genetic differences

Genes only partially affect intelligence levels


January 23rd, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 23 (IANS) Genetic factors only partially affect our lifelong intelligence levels, while environmental causes seem to exert the largest influence.In a number of studies since early 2000, researchers ... Read more...

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Royal jelly helps queen bee live 40 times longer


April 25th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 25 (IANS) Royal jelly is a thick, milky-white substance secreted by the glands of honeybees -- and queen bees feed exclusively on it and live 40 times longer ... Read more...

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Genetic change helps lung tumors spread to other parts of the body


April 7th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 7 (ANI): Scientists have identified a genetic change that makes lung tumors more likely to spread to other parts of the body.The findings offers new insight into how lung cancers ... Read more...

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Evolution caused genetic variation that may affect diabetes


February 8th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): Stanford University researchers have identified genetic variations in a hormone involved in the secretion of insulin-a molecule that regulates blood sugar levels-that occur more frequently in some human ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gene linked to spread of eye melanoma identified


November 5th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 05 (ANI): Researchers have identified a gene linked to the spread of eye melanoma.Although more research is needed, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis say the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Each of us carries up to 100 of the genes linked to cancer, diabetes: Study


October 28th, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 28 (ANI): A new study has found that each of us carries up to 100 of the genes responsible for diseases such as cancer and diabetes.According to a 'catalogue' ... Read more...

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Humans carry 100 genes linked to cancer, diabetes


October 28th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 28 (IANS) All of us are carrying up to 100 genes responsible for cancer and diabetes and around 300 genes which are too flawed to work.Hundreds of researchers from across ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Genetic ancestry has no effect on asthma response in African Americans


September 28th, 2010 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 28 (ANI): Genetic ancestry has no role to play in how African American patients with asthma respond to medication, according to a Henry Ford Hospital study.Researchers found that improved ... Read more...

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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 |

New hope for heart attack patients


September 14th, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 14 (ANI): A major drug trial has brought scientists closer to making a drug that could prevent thousands of deaths from heart attacks.From the past six years, international clinical ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Largest single collection of psoriasis DNA samples offers hope to sufferers


September 2nd, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 2 (ANI): People suffering with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis have come one step closer to a cure with the release of the first National Psoriasis Victor Henschel BioBank DNA samples ... Read more...

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New Parkinson’s gene linked to immune system


August 30th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 30 (ANI): Scientists have found a new genetic link associated with Parkinson's disease that implicates the immune system and offers new targets for drug development.Johns Hopkins researchers from the Center ... Read more...

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Faulty genes that raise meningitis risk identified


August 9th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 9 (ANI): A new study of has revealed that genetic differences make some people susceptible to developing meningococcal meningitis and septicaemia, and others naturally immune.The research, led by Imperial College ... Read more...

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Gene ‘makes kids more vulnerable to bullying’s effects’


July 23rd, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): It's well-known that children victimized by bullies face physical and emotional distress, and now researchers have discovered a genetic variation that moderates whether victims of bullying will go ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Soon, a genetic test to locate family origins ‘within miles’


July 6th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 6 (ANI): A simple genetic test could soon help people discover the exact origins of their family within a few miles, researchers claim. University of Edinburgh researchers claimed that ... Read more...

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Sleep-inducing genetic differences could offer protection against alcohol dependence


May 5th, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): Genetic differences in alcohol-metabolising enzymes, that make you sleepy when you drink, could significantly alter your risk for developing alcohol dependence (AD), according to a study.One variant ... Read more...

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Well-cooked meat may increase bladder cancer risk


April 20th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): Frequently eating meat, especially the one which is well done or cooked at high temperatures, may increase your chances of developing bladder cancer, according to a new study.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genital Herpes Still Rampant In US


March 14th, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Mar 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey of the United States has concluded from a recent survey that a huge number of people in the country ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Genes decide how well you recognise faces


February 23rd, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 23 (IANS) Your genes might have something to do with face recognition, says a new study. Scientists found that identical twins were twice as similar to each other in terms ... Read more...

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Genes determine our face recognition ability


February 23rd, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): Our genes determine our ability to recognise faces, according to a study at UCL (University College London).In the study, scientists found that identical twins were twice as similar ... 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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New discovery may lead to more accurate diagnosis of childhood brain cancers


January 13th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): Scientists at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah have made a novel discovery that may help lead to more accurate diagnosis of childhood brain cancers.Brain ... 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...

Posted in Health Science |

Genes make emotional stress ‘painful’


December 4th, 2009 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): Unrequited love, a friendship going awry or a misunderstanding with a family member-all these unfortunate happenings often leave you with a lump in the throat.And now, researchers have ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

What makes pandemic H1N1 tick


November 17th, 2009 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 17 (ANI): Scientist have come one step closer to understanding why the pandemic H1N1 virus, commonly known as "swine flu," is lower than expected in older adults as it continues ... Read more...

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Culture, not genetics, encourages people towards self-sacrifice among strangers


October 13th, 2009 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 13 (ANI): It is not the genes that make a person to go for blood donation or enrol for the army, for researchers have now attributed such self-sacrificing attitude to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nurture, not nature, helps explain helpful traits


October 13th, 2009 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 13 (IANS) If you go out of your way to help strangers in distress, it could be because of your upbringing rather than your genes, says a new study. University ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Single-letter genetic change linked to autism


October 8th, 2009 - 3:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 8 (ANI): In a first of its kind study, an international team of researchers, including an Indian origin scientist, has found a single-letter change in the genetic code that is ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genome of hospital superbug C. difficile unravelled


September 25th, 2009 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 25 (ANI): Scientists from London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute claim to have unravelled the genome of the most virulent form of hospital ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why some women develop breast cancer earlier than others


July 15th, 2009 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): Researchers at New Jersey's only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center have taken a step towards unlocking the mysteries of why some women develop breast cancer at an earlier age ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How fishes decide their social status


June 29th, 2009 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): Delving deep into the social hierarchy among male mosquitofish, researchers at the University of Sydney are trying to find out why some fishes seem to slip naturally into ... Read more...

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Mosquitoes sucking the life out of Galapagos wildlife


June 2nd, 2009 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): A team of scientists has discovered that some of the mosquitoes on the Galapagos island have developed a taste for reptile blood, thus threatening precious wildlife in the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists unravel entire mouse genome


May 27th, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): An international team of scientists has successfully sequenced the entire mouse genome, which they say, will help explain what distinguishes our genome from that of the lab mouse.Mice ... Read more...

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Exam success depends as much on confidence as on IQ


May 27th, 2009 - 11:11 am ICT by ANI
London, May 27 (ANI): If you consider yourself to be smarter than others, your children are also likely to think the same way, for a new study has shown that intellectual confidence ... Read more...

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Genes determine transsexuality


May 14th, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 14 (IANS) The largest ever genetic study of transsexuals has established a link between gender identity and a gene involved in modifying the action of sex hormone testosterone. From an ... Read more...

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