genetic makeup

Baby’s genome decoded from mom’s blood, pop’s saliva


June 7th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 7 (IANS) Using a non-invasive technique, scientists for the first time have successfully sequenced the genome of a foetus without tapping its protective fluid sac. Maternal blood sampled ... Read more...

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Gut bugs could prevent efficacy of cholesterol drugs


October 14th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 14 (IANS) Statin drugs are quite good at busting cholesterol but they may work for some and not others because of gut bacteria, new research says.A team led ... Read more...

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Heat-loving fungi open way to greener fuels


October 5th, 2011 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 5 (IANS) Two heat-loving fungi, found in composts that self-ignite minus flame or spark, could pave the way to faster development of greener biofuels and chemicals, new research ... Read more...

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Scientists assemble genome from DNA of single bug


September 19th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) Now researchers can assemble all of an organism's hereditary information from the DNA of a single bacterial cell, thanks to a significant breakthrough.The genome is encoded ... Read more...

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Hidden DNA code more influential than our genes


September 19th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) The "hidden" DNA code may be far more influential than our genes, passing down new biological traits more rapidly than previously thought.The study throws up the ... Read more...

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Embarrassed by body odour? Here are some tips to get rid of it


May 7th, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Bharti Malhotra, 24, has been going through acute embarrassment due to her body odour. It has also crushed her confidence, especially after she was gifted ... Read more...

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Chemical mechanism behind bugs’ antibiotic resistance identified


April 29th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 29 (ANI): For the first time, scientists have discovered a unique chemical mechanism by which bacteria evolve themselves to become resistant to antibiotics.The finding may help in designing compounds to ... Read more...

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Gene in fish that don’t sleep could shed light on sleep disorders in humans


April 8th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 8 (ANI): Biologists have found that a gene that makes cave fish sleep significantly less than their surface counterparts, could shed light on the sleep patterns and disorders in humans.The ... Read more...

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Scientists discover a key to maintaining our DNA


March 19th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 19 (ANI): Scientists have discovered how DNA maintenance is regulated, opening the door to interventions that may enhance the body's natural preservation of genetic information.DNA contains all of the genetic ... Read more...

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Mutation that could allow H1N1 to spread much more easily identified


March 10th, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 10 (ANI): In a new study from MIT, researchers have identified a single mutation in the H1N1 genetic makeup that would allow it to be much more easily transmitted between ... Read more...

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Certain genetic makeup reduces the brain’s neurons in drug addicts


March 8th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): A new study has shown that that drug addicted individuals who have a certain genetic makeup have lower gray matter density-and therefore fewer neurons-in areas of the brain ... Read more...

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How well our brain functions is based on our family’s genes


March 4th, 2011 - 11:33 am ICT by ANI
Washington, March 04 (ANI): A new study, led by University of Melbourne, has shown that how well our brain functions is largely based on our family's genetic makeup.The study provides the first ... Read more...

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How ovarian cancer resists chemotherapy


March 3rd, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Scientists at York University have uncovered a genetic process that may allow ovarian cancer to resist chemotherapy.They studied a tiny strand of our genetic makeup known as a ... Read more...

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Gene makes ovarian cancer resistant to chemotherapy


March 3rd, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 3 (IANS) Researchers have zeroed in on a genetic process that may explain why ovarian cancer is resistant to chemotherapy.They studied a tiny strand of the genetic makeup ... Read more...

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Gene that controls immune system linked to preeclampsia


February 15th, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): Scientists have found that the placentas of women who suffer preeclampsia during pregnancy have an overabundance of a gene associated with the regulation of the body's immune system.The ... Read more...

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Diabetes’ link to viral infection confirmed


February 4th, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 4 (ANI): An Australian study has suggested that kids with Type 1 diabetes are nearly 10 times more likely to have a viral infection as compared to healthy children.Childhood diabetes ... Read more...

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Poverty can suppress kids’ genetic potentials: Study


January 11th, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): A new research has suggested that poverty may influence how children achieve their genetic potential.Using 750 sets of twins as subjects, psychologists at the University of Texas found ... Read more...

