genetic mutation

High-fat food hastens pancreatic cancer, says study


June 21st, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 21 (IANS) A fat-rich or high-calorie diet can hasten the onset of pancreatic cancer in humans, says a new study. "Our results showed that in mice, a diet ... Read more...

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Lynch syndrome’s mutated genes raise risk of cancers


February 15th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 15 (IANS) People with Lynch syndrome have an increased risk of colon, uterus, ovary, kidney, stomach, bowel and bladder cancers -- thanks to genetic mutation, reveals a research.Researchers ... Read more...

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New technique diagnoses brain cancers non-invasively


January 29th, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 29 (IANS) A new technique diagnoses brain tumours non-invasively, eliminating the need for surgery in patients whose tumours are located in areas too dangerous for biopsy. The new ... Read more...

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Drug protects against fatality from extreme heat


January 9th, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 9 (IANS) Help could be on the way for players or soldiers who are exposed to the risk of extreme heat sensitivity during practice sessions, thanks to a ... Read more...

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Defective gene can strip you of fingerprints


September 19th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) Like DNA, fingerprints are unique to every individual. But what happens when your fingertips do not have those distinctive ridges?Though an exceptionally rare condition -- only ... Read more...

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Walnuts reduce breast cancer risk


September 2nd, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 2 (IANS) A modest amount of walnuts in diet knocked off much of the breast cancer risk among mice.Elaine Hardman from Marshall University's School of Medicine, compared the ... Read more...

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Lack of enzyme creates skewed response to fear


August 12th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 12 (IANS) Do you run away when you should stay or stay when you should run away? If so, an enzyme deficiency might be to blame, a US ... Read more...

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‘Freaky mouse’ defeats common poison


July 25th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (IANS) Mice have found ways of outwitting humans in the matter of survival -- by evolving resistance to common poison.New research by Michael Kohn and colleagues at ... Read more...

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New ‘nanodrug’ can attack breast cancer cells from the inside out


March 30th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 30 (ANI): Researchers at Cedars-Sinai's Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute have developed a new nanodrug that breaks down barriers to attack breast cancer cells from the inside out.Unlike other drugs that ... Read more...

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Liz Taylor owed her sexy eyelashes to ‘genetic mutation’


March 30th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 30 (ANI): Late Dame Elizabeth Taylor, who was regarded as the world's most beautiful woman, was in fact born with a "genetic mutation".The "mutation" in question was nothing more sinister ... Read more...

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How chickens ‘keep their cool’


March 16th, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): The Transylvanian naked neck chicken - once dubbed a Churkey or a Turken because of its hybrid appearance - owes its distinctive look to a complex genetic mutation, ... Read more...

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New treatment strategy effective for certain lung cancers


March 11th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 11 (ANI): Two chemotherapy drugs now indicated for second and third-line therapy in patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer are remarkably effective in treating a certain subset of these patients, ... Read more...

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Gene variant that influences chronic kidney disease identified


March 10th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 10 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a single genetic mutation in the CUBN gene that is associated with albuminuria both with and without diabetes.Albuminuria is a condition caused by the leaking ... Read more...

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Skin cells used to develop heart defect ‘treatment’ in first-of-its-kind


February 10th, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 10 (ANI): Using skin cells from young patients with a severe genetic heart defect, scientists have created beating heart cells that carry the same genetic mutation.The newly created human ... Read more...

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Scientists shed light on why some people cannot give up nicotine


January 31st, 2011 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 31 (ANI): New anti-smoking treatments could be on their way as scientists have found why some people are unable to get rid of their tobacco addiction.A team at the Scripps ... Read more...

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Stem cells from patients could help test cardiac disease treatments


January 18th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 18 (ANI): Stem cells derived from a patient with an inherited heart disease could help test specific treatments for the disease, known as long QT syndrome, say scientists.Researchers from the ... Read more...

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Genetic mutation helps plants use less water without biomass loss


January 12th, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): Purdue University researchers have made a discovery that could reduce the amount of water required for growing plants and help plants survive and thrive in adverse conditions.They have ... Read more...

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Human protein slows muscle damage in muscular dystrophy mice


December 28th, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 28 (ANI): A new study has found that a novel potential therapy based on a natural human protein significantly slows muscle damage and improves function in mice who have the ... Read more...

