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Fracture prone? Blame your genes


April 22nd, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 22 (IANS) Are you prone to fractures or trip often? If yes, then blame it on some unidentified genetic regions associated with osteoporosis and bone fracture, says a ... Read more...

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Study sheds new light on the causes of chronic liver cirrhosis


March 14th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 14 (ANI): Scientists have offered new clues into the genetics underlying a chronic form of liver disease, called primary biliary cirrhosis, which can lead to transplant surgery for patients.The new ... Read more...

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Evolution caused genetic variation that may affect diabetes


February 8th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): Stanford University researchers have identified genetic variations in a hormone involved in the secretion of insulin-a molecule that regulates blood sugar levels-that occur more frequently in some human ... Read more...

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29 genome regions linked to common form of inflammatory bowel disease


February 7th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 7 (ANI): Researchers have linked 29 genome regions with ulcerative colitis - a common form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).The new findings support the theory that an overactive immune ... Read more...

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Smoking may be in your genes


April 26th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 26 (ANI): For some smokers, quitting the habit could be especially difficult because their dependence may be explained in part by genetics, says a new study.Scientists have identified genetic variants ... Read more...

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Genes linked to brittle bone identified


October 7th, 2009 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 7 (ANI): Scientists from University of Western Australia claim to have identified new genes tied to loss of bone mineral density and osteoporosis.According to molecular geneticist and study author Associate ... Read more...

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Genetic changes blamed for Clostridium difficile infections rise


September 28th, 2009 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 28 (ANI): British researchers have attributed the recent rise in Clostridium difficile infections to genetic changes rather than dirty hospitals.The researchers compared an historic strain and a strain from 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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Genes that can tame wild beasts identified


June 9th, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): A team of German, Russian, and Swedish scientists have found genetic regions that are responsible for animal tameness.Reporting their work in the June 2009 issue of the ... Read more...

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HIV beats our immune system by ‘innovative mutations’


February 28th, 2009 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) The human immunodeficiency virus or HIV adapts so well to the body's immune system that any successful AIDS vaccine must keep pace with its ever mutating profile, researchers ... Read more...

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Scientists reveal how HIV adapts to escape immune response


February 28th, 2009 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, February 28 (ANI): An international group of American and British scientists have found that the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has the ability to adapt to the body''s defence system, which ... Read more...

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Genetic variants linked to early heart attack risk identified


February 9th, 2009 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 9 (ANI): Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have identified nine genetic variants associated with the risk of early heart attack.In the largest study of genetic factors linked to ... Read more...

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Scientists cast light on the genetics of height


April 7th, 2008 - 12:23 pm ICT by admin
London, April 7 (ANI): Scientists have identified dozens of genes and genetic regions that influence height in humans.This advancement results from the efforts of a team of researchersincluding Dr. Tim Frayling ... Read more...

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A tall story? Genes do manipulate height


April 7th, 2008 - 11:17 am ICT by admin
New York, April 7 (IANS) Scientists now have a far clearer picture of what makes some people tall - and others not so. Researchers who last year identified the first gene influencing ... Read more...

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Gene behind rheumatoid arthritis identified


November 14th, 2007 - 8:31 am ICT by admin
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