genetic disorder

Gene therapy restores olfactory sense in mice


September 3rd, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 3 (IANS) Scientists have restored olfactory sense in mice through gene therapy for the very first time - potentially opening the way for people to regain their sense ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

He fought darkness to give reading solutions for blind (Feature, With images)


August 20th, 2012 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Over two decades back, visually impaired student Dipendra Manocha stood outside Delhi University's Hindu College waiting to get an application written. After the life-altering struggle ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Canadian with no legs climbs Africa’s highest peak


June 21st, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 21 (IANS) A 31-year-old Canadian has climbed Africa's highest peak - the 19,341-feet-high Mount Kilimanjaro - despite having no legs.Spencer West from Toronto used his hands to scale ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Code Red: Of emotional vampires and Bollywood musings


February 26th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Move over Dracula and "kaala shaitan" - a new vampire is set to step into Bollywood. Director Satish Kaushik has bought the rights of ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Regular aspirin halves cancer risk


October 30th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 30 (IANS) Taking aspirin regularly halves the risk of developing hereditary cancers, new research has found.These cancers develop as a result of a gene fault parent, including those ... Read more...

Posted in World |

One mosquito coil equals 100 cigarettes, says expert


August 31st, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Smoke emitted from one mosquito repellant coil is equivalent to those of 100 cigarettes, thus causing harm to a large number of people in India, ... Read more...

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Diabetes drug curbs excessive hunger


June 28th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 28 (IANS) People with a harrowing genetic disorder known as Prader-Willi Syndrome, often develop insatiable appetites for life. But a study based on a drug, prescribed for some ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Man fined for killing pet frog


May 16th, 2011 - 5:21 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A resident of a small town in Germany has been fined 1,500 euros for killing his neighbour's pet frog, a German magazine reported.Christian Tenhofer, 47, ... Read more...

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German fined 1,500 euros for killing pet frog


May 13th, 2011 - 9:30 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A resident of a small town in Germany has been fined 1,500 euros ($2,134) for killing his neighbour's pet frog, a German magazine reported.Christian Tenhofer, ... Read more...

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Blood group anomaly ’caused Tudor king’s reproductive issues, mental impairment’


March 4th, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): A new study has claimed that blood group anomaly could have been the reason for Tudor king's reproductive problems as well as his mental and physical impairment.Catrina Banks ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Polish housewives strip for calendar to help sick child


January 9th, 2011 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
By Surender Bhutani Warsaw, Jan 9 (IANS) A group of eleven housewives in the Polish city of Lodz have shed their embarrassment and their clothes for a noble cause - to raise money ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Coming soon, do-it-yourself kit for genetic testing


December 26th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
By Himanshu Vatsa New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) A mobile phone-like device will soon rule out a patient's need to visit a pathological lab for detection of genetic disorders and also do away ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Jet lag pill that slows down body clock to help you ‘catch up’ 1 step closer


December 15th, 2010 - 11:49 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): Scientists are one step closer to developing a jet lag pill that could relieve millions of long-haul passengers from sleepless nights and mid-afternoon drowsiness.Using automated screening techniques developed ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

ADHD is a genetic disorder, finds study


September 30th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 30 (ANI): A new study has discovered that attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a genetic condition and not the outcome of poor parenting or bad diet.Scientists at Cardiff University found ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

India-Canada to hold joint symposium on haemophilia


September 3rd, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Canadian experts will speak on the diagnosis and management of haemophilia at a two-day symposium here from Saturday, with India recording over 14,000 patients of the bleeding ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

New method to analyse complete human genome in one go


August 30th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 30 (ANI): Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics and the Institute of Medical Genetics at the Charite Universitatsmedizin - Berlin have succeeded in using a new process ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gene linked to Fuchs corneal dystrophy identified


August 29th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 29 (ANI): A new study has found the gene likely responsible for Fuchs corneal dystrophy, an inheritable genetic disorder and leading cause of corneal transplant operations.A 13-member research team led ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Diagnostic blood test can successfully identify rare lung disease


July 6th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 6 (ANI): A certain blood test can successfully identify lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) in some patients, eliminating the need for surgical lung biopsy to make a diagnosis, say researchers.LAM is a rare ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Meet the American girl, 21, who has to eat every 15mins to stay alive


June 29th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 29 (ANI): An American girl, who suffers from a rare and undiagnosed syndrome that prevents her from putting on weight, has to eat every 15 minutes in order to stay ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Why incidence of skin cancers is common in people with a genetic disorder


June 24th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 24 (ANI): Absence of a an enzyme is what makes patients with a variant form of xeroderma pigmentosum (XPV)- an inherited genetic disorder characterized by extreme sensitivity to the sun-more ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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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Gene linked to hereditary incontinence identified


June 14th, 2010 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 14 (IANS) Researchers at the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) have identified a gene responsible for a rare condition that turns smiles into grimaces and impedes bladder and bowel control. The ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Ex-addict Ozzy’s genome map to reveal why he’s still alive


June 14th, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 14 (ANI): The mystery of why Ozzy Osbourne has survived years of drug and alcohol abuse may finally be busted - the former Black Sabbath star is set to have ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Ozzy Osbourne Plans To Donate Body To Science: Considers Himself A Medical Miracle


June 8th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by GD
British rock legend Ozzy Osbourne has decided to donate his body to science after his death. He believes that he is a medical miracle. The star who suffered from the worst ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Rare heart surgery performed on Nepalese patient


June 3rd, 2010 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Faridabad, June 3 (IANS) A rare surgery has been performed on a 20-year-old Nepalese patient suffering from congenital heart condition in this satellite town of the national capital, a doctor said Thursday. ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Abu Dhabi launches thalassemia awareness drive


May 18th, 2010 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, May 18 (IANS/WAM) Abu Dhabi will organise various interactive programmes in order to create awareness about how to tackle thallasemia, a genetic disorder which causes abnormal blood synthesis in human ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Delhi observes day for rare disease-affected kids


February 28th, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) If you have never heard of MPS or Pompe, it isn't surprising - they are rare diseases. And to raise awareness about these chronic, debilitating diseases, India's ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Scientists trying to interpret baby’s bawling


February 25th, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) Babies bawl aloud to reveal their emotions, but none of the parenting handbooks can tell whether they are feeling hunger or discomfort. To study this behaviour, Japanese engineers ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Coming soon: Emotion detector for babies


February 25th, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): Parents-to-be can take a breather: It may soon be possible to translate infant cries, all thanks to Japanese scientists who have come up with a statistical computer program ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Molecular switch to thwart Huntington’s disease found


December 25th, 2009 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 25 (ANI): American researchers have discovered a molecular switch to prevent Huntington's disease from developing in mice.The study carried out by scientists from UCLA has appeared in the December 24 ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gene therapy to prevent lung disease progression discovered


December 22nd, 2009 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): Boston University researchers have found a new gene therapy to thwart the progression of emphysema, a lung disease.Alpha-1 Anti-trypsin Deficiency is the most frequently inherited form of emphysema ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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...

Posted in Health |

Regulation of ’short stature’ gene crucial for growth in kids


August 26th, 2009 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
Washington, August 26 (ANI): A team of researchers in Germany have found that not only a gene called SHOX is involved in the development of short stature, but sequences of genetic material ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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...

Posted in Health |

16 year-old Baby On TLC: The Curious Case Of Brooke ‘(Ever)Green’berg


August 7th, 2009 - 8:53 pm ICT by GD
The dynamics of the passage of time and it's association with the unpleasant but apparently inevitable process of aging, has been one that has always been the matter of scientific curiosity, but ... Read more...

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