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Scientists discover gene that triggers violent anger


December 23rd, 2010 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 23 (IANS) Researchers have discovered a genetic mutation that could trigger violent anger under alcohol's influence. They sequenced the DNA of a number of impulsive volunteers and compared those ... Read more...

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Autistic kids ‘have more trouble fueling energy demands of their cells’


December 1st, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 01 (ANI): A new study has discovered that children suffering from autism face more trouble fueling the energy demands of their cells due to dysfunctional mitochondria.The new findings from UC ... Read more...

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MRI recommended for women with personal history of breast cancer


November 29th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 29 (ANI): A new study has suggested that women with a personal history of breast cancer should consider annual screening with MRI in addition to mammography.The American Cancer Society (ACS) ... Read more...

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Drug targets defective protein that causes cystic fibrosis


November 18th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 18 (ANI): A new small study has shown that an investigational drug targeting a defective protein that causes cystic fibrosis (CF) can improve lung function.The investigational drug, VX-770, appeared to ... Read more...

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Genetic mutation that causes most common form of eye cancer identified


November 18th, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 18 (ANI): An international, multi-center study has found a novel oncogene that is associated with uveal melanoma, the most common form of eye cancer.Researchers have isolated an oncogene called GNA11 ... Read more...

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Oz judge allows parents to have boys castrated


November 15th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 15 (ANI): A judge in Australia has allowed the removal of testes from two little boys, giving their parents the authority to move forward with the procedure, which is being ... Read more...

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Court allows Australian kids to get castrated


November 15th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 15 (IANS) Two Australian children, diagnosed with a rare syndrome that affects kidneys and genitalia and can lead to cancer, have been allowed by a court to have their testes ... Read more...

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Targeted drug therapy shows promise against deadly form of lung cancer


November 2nd, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 2 (ANI): Scientists say that a targeted therapy is showing great promise in patients with a deadly form of lung cancer.The multicenter study is testing whether the drug crizotinib ... Read more...

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Milk ‘drove Neolithic immigration of Middle Easterners to Europe’


October 16th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Berlin, Oct 16 (ANI): New research has revealed that immigration from the Middle East to Europe was driven by the newcomers' sophisticated culture, mastery of agriculture - and their miracle food, milk.Archaeologist ... Read more...

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Genetic defect responsible for epilepsy and mental retardation found


October 13th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 13 (ANI): Researchers have detected a genetic mutation responsible for severe mental retardation and epilepsy beginning at infancy.The team, led by Ohad Birk of the Ben-Gurion University, determined that the ... Read more...

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Brit girl, 7, risks brain damage if she eats any protein


October 12th, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 12 (ANI): A young British girl, who suffers from a rare condition, faces the risk of brain damage if she eats anything that has protein in it.Borsi Batki, 7, from ... Read more...

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Chromosomal break leads to puberty gene discovery


October 1st, 2010 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): A break in two chromosomes has given scientists a break in finding a new gene involved in puberty, according to a new study.The study has also helped clear ... Read more...

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Scientists decode genomes of sexually precocious fruit flies


September 17th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 17 (ANI): Scientists have deciphered how lowly fruit flies bred to rapidly develop and reproduce actually evolve over time.The findings by UC Irvine researchers contradict the long-held belief that sexual ... Read more...

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Muscular dystrophy gene mystery cracked


August 20th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 20 (ANI): Scientists have made a critical advance in determining the cause of a common form of muscular dystrophy known as facioscapulohumeral dystrophy, or FSHD.They have identified a DNA ... Read more...

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Eve - the mother of all humans, lived 200,000 years ago


August 18th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 18 (ANI): Eve, the maternal ancestor of all humans, lived about 200,000 years ago, confirms a new study.The Rice University study was based on a side-by-side comparison of 10 human ... Read more...

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Blonde-Haired Blue-Eyed White Baby Born to Black Parents


July 20th, 2010 - 10:52 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
July 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A beautiful little doll of a baby girl with blond wavy hair and blue eyes has been born to a black couple from Nigeria, who are now living ... Read more...

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Revolutionary therapy shows promise for breast cancer patients: Lancet


July 6th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 6 (ANI): A novel therapy has the potential to slow tumour growth in advanced breast cancer, revealed researchers at Penn State University.Researchers found that the revolutionary therapy, designed to attack ... Read more...

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