far more complex than originally thought.The research team, ... Read more...

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DNA study reveals Africa’s rarest monkey had an intriguing sexual past


November 12th, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 12 (ANI): The most extensive DNA study to-date of Africa's rarest monkey has revealed that the species had an intriguing sexual past.Of the last two remaining populations of the ... Read more...

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Scientists create “family tree” for cows that goes back 29 million years


October 20th, 2009 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 20 (ANI): Pairing a new approach to prepare ancient DNA with a new scientific technique developed specifically to genotype a cow, an international team of scientists has created a very ... Read more...

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Marine viruses may contribute to ocean energy


August 30th, 2009 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 30 (ANI): A new study has determined that marine viruses which have borrowed a key set of bacterial photosynthetic genes may be contributing more to the oceans' energy production than ... Read more...

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Common variation in a gene may lead to structural changes in the brain


August 18th, 2009 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 18 (ANI): Common variations in a gene behind Retts Syndrome, autism, and mental retardation have been found to be linked with differences in brain structure in both healthy individuals and ... Read more...

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New species emerge just as often as they die out


August 1st, 2009 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 1 (ANI): A new study by paleontologists has statistically proven that new species emerge just as often as they die out, with most evolution occurring in small bursts.The study, by ... Read more...

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Marine microplanktons may have survived mass extinction by taking refuge on sea floor


July 15th, 2009 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): A team of experts has presented remarkable evidence that single-celled shell-building members of the marine microplankton community may have survived mass extinction by taking refuge on the sea ... Read more...

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Canine, human genes spur drive to find brain cancer cure


July 8th, 2009 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 7 (IANS) Canine and human genes are spurring the researchers' drive to find a cure for brain cancer. Pinpointing genes involved in human brain cancer can be like looking for a ... Read more...

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Scientists comparing human and canine genomes to find cure for brain cancer


July 7th, 2009 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): Researchers at North Carolina State University say that comparing human and canine genomes, they have come to the conclusion that a gene commonly believed to be involved in ... Read more...

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Now, test that predicts when a woman will reach menopause


May 26th, 2009 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 26 (ANI): Scientists have made a new discovery that might be of great help for women planning to have babies later in life.For the first time, scientists have been ... Read more...

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Biologists assemble most extensive genetic resource for reef-building coral


May 12th, 2009 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (ANI): A team led by biologists from The University of Texas at Austin, US, has assembled a nearly complete collection of genes for a species of reef-building coral.The scientists ... Read more...

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