genetic mutations

Scotsman has directly descended from African Eve


July 1st, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 1 (IANS) Retired lecturer Ian Kinnaird who took a DNA test about his ancestry found he has directly descended from the earth's very first woman, who lived 190,000 ... Read more...

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Briton’s DNA links him to world’s first woman (Lead, correcting para two)


June 30th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) A British pensioner got the mother of all shocks when he discovered he was directly related to Eve, the world's first woman who lived 190,000 years ... Read more...

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Briton’s DNA links him to world’s first woman


June 30th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) A British pensioner got the mother of all shocks when he discovered he was directly related to Eve, the world's first woman who lived 190,000 years ... Read more...

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GM crops no longer safe from pests


June 21st, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 21 (IANS) Genetically modified (GM) crops may no longer be safe from the scrouge of pests, underscoring the importance of closely monitoring and countering pest resistance to biotech ... Read more...

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Vitamin K2 found promising in Parkinson’s treatment


May 13th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, May 13 (IANS) Vitamin K2 has shown promise in the treatment of Parkinson's, a condition characterised by lack of movement, tremors and muscle stiffness. Using vitamin K2, Patrik Verstreken, ... Read more...

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‘Low oxygen levels drive cancer growth’


May 6th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 6 (IANS) Low oxygen levels in cells, not genetic mutations, may fuel uncontrollable cancer growth, says a new discovery.If hypoxia, or low oxygen levels in cells, is proven ... Read more...

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A quicker way of detecting hearing loss


October 7th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Oct 7 (IANS) A low cost gene-based technology will detect hearing loss more quickly and cheaply than existing methods.Karen Avraham, professor at the Tel Aviv University's Sackler Faculty ... Read more...

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Resistant gonorrhoea strain may threaten global health


July 11th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 11 (IANS) A new strain of gonorrhoea, resistant to all available antibiotics, is likely to turn the once easily treatable infection into a global health threat. Universite Laval ... Read more...

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Exposure to toxic chemical higher than suspected


June 6th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 6 (IANS) Exposure to a so-called 'gender-bending' chemical found in plastic bottles and household products is greater than previously thought. More 'Bisphenol A' (BPA) can interfere with the ... Read more...

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Scientists identify gene behind rare brain disorder


May 9th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 9 (IANS) Scientist have identified the gene responsible for Kufs disease -- a rare but fatal hereditary brain disorder, usually identified in early adulthood. Kufs is activated by ... Read more...

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Novel approach shows great potential in reducing mortality from flu


April 23rd, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 23 (ANI): A new approach by researchers has shown 'great potential to reduce the morbidity and mortality from flu'.A research on mice has shown that the pulmonary administration of granulocyte ... Read more...

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Patient’s own cells ‘can be reprogrammed to correct genetic defects’


April 5th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 5 (ANI): Scientists from the Morgridge Institute for Research, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of California and the WiCell Research Institute are one step closer to treating individuals with ... Read more...

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Gene that can influence a person’s risk for developing epilepsy identified


April 5th, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): Scientists at Vanderbilt University have discovered a new gene that can influence a person's risk for developing epilepsy.The findings could improve molecular diagnostic tools and point to ... Read more...

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Mouse genome offers human cancer clue


March 24th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): By sequencing the genome of a mouse with cancer, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have uncovered mutations that also drive cancer in humans.Senior ... Read more...

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Full genetic blueprint of blood cancer offers new insights


March 24th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 24 (ANI): For the first time, US scientists have mapped the full genetic blueprint of 'multiple myeloma', a form of blood cancer.The study from 38 cancer samples might now offer ... Read more...

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Genetic changes that may predispose women to pre-eclampsia found


March 23rd, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): A team of scientists have discovered genetic defects that appear to predispose women to a common pregnancy-related medical problem called preeclampsia that can threaten the life of both ... Read more...

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New findings on drug tolerance could help cure TB faster


March 4th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): Current tuberculosis (TB) treatment requires a complex, long-term curative regimen of at least six months but that might change, thanks to a new study.New findings on how TB ... Read more...

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Even a minor cut ‘can trigger tumour’


February 15th, 2011 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 15 (ANI): Scientists at the University of California, San Francisco, have found that even a minor cut can rouse dormant cancer cells into forming a tumour.To determine how cancerous genetic ... Read more...

