genetic factor

Gene that protects against dementia in high-risk individuals found


December 23rd, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Scientists have found a gene that protects against dementia in high-risk individuals.It was assumed that a mutation in the progranulin gene, which makes the progranulin protein and supports ... Read more...

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Brain regulatory gene identified


July 2nd, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 2 (IANS) Scientists have identified a gene that seems to be a master regulator of human brain development. The human brain is a marvel of nature with more than 100 billion ... Read more...

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Scientists identify gene regulating human brain development


July 2nd, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): Scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison have identified a single gene that seems to be a master regulator of human brain development, guiding undifferentiated stem cells down tightly ... Read more...

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Potential genetic factor in eating disorders discovered


June 6th, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 6 (ANI): A possible biological culprit in the development of eating disorders during puberty has been discovered by scientists.The groundbreaking pilot study led by Michigan State University found that influence ... Read more...

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Possible onset mechanism for multiple sclerosis discovered


February 27th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): Researchers from the Catholic University of Rome have identified a possible onset mechanism for multiple sclerosis.A non-pathogenic bacterium is capable to trigger an autoimmune disease similar to the ... Read more...

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Six facts about the female orgasm revealed by modern science


May 29th, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 29 (ANI): While female orgasm has been the subject of so many myths and folk beliefs, scientists are trying their best to know more about the mystery behind the phenomenon.And ... Read more...

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Cleft lip and palate: Genes more important than thought


March 9th, 2009 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 9 (ANI): After comparing 500,000 snippets of human DNA, scientists at the University of Bonn have found that people with cleft lip and palate are frequently found to have ... Read more...

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Bisexuality inherited from ”hyper-heterosexual” female family members


August 16th, 2008 - 3:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 16 (ANI): Bisexual men may have inherited their attraction to males through hyper-heterosexual female family members, according to a new research.Earlier studies have suggested that genes influencing sexual orientation ... Read more...

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Voluntary physical activity seems not to reduce anxiety, depression


August 5th, 2008 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 5 (ANI): They say exercising is a good way to cheer up your mood, but a new research has challenged this notion by suggesting that voluntary physical activity does ... Read more...

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Heres why some people can withstand stress better than others


April 3rd, 2008 - 4:05 pm ICT by admin
London , Apr 3 (ANI): Some people are known to deal with stress much better than others, and the key to this lies in a genetic factor, called neuropeptide Y (NPY) ... Read more...

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Girls from happy and stable families attain puberty later


November 15th, 2007 - 3:33 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): Girls who come from a stable and happy family not only attain puberty at a later stage, but are also less likely to develop mood disorders, substance abuse ... Read more...

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