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Obesity does not impact exam results


July 15th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 15 (IANS) In what could be relief to parents of fat kids, being overweight has nothing to do with academic brightness, asserts a new study, saying that obesity ... Read more...

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Scientists show how infection fighting cells form


July 10th, 2012 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 10 (IANS) Scientists have shown for the first time how an important class of immune cells, which spur development of antibodies to fight infections, comes into being.'Follicular dendritic ... Read more...

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Scientists developing salt-resistant rice


January 23rd, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 23 (IANS) Scientists are developing a salt-resistant rice variety after a huge tsunami last year hit paddy fields in Japan leaving behind a salty sludge. Farmlands that accumulate ... 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...

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18 genetic markers for autism spectrum disorders identified


April 28th, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): A new study has identified 18 novel and highly significant genetic markers for autism spectrum disorders.Researchers at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences divided ... Read more...

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All humans have only 3 types of gut bacteria


April 21st, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 21 (ANI): A new study has found that humans have only three types of gut bacteria.It also uncovers microbial genetic markers that are related to traits like age, gender and ... Read more...

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Endometrial cancer gene identified


April 18th, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 18 (ANI): Researchers from the Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR) and the University of Cambridge have identified an area of the genome that increases the risk of developing endometrial ... Read more...

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Gene combinations linked to hip osteoporosis in postmenopausal women


March 30th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 30 (ANI): A study conducted at the University of Granada says that women with osteoporosis in their hip suffer menopause two years earlier than healthy women.Additionally, researchers have found at ... Read more...

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New genomic technique sheds light on obesity gene variants


November 30th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): A new study has identified DNA variants in two nervous system genes that are associated with an excessively high BMI.Kelly Frazer and colleagues from UC San Diego, Scripps ... Read more...

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Tumours capable of making their own blood vessels: Study


November 22nd, 2010 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 22 (ANI): A new study has revealed that tumours don't rely on their host's blood vessels for nourishment because they can make their own blood vessels.The findings offer an explanation ... Read more...

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We are not what we eat when it comes to gut bacteria


November 17th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): When it comes to gut bacteria, we are not what we eat. The types of gut bacteria that populate the guts of primates depend on the species of ... Read more...

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High-resolution microarray used to advance malaria research


October 26th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): Scientists have developed and used a high-density SNP array for the malaria vector mosquito, which has established 400,000 genetic markers capable of revealing new insights into how the ... Read more...

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Cacao genome sequencing, a boon to chocolate lovers


September 16th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 16 (ANI): Scientists have successfully sequenced the cacao genome, or the so-called chocolate gene-a feat that could give a much-needed boost to the U.S. chocolate industry.The achievement made by the ... Read more...

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‘Gene driven obesity is a myth’


September 1st, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 1 (IANS) Obesity researchers have rubbished the excuse that we are "slaves" to our genes. They found that by exercising people could slough off 40 percent of the extra weight ... Read more...

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Mothers aid mating success of male bonobos


September 1st, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 1 (ANI): In a study on bonobos, researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology have found that the presence of mothers enhances the mating success of their sons ... Read more...

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Whale sharks can produce many offspring from single mating session


August 25th, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 25 (ANI): A new paternity study on female whale sharks has shown that these ocean-roaming giants can continue to produce many offspring from a single mating session.The results of the ... Read more...

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Thymus cells successfully transformed into skin cells


August 19th, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 19 (ANI): Swiss researchers have successfully transformed cells taken from the thymus into skin cells - a discovery that may have important ramifications for the field of organ regeneration.The findings ... Read more...

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Scientists ‘one step closer’ to predictive blood test for TB


August 19th, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 19 (ANI): Scientists have said that they are 'one step closer' towards a predictive blood test for tuberculosis.A DNA fingerprint in the blood could identify which carriers of TB will ... 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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New genetic marker of ovarian cancer risk discovered


July 21st, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): Scientists from the Yale University have discovered a new genetic marker that can help in predicting the risk of developing the fatal and hard to detect ovarian cancer.The ... 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 markers could help detect early prostate cancer onset


June 8th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center have found a series of genetic mutations that could help detect early onset of prostate cancer.The study was presented ... Read more...

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Genetic markers of adult obesity risk linked to infancy weight gain, growth


May 26th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 26 (ANI): A new study has associated greater early-infancy gains in weight and length to genetic markers for adult obesity risk.The proportion of overweight and obese children is increasing across ... Read more...

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Mothers Kissing The ‘Owies’ Of Their Children Can Bequeath Advantages To The Health Of Those Children


May 19th, 2010 - 10:34 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 19, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): A fresh research has come about with the ending that a mother, who kisses her child's ‘owies’ (wounds), bequeaths more health advantages to the child ... Read more...

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Kissing a kid’s ‘owies’ may be good for health


May 19th, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, May 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) New research that was published online in Molecular Psychiatry, says that parent's love and affection is good for their children’s health. The report says moms and ... Read more...

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Diapers’ contents may help detect intestinal disease in kids


February 23rd, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): Life threatening intestinal problems in babies could soon be detected with the help of their diapers' contents, say researchers.This medical test, initially researched for aging adults, also could ... Read more...

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Gene variation protects some survivors of sexual abuse against alcohol


February 3rd, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): In a new study, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found that some adults sexually abused as children - and therefore at high risk ... Read more...

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Grid computing network extends frontiers of research


January 13th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 13 (IANS) The power of grid computing, explored by a European consortium, is helping extend research in a multitude of disciplines, ranging from genetic origins of heart disease to ... Read more...

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Cells that protect nerves culprit for devil facial tumour disease in Australia’s tassies


January 1st, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 1 (ANI): An international team of scientists has discovered that the cells which protect nerves are the likely origin of the Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD) that has been devastating ... Read more...

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Genomic diversity among African-American populations far more complex than believed


December 22nd, 2009 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 22 (ANI): An international research team has performed a genetic study which reveals that genomic diversity among African and African-American populations are far more complex than originally thought.The research team, ... Read more...

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Microbial ‘cowboys’ tie down shifting soil in American Southwest


November 18th, 2009 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 18 (ANI): Researchers from Arizona State University (ASU) have discovered that several species of microbes, at least one found prominently in the deserts of the American Southwest, have evolved the ... Read more...

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Genome of hospital superbug C. difficile unravelled


September 25th, 2009 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 25 (ANI): Scientists from London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute claim to have unravelled the genome of the most virulent form of hospital ... Read more...

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Decoding of potato genome expected to help improve its disease resistance and nutritional value


September 25th, 2009 - 3:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 25 (ANI): Scientists have decoded the genome of the potato, with the first draft expected to help breeders improve yield, quality, disease resistance and nutritional value of the crop.Potatoes are ... Read more...

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Why some women develop breast cancer earlier than others


July 15th, 2009 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): Researchers at New Jersey's only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center have taken a step towards unlocking the mysteries of why some women develop breast cancer at an earlier age ... Read more...

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Immune system may trigger schizophrenia


July 6th, 2009 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) Schizophrenia, a mental disease, is thought to be caused by the interaction of both genetic and environmental factors. Researchers have, however, identified additional genes that confirm what scientists ... Read more...

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