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New study sheds light on the causes of high blood pressure


February 11th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): Scientists at Yale University have found two new genetic mutations that can cause hypertension in up to a third of patients suffering from a common cause of severe ... Read more...

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Protein involved in cystic fibrosis linked to chronic lung diseases


December 30th, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 30 (ANI): A research team at Johns Hopkins Children's Center has found that a protein involved in cystic fibrosis (CF) also regulates inflammation and cell death in emphysema and may ... Read more...

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Solitary fish may be first model for human depression


November 23rd, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 23 (ANI): Zebrafish that stop swimming when left alone could be the first fish model of a human mood disorder.In 2005, when Herwig Baier of the University of California, was ... Read more...

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Tiny molecules that protect from dangers of sex identified


November 15th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a gene-silencing pathway that protects fungal genome from mutations imposed by a partner during mating.Pathogenic fungi have been found to protect themselves against unwanted genetic ... Read more...

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Oz researchers close to solving mystery of epilepsy deaths


November 7th, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 7 (ANI): A team of researchers from Australia is on the verge of solving the mystery behind sudden deaths of young people with epilepsy.Around 150 youngsters, either who are in ... Read more...

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Genetic deletion identified as major risk factor for autism, schizophrenia


November 5th, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 5 (ANI): An international team of scientists led by Emory University has identified the deletion of a genomic region on chromosome 17 as a significant risk factor for autism spectrum ... Read more...

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Ozzy Osbourne’s genes may explain his survival, say scientists


November 4th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Nov 04 (ANI): Scientists have claimed that Ozzy Osbourne's several genetic mutations are the likely reason he didn't die from drugs and alcohol abuse.Some of them "we've never seen ... Read more...

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Scientists one step closer to a drug treatment for cystic fibrosis


October 13th, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 13 (ANI): Scientists are one step closer to a cure for cystic fibrosis, one of the world's most common fatal genetic diseases, thanks to new study by a University of ... Read more...

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Complexity ‘allows organisms to adapt to environmental change’


September 28th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 28 (ANI): A new study has revealed that instead of decreasing an organism's ability to adapt to environmental changes, complexity in fact boosts it.University of Michigan and Taiwan's National Health ... Read more...

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California scientists hail ‘penicillin moment’ in cancer treatment


September 15th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 15 (ANI): Scientists in the US have hailed a 'penicillin moment' in cancer treatment after trials of a drug that targets the formation of specific tumours using genetic data.The study ... Read more...

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‘Penicillin’ breakthrough in cancer treatment?


September 15th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 15 (IANS) Scientists have hailed as yet another "penicillin moment" the successful clinical trial of a new drug that could halt or reverse the growth of cancer in the human ... Read more...

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Preventive mastectomies pay off for some women


September 4th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 4 (ANI): A long-term study of women who are genetically prone to breast or ovarian cancer has shown that those who undergo major preventive surgeries had a reduced risk of ... Read more...

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Study sheds light on blood stem cell, leukemia link


August 17th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 17 (ANI): Scientists have found at least one key reason why blood stem cells are susceptible to developing the genetic mutations that can lead to adult leukemia.Their finding also ... Read more...

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Genes that caused Silk Route disease identified


July 21st, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 21 (ANI): Scientists have identified key genes that caused a severe inflammatory disease that has spread along the old silk trading routes from the Far East to the edge of ... Read more...

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Exposure to second-hand smoke in the womb may affect long-term health


July 1st, 2010 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 01 (ANI): Children born to non-smoking mothers exposed to second-hand smoke during pregnancy have genetic mutations that may affect long-term health, according to a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of ... Read more...

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Genes, pesticide exposure interact to increase Parkinson’s disease risk


June 15th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 15 (ANI): Researchers have found that genetic mutations and exposure to insecticides in workplaces interact to increase the risk of Parkinson's disease, especially in men."In most cases, the etiology of ... Read more...

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Scientists close to discovering genetic trigger for autism


June 10th, 2010 - 1:53 am ICT by BNO News
LONDON (BNO NEWS) – Scientists on Wednesday said they are close to establishing the genetic triggers for autism, opening up the possibility for earlier diagnosis and new treatments for the condition, the ... Read more...

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