genetic disease

Compound likely to regenerate vision in humans


July 26th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 26 (IANS) An improved version of a newly discovered chemical may enable people with degenerative blindness to see again, says a study.The approach could eventually help those ... Read more...

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‘Six-legged baby’ operated in Karachi


April 19th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 19 (IANS) Doctors in a Karachi hospital have successfully removed the extra limbs of a baby boy who was born with six legs.The operation lasted for about two ... Read more...

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Biomarker can nip hardening of arteries in the bud


January 22nd, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) A new set of biomarkers could identify atherosclerosis -- hardening of the arteries -- at the earliest stages and prevent thousands of untimely deaths. Atherosclerosis brings ... Read more...

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Video game lends cutting edge to genetic research


December 7th, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 7 (IANS) A video game known as Phylo has lent a cutting edge to genetic research, especially understanding the role DNA plays in Alzheimer's, diabetes and cancer, reveals ... Read more...

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DIY DNA tests tell couples about their unborn baby’s genetic disease risk


March 27th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 27 (ANI): A new do-it-yourself DNA kit, set to be launched by an Australian company, will allow couples to find out if they could pass on a genetic disease to ... Read more...

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Doctors Save Man’s Life With Plastic Heart Transplant


February 16th, 2011 - 1:10 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Feb 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Doctors in the United States have successfully transplanted an artificial plastic pump into an Oklahoma pastor's chest to replace his heart. The device, which is called the Total ... Read more...

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‘Chaperone’ enzyme could help cells tolerate cancer-causing DNA damage


January 19th, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): University of North Carolina researchers have found how a 'chaperone' enzyme has a major role in cells' ability to tolerate the DNA damage that leads to cancer and ... Read more...

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First clinical trial of gene therapy offers muscular dystrophy clues


October 7th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 7 (ANI): A clinical trial for gene therapy to replace the genetic defect causing the most common form of muscular dystrophy has revealed that some patients mount an immune response ... Read more...

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City life gives you immunity from diseases


September 24th, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 24 (IANS) Living in cities helps people develop immunity to diseases, finds a study. Researchers discovered that such people are more likely to have a genetic variant that protects them from ... Read more...

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Chances of cancer begin even before conception


September 20th, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 20 (IANS) A person's chances of developing cancer begins even before his or her conception. Medical experts have long linked cancer risk with their genes and lifestyles as adults.But Professor Rocardo ... Read more...

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Smoking, booze during pregnancy may raise child’s cancer risk


September 19th, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 19 (ANI): Whether an expecting mother smokes, drinks or is overweight - all play a key role in determining the risk of her child developing cancer, says a new study.Professor ... Read more...

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‘Copy-and-paste DNA’ more common than previously believed


June 29th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): Movable sequences of DNA-also known as 'Copy-and-paste DNA'-which give rise to genetic variability and sometimes cause specific diseases, are far more common than previously thought, according to researchers ... Read more...

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Genetic link to diseases in mixed populations decoded


June 12th, 2010 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 12 (IANS) Understanding the genetic ancestry of mixed populations can not only help to detect their origins but also to understand the genetic basis of complex diseases, says a new ... Read more...

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New method can help identify genetic disease in record time


June 11th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): For the first time, researchers have proven that it is possible to identify any genetic disease in record time, all thanks to a powerful and reliable exome sequencing ... Read more...

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Lady Gaga tested for lupus


May 24th, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 24 (ANI): American singer Lady Gaga has been tested for lupus. It is the same genetic disease that killed the singer's aunt.Lupus is a disease that causes the immune system ... Read more...

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Lady Gaga undergoes test for genetic disease


May 24th, 2010 - 1:47 am ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) Pop star Lady Gaga has undergone a test to determine if she suffers from lupus, a genetic disease that killed her aunt. The "Poker Face" singer has sought medical ... Read more...

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Lady Gaga tested for the genetic disease ‘Lupus’


May 24th, 2010 - 12:21 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, May 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Lady Gaga has gotten tested for the genetic disease Lupus. Apparently the disease was also responsible for the death of her aunt. Since she was facing ... Read more...

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Primitive tribe faces extinction due to their marriage system


March 10th, 2010 - 9:57 pm ICT by ANI
By Tarak SarkarTotpara (Jalpaiguri), March 10 (ANI): The endogamous marriage system practiced by members of Toto tribe in West Bengal may lead to the extinction of their clan since the children are ... Read more...

