genetic diseases

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...

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‘Early diagnosis can save patients with genetic disorders’


May 15th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Several patients, their family members and doctors Tuesday got together to observe the 6th annual International MPS (Mucopolysaccharidoses) Awareness Day, to educate people about this ... Read more...

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She fights genetic disorder with art (Feature)


September 24th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) It is 11 a.m. on a breezy September morning. Meryl Sarah speedily moves her wheelchair towards her drawing room where several of her glass paintings ... Read more...

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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...

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‘3 parent babies’ concept a step closer after watchdog gives green signal


April 20th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 20 (ANI): A British fertility watchdog has given the green signal for a medical breakthrough that could lead to babies having three biological parents, despite its 'life meddling' fears.The controversial ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh to screen students for sickle cell anaemia


April 6th, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 6 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Wednesday said it would screen school students and their mothers for sickle cell anaemia in a bid to check the increasing incidence of the disease ... 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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New technology could serve as a future cancer predisposition test


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new technology that detects distinct genetic changes differentiating cancer patients from healthy individuals and could serve as a future cancer predisposition test.The research team, ... Read more...

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Blood-clotting agent can be used to diagnose fatal genetic diseases


February 4th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Manchester have demonstrated that a protein involved in blood clotting can be used to diagnose and subsequently monitor the treatment of a group ... Read more...

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Mother’s bone marrow could cure diseases in unborn baby


January 19th, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 19 (IANS) Scientists have developed a stem cell cure for deadly blood related diseases in unborn babies. Researchers extracted bone marrow cells from a pregnant mother and injected these into ... Read more...

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Mums’ stem cells could be key to treating genetic disease before birth


January 19th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): UCSF researchers, through a series of mouse model experiments, have determined that a mother's immune response prevents a fetus from accepting transplanted blood stem cells, and yet this ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh to step up sickle-cell patients detection drive


November 27th, 2010 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Nov 27 (IANS) Chhattisgarh, one of the Indian state's worst-affected with the sickle-cell blood disorder, will step up its drive to detect the people suffering from the deadly disease, Health Minister ... Read more...

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Sickle cell patients number rising globally: Experts (Lead)


November 22nd, 2010 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Nov 22 (IANS) The number of patients suffering from sickle cell anaemia - a form of blood disorder - are increasing across the world due to lack of awareness about it, ... Read more...

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Global meet on sickle cell disease begins in Chhattisgarh


November 22nd, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Nov 22 (IANS) A six-day international meet on sickle cell disease - a form of blood disorder - began here Monday.The 4th International Sickle Cell Congress was inaugurated by former president ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh to host international meet on rare disease (Lead)


November 20th, 2010 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, Nov 19 (IANS) Over 200 experts from across the world will meet here to discuss rising cases of "sickle-cell" blood disorder that has affected roughly 15-18 percent of Chhattisgarh's population.The six-day ... Read more...

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Scientists one step closer to a drug treatment for cystic fibrosis


October 13th, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 13 (ANI): Scientists are one step closer to a cure for cystic fibrosis, one of the world's most common fatal genetic diseases, thanks to new study by a University of ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh seeks central help to battle sickle cell


August 31st, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 31 (IANS) Chhattisgarh has sought financial assistance from the central government to battle sickle cell anaemia that has gripped the 18-20 percent of the state's 20.08 million population, officials said ... Read more...

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Scientists create liver cells from patients’ skin


August 26th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 26 (ANI): Scientists at Cambridge University have created liver cells in a lab for the first time by reprogramming stem cells taken from human skin, paving the way for potential ... Read more...

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Pakistani cousin marriages in UK behind genetic disability baby birth boom


August 24th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 24 (ANI): A study has found that more than 700 children are born with genetic diseases every year in the UK due to the prevalent cousin marriage system.The research showed ... Read more...

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Muscular dystrophy gene mystery cracked


August 20th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 20 (ANI): Scientists have made a critical advance in determining the cause of a common form of muscular dystrophy known as facioscapulohumeral dystrophy, or FSHD.They have identified a DNA ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh’s mobile clinics to battle disease


June 16th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 16 (IANS) Chhattisgarh will launch mobile clinics to provide free medical support to an estimated three million people hit by sickle cell anaemia, Health Minister Amar Agrawal said Wednesday. "The disease ... 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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New study highlights jumping genes’ genetic diversity role


June 2nd, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): Jumping genes provide extensive 'raw material' for evolution, an American study has shown.Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine found that any two peoples' genomes differ ... Read more...

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Sequencing of frog genome may offer new insights into human diseases


May 7th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 7 (ANI): An international team of researchers has cracked the genetic code of an amphibian, the African clawed frog Xenopus tropicali - the latest research aimed at understanding how genes ... Read more...

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Human and frogs share the ‘kissing cousin’ bond


April 30th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 30 (ANI): An international team of researchers has cracked the genetic code of an amphibian, the African clawed frog Xenopus tropicali - the latest research aimed at understanding how genes ... Read more...

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Procedure to knock out genes in nematode discovered


April 26th, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 26 (ANI): After developing knockout mice and fruit flies, scientists have now devised a procedure for knocking out genes in nematode worms.By knocking genes out of action, researchers led by ... Read more...

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Fertility docs say Oz parents should be allowed to choose baby’s sex


March 13th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 13 (ANI): Fertility doctors in Australia are lobbying for permission to allow parents to choose the sex of their children for social or family balancing reasons.According to the Herald Sun, ... Read more...

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Molecular security system protecting cells from harmful DNA discovered


January 11th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 11 (ANI): University of Minnesota researchers have discovered a molecular security system in human cells that deactivates and degrades foreign DNA- a feat that could pave the way to major ... Read more...

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Egg white could be foetuses’ puncture repair kit


January 8th, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 8 (ANI): Scientists at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, have shown that egg white can act as a sealant for the amnion, a membrane that surrounds developing ... Read more...

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Genetic studies reveal new causes of severe childhood obesity


December 7th, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 7 (ANI): Scientists in Cambridge have found that genetic alteration can lead to severe obesity in childhood.According to a study published in Nature, the loss of a key segment of ... Read more...

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Scientists create lung tissue from human embryonic stem cells


November 5th, 2009 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 5 (ANI): In a breakthrough study, scientists from Free University of Brussels, Belgium have successfully created lung tissue with human embryonic stem cells.The new discovery would provide an alternative to ... Read more...

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UAE issues pre-marriage health check guidelines


October 23rd, 2009 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Oct 23 (IANS) The health ministry of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has published a booklet on medical check-ups to be undertaken by couples before marriage, WAM news agency reported Friday. The ... Read more...

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Sickle cell anaemia grips 18 percent of Chhattisgarh’s people


September 5th, 2009 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Sep 5 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh Saturday said his government has planned to pump in massive funds to detect carriers and patients hit by genetic disorder sickle cell ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh stares at massive health threat - sickle cell anaemia


August 26th, 2009 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
By Sujeet Kumar Raipur, Aug 26 (IANS) Nearly three million people in Chhattisgarh are said to be suffering from sickle cell anaemia, a genetic disorder that can be life threatening. The state is ... Read more...

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Indian-origin scientist about to unlock the mystery behind the origin of many diseases


August 1st, 2009 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 1 (ANI): An Indian-origin professor at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering may be very close to unravelling the mystery behind the origin of many diseases, such ... Read more...

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