genetic factors

New research says glaucoma is in one’s genes


September 4th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Sep 4 (IANS) Scientists have isolated three new genes linked to Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma (PACG), a leading cause of blindness, which affects 15 million people worldwide, 80 percent ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Low-carb diet may not be good for heart: Study


June 11th, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 11 (IANS) A low-carbohydrate diet may not be good for the heart as it has been linked with higher cholesterol levels, a study says.The research, conducted in Sweden ... Read more...

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Impulsive kids hooked on video games


February 24th, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) Impulsive children with a poor attention span play more video games, while other kids who are hooked on video gaming may also develop impulsivity and attention ... Read more...

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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...

Posted in World |

Like in humans, culture influences ape behaviour


October 21st, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 21 (IANS) Like humans, great apes too have the ability to learn socially and pass them down through generations.Researchers have come up with evidence that culture in humans ... Read more...

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Geneticists seek ban on mail-order DNA testing kits


May 31st, 2011 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 31 (IANS) Geneticists are pressing for a ban on mail-order DNA kits that claim to forecast your chances of developing chronic or life-threatening diseases. The first independent research ... Read more...

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Alcoholic in family ‘inspires’ kin to follow suit


May 24th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) It has always been said, but now there is research to back it. People who have a close relative with alcohol problems run an increased risk ... Read more...

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Worn during sleep, special contact lens can correct myopia


May 4th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 4 (IANS) They are worn only at night and removed in the morning, enabling normal vision by day without the need for spectacles or other contact lenses. Myopia ... Read more...

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Dementia linked to midlife weight crisis


May 3rd, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): A new study has revealed that people who are overweight or obese in midlife have 80 pc higher risk of developing dementia, Alzheimer's disease or vascular dementia in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Kids with low vitamin D levels more susceptible to anemia


May 2nd, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): A new study has suggested that low vitamin D levels in kids may cause anemia, a severe condition of which leads to damage of vital organs by depriving ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Girls’ first period linked to genes, not diet: Study


April 13th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 13 (ANI): Scientists claim that genetic factors have a major influence on the age women begin menstruating, and these could have an impact on breast cancer risk.In recent decades it ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genes a crucial factor in urinary incontinence


April 5th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): A study of twins at the University of Gothenburg and Karolinska Institutet (Sweden) has revealed that genetic factors can explain half of people's susceptibility to urinary incontinence.Urinary incontinence ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genetic changes responsible for sweet tooth


April 5th, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 05 (ANI): A new research from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, has shown that the substance ghrelin, which plays an important role in various addictions, such as alcoholism and binge-eating, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Early recognition, treatment can control obsessive-compulsive disorder


April 2nd, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 02 (ANI): Researchers have suggested that appropriate early recognition and treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder, which is often diagnosed too late in children and adolescents, can positively affect the course of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Not all cases of chronic pancreatitis are alcohol-induced: Study


March 12th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 12 (ANI): A new study has found that the relative rate of alcohol-related chronic pancreatitis (CP) is lower when compared to other causes.Patients with no identifiable cause for their disease ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why some people develop medical complications of obesity while others don’t


March 11th, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): Scientists have discovered new gene sites that affect nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).NAFLD is a condition where fat accumulates in the liver (steatosis) and can lead to liver ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Potential therapeutic target for schizophrenia identified


February 24th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 24 (ANI): Scientists have identified a gene mutation strongly linked to schizophrenia that may be an important new target for the development of drug therapies.The work was done by ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Callous-unemotional traits help identify kids at risk of antisocial behavior


February 21st, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): Researchers have highlighted the importance of callous-unemotional traits (CU) in identifying children at risk of antisocial behavior and other adjustment problems.Indiana University Bloomington faculty member Nathalie M.G. Fontaine, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Being nice or being nasty is in a woman’s genes


February 9th, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 9 (ANI): A Scottish research suggests that being nice or being nasty is in your genes - particularly if you're a woman.The study of almost 1,000 pairs of identical and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genetic factors influence how well students take advantage of education


February 3rd, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): Scientists have found that measures used to judge the effectiveness of schools are partly influenced by genetic factors in students.The study, funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC), ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New findings may lead to a novel treatment for obesity


January 12th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): Scientists have added a new twist to the body of evidence suggesting human obesity is due in part to genetic factors.While studying hormone receptors in laboratory mice, researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Living near freeway may be linked to autism


December 18th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): A new study by researchers from Children's Hospital Los Angeles, the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) and the UC Davis MIND Institute, ... Read more...

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Ability to tolerate aggression is partly genetic: Study


December 8th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): UCLA scientists have said that the ability to tolerate aggression is partly genetic."The ability to tolerate aggression is passed on across generations; there is genetic variation in the ... Read more...

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Nurture, not nature, influences aggression in kids


December 2nd, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Dec 2 (ANI): A new study has found that nurture rather than nature influences aggression in children.The study compares genetically related and genetically unrelated children born to parents using in-vitro fertilisation ... Read more...

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DNA testing no substitute for commonsense, warns expert


November 8th, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 8 (IANS) Over-reliance on DNA testing is devaluing commonsense approaches to forensic evidence, warns an expert.Dr. Lyn Turney, from Swinburne University of Technology, an expert on forensics, pointed out ... Read more...

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Oz scientists open new window on brain by investigating nose stem cells


October 27th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 27 (ANI): Australian scientists have found that stem cells picked from deep within the nose are similar to the ones found in the brain.Research team of the Griffith University ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pregnancy outcome linked to immune system genes


October 26th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): A new study has shed light on the genetic factors that increase susceptibility to and provide protection from common disorders of pregnancy, specifically recurrent miscarriage, preeclampsia, and fetal ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Happiness not just gene deep


October 5th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 5 (ANI): A German study has challenged the idea that happiness is a genetic trait influenced by early life experiences, and found that feelings of happiness and well being respond ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Taste genes predict dental caries


September 23rd, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 23 (ANI): A new study has hypothesized that genetic variation in taste pathway genes (TAS2R38, TAS1R2, GNAT3) may be associated with dental caries risk and/or protection.According to researchers from University ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Humanized mice paves way for better typhoid fever treatment


September 23rd, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 23 (ANI): New experiments in mice might reveal valuable clues for better treatment of typhoid fever in humans, says a new study.A new model based on transplanting human immune stem ... Read more...

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Genetic patterns that may predict osteoarthritis identified


September 22nd, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 22 (ANI): Researchers have identified genetic patterns that may predict osteoarthritis.Scientists from University of North Carolina and Interleukin Genetics, Inc. revealed the findings from a large clinical study to evaluate ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genes affect our liking towards chocolate and hybrid cars


September 21st, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 21 (ANI): Blame your inclination towards chocolates and hybrid cars to your genes, says a new study, which found that clues to consumer behaviour may be lurking our genes."We examine ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why autism is more prevalent in boys


September 16th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington Sept 16 (ANI): A new study provides further clues as to why boys are far more likely than girls to be diagnosed with autismThe new research from the Centre for Addiction ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Understanding gene-environment interaction for a psychosis model


August 30th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 30 (ANI): Psychotic disorders vary greatly across places and demographic groups, as do symptoms, course, and treatment response across individuals.This, in combination with progress in the area of molecular genetics, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gene breakthrough leads to hope of meningitis vaccine soon


August 9th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) Genetic factors which make people more vulnerable to meningitis have been identified - raising hopes of developing a vaccine for the deadliest form of the disease. For the ... Read more...

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