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The Nobel laureate who discovered his sister was actually his mum


December 12th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 12 (ANI): A Nobel prize-winning geneticist who discovered that the woman whom he regarded his sister was actually his mother has now opened up about how he stumbled upon the ... Read more...

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Knowing genetic makeup can make you more receptive to lifestyle changes


November 6th, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 06 (ANI): A small dose of your genetic information is likely to make you more sensitive towards weight loss and exercise, reveals a new study.David Kaufman of the Genetics and ... Read more...

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Racehorses came from Europe, not Arabia


October 6th, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 6 (ANI): Majority of founding mothers of a prized horse breed- the famed Thoroughbred breed-came from Europe and not Arabia, as was previously believed, found a new study.When it comes ... Read more...

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Indians in US ‘at higher diabetes risk than other Asian immigrants’


September 23rd, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 23 (ANI): Indians residing in the US are more prone to developing diabetes than whites and immigrants from other Asian countries, a study revealed.The study found that South Asians, people ... Read more...

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Food poisoning bacteria may be key to future of renewable energy


September 4th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 4 (ANI): Unlike the popular correlation of E. coli with sickness and food poisoning, the malevolent bacteria may also be the key to the future of renewable energy, study suggests.Desmond ... Read more...

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Obesity is avoidable even if it runs in the family: Study


September 1st, 2010 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 1 (ANI): Blaming your genes for those extra pounds? Well, you might not be able to use that as an excuse anymore, for scientists have revealed that even people with ... Read more...

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Genetic variation in immune system related to Parkinson’s


August 16th, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 16 (ANI): Researchers have discovered new evidence that Parkinson's disease may have an infectious or autoimmune origin.The study was conducted by the NeuroGenetics Research Consortium, an international team of researchers ... Read more...

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Faulty genes that raise meningitis risk identified


August 9th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 9 (ANI): A new study of has revealed that genetic differences make some people susceptible to developing meningococcal meningitis and septicaemia, and others naturally immune.The research, led by Imperial College ... Read more...

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Beethoven’s DNA turned into musical composition to make its debut


August 8th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
London. Aug 8 (ANI): The great German composer Beethoven's genetic code has been turned into a classical composition, which will be premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this week.The 15-minute piece, ... Read more...

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Butterflies provide clues on how some species respond to global warming


August 6th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 6 (ANI): By studying two species of butterfly, University of Notre Dame researchers have found evidence of how some species respond to global warming.Dr. Jessica Hellmann and her team have ... Read more...

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Personalized approach to smoking cessation may soon be a reality


July 3rd, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 3 (ANI): Personalised approach to help a person kick the butt is on the anvil, revealed a study from Duke University Medical Center and the National Institute on Drug Abuse ... Read more...

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Genetic makeup identified as key factor that leads to severe sepsis


June 12th, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): Scientists have identified genetic makeup as a key factor for sepsis - a systemic inflammatory reaction occurring during infection that can be a leading cause of death in ... Read more...

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Bacteria may play wider role in people predisposed to obesity


May 27th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): Bacteria may play more of a role in people predisposed to obesity than previously thought, according to new studies."Work currently underway suggests that an interaction between genetic factors ... Read more...

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Healthy food may not be always good


May 26th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, May 26 (ANI): Eating healthy food despite not liking it may not be doing any good to your health, say researchers.Because every person's genetic make-up is unique, they do not derive ... Read more...

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Several new species of killer whales likely to be found in oceans


April 23rd, 2010 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 23 (ANI): A new study has found strong genetic evidence which points to the presence of several different species of killer whales in the world's oceans.Scientists have suspected for some ... Read more...

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Looking For The Best Diet? Ask Your Genes


March 7th, 2010 - 8:46 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Mar 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In an age when the men and women all over the world are over obsessed with watching their weight, and there is one new diet or ... Read more...

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Soon, genetic make-up to decide your diet


March 6th, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 6 (ANI): Kansas State University researchers say diets could soon be tailored for people according to their genetic makeup.According to the scientists, nutrigenomics - the study of the effect ... Read more...

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DNA evidence has enriched our understanding of human history on Earth


February 23rd, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): A collection of recent reviews has offered a timely update on how new genetic evidence, together with archaeological and linguistic evidence, has enriched our understanding of human history ... Read more...

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