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Why Huntington’s disease symptoms take so long to appear


February 24th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): A new Canadian study has discovered a protective pathway in the brain that could help explain why Huntington's disease (HS) symptoms take so long to appear.HD is hereditary ... Read more...

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Henry Heller Wants First-Cousin Marriages Banned


February 20th, 2010 - 8:45 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Maryland, Feb 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Henry Heller, the Democrat politician who is also a member of the Maryland House of Delegates has declared that he will try to ban ... Read more...

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New approach may help treat breast, prostate cancers


February 9th, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb9 (ANI): Loyola University research team led by an Indian-origin researcher claims to have discovered a novel protein that will help in developing treatments for breast cancer, prostate cancer and enlarged ... Read more...

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Effects of genetic defect in myotonic muscular dystrophy revealed


January 25th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 25 (ANI): In a new research on the genetic defect behind myotonic muscular dystrophy, scientists have found that the mutation disrupts an array of metabolic pathways in muscle cells through ... Read more...

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Baby Without A Brain: Nicholas Coke Has Lived A Year, And Counting


December 19th, 2009 - 7:53 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Dec. 19, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A baby born without his brain, celebrated his first birthday this week. Nicholas Coke, son of Sheena Coke, was born last year, a few days to ... Read more...

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New drug offers hope to muscular dystrophy patients


October 21st, 2009 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): A new drug has offered hope to people suffering from the most severe type of muscular dystrophy after achieving spectacular results in animal tests.DMD is a genetic disease ... Read more...

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Skin cells may act as early warning for cancer


October 16th, 2009 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 16 (IANS) Cancer is such a complex genetic disease that one has to sequence a person's complete genome in order to predict his or her risk. But a recent study ... Read more...

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Parents want death for sons


August 22nd, 2009 - 7:21 pm ICT by IBNS
Lucknow, Aug 22 (IBNS) A farmer couple from an Uttar Pradesh village has requested President Pratibha Patil to permit mercy killing of all their four sons, who have turned vegetables due to ... Read more...

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Parents want mercy killing for disabled sons (Lead)


August 11th, 2009 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 11 (IANS) A farmer and his wife in Uttar Pradesh have sought President Pratibha Patil's permission for the mercy killing of all their four sons who have turned into ... Read more...

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People with family history of genetic disease at discrimination risk


June 10th, 2009 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 10 (ANI): A new study on Canadians has found that people with a family history of genetic disease are often discriminated by insurance companies and their relatives and friends.With medical ... Read more...

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Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease runs in the family


May 2nd, 2009 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): Researchers from University of California, San Diego have revealed that non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is an inherited disease.They suggest that family members of kids diagnosed with non-alcoholic ... Read more...

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Predicting when a heart attack will occur accurately


April 28th, 2009 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 28 (IANS) Thanks to new research by Sharon Zlochiver, a biomedical engineer at Tel Aviv University (TAU), there's hope for potential heart attack victims. Zlochiver can not only predict when ... Read more...

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Novel non-invasive technique to predict, treat heart attacks


April 28th, 2009 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): There's new hope for potential heart attack victims. Researchers from Tel Aviv University have developed a new non-invasive technique that would help predict and treat attacks.The research team ... Read more...

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Groundbreaking study sheds light on intermediary steps of genetic encoding


March 29th, 2009 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 29 (ANI): A breakthrough study by researchers at Brandeis University and the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (Cambridge, U.K.) has for the first time provided significant insights into a crucial ... Read more...

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Galileos finger to go on display in Italy


February 28th, 2009 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 28 (ANI): One of Galileo Galileis fingers, which is the only remaining part of the 17th century astronomers body, is to go on display in Italy.According to a ... Read more...

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Revolutionary test to detect genetic diseases in unborn children developed


October 24th, 2008 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 24 (ANI): British scientists have developed a revolutionary universal test that can enable prospective parents to screen embryos to detect almost any genetic disease in unborn children. The 1,500-pound ... Read more...

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Baby factory sells newborn infants for PS11K


August 3rd, 2008 - 11:22 am ICT by ANI
London, August 3 (ANI): Newborn infants are allegedly being sold by a controversial baby factory for 11,000 pounds.The centre in Warsaw is run by Elizhbeta Shimanskaya, 32, who is a ... Read more...

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