genetic risk factors

Scientists identify genetic link to suicide attempts


March 29th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 29 (ANI): A new study suggests that genetic risk factors may influence the decision to attempt suicide.Johns Hopkins scientists have identified a small region on chromosome 2 that is associated ... Read more...

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Apple juice ‘can enhance Alzheimer’s patients’ mood’


June 15th, 2010 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 15 (ANI): Scientists have found that those suffering from Alzheimer's disease (AD) can enhance their mood with apple juice.In the study, after institutionalized AD patients consumed two 4-oz glasses of ... Read more...

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Genes linked to throat cancer identified


May 31st, 2010 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 31 (ANI): Scientists have found genes associated with throat cancer.Genome Institute of Singapore and Sun Yat-Sen University Cancer Centre identified the three new susceptibility genes.The study, led by the ... Read more...

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Children who lose parent to suicide may go the same way


April 22nd, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 22 (IANS) Losing a parent to suicide makes children more likely to die by suicide themselves and increases their risk of developing a range of major psychiatric disorders, a new ... Read more...

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Genetic links to celiac disease identified


March 1st, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 1 (ANI): British scientists have identified new genetic links to celiac disease.According to the researchers, these latest findings could speed the way towards improved diagnostics and treatments for the autoimmune ... Read more...

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Gene mutations linked to suicide risk among depressed patients identified


February 2nd, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): A new study has led to the discovery of certain genetic mutations that appear to be associated with the risk of attempting suicide among individuals with depression.The mutations ... Read more...

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Dog studies may help understand human genetic disorders


February 2nd, 2010 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 2 (ANI): A new Swedish-Finnish study has indicated that dogs can help understand human complex diseases.In the new Swedish-Finnish study with 81 affected dogs and 57 controls from the Nova ... Read more...

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Genetic variations behind increased prostate cancer risk identified


September 21st, 2009 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 21 (ANI): Taking a major step in prostate cancer research, scientists have found a host of genetic variations that could tell which men are at the highest risk of contracting ... Read more...

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New Alzheimer’s-related genes identified


September 7th, 2009 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 7 (ANI): A group of British scientists have identified two new genes that are linked with Alzheimer's disease.After analysing the gene pool of more than 19,000 older European and U.S. ... Read more...

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DNA theory flawed, says new research


July 16th, 2009 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 16 (IANS) New research by Canadian scientists is set to turn upside down the DNA theory which says that every cell in the body is identical to every other cell. Current ... Read more...

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Genes linked with testicular cancer identified


June 1st, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 1 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have identified genes that put men at three fold risk of developing testicular cancer.The researchers have uncovered variation ... Read more...

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Novel genetic risk factors for kidney disease identified


May 11th, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 11 (ANI): Scientists have found three genes with common mutations that are associated with altered kidney disease risk.One of the discovered genes, the UMOD gene, produces Tamm-Horsfall protein, the most ... Read more...

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Family history linked to increased blood clot risk


March 24th, 2009 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): Children and siblings of people with venous thrombosis, or blood clots in the veins, may be more than twice as likely to develop the condition than those ... Read more...

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Now, biomarker test to diagnose or rule out Alzheimer’’s disease


March 17th, 2009 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 17 (ANI): In a breakthrough study, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have pioneered a biomarker test that can confirm or rule out Alzheimer''s disease.The test ... Read more...

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Links between Blood Group


March 11th, 2009 - 1:33 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
On Tuesday the researchers said from a studying explain the causes of the deadliest kinds of cancer. According to the study people with Blood Type O have a much lower risk for ... Read more...

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Apple juice can delay onset of Alzhemier’s


January 23rd, 2009 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) Drinking apple juice helped mice deliver above average performances in maze trials, which maintained the same level of mental fitness that was otherwise observed as these mice aged.Thomas ... Read more...

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Apple juice can delay onset of Alzheimer’’s disease


January 23rd, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 23 (ANI): Drinking apple juice could help delay the onset of Alzheimer''s disease, says a new study.The study, which has been published in the January 2009 issue of the ... Read more...

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Type 1 diabetes may be linked to digestive disorder


December 11th, 2008 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 11 (ANI): Scientists have identified seven genetic markers shared between Type 1 (juvenile) diabetes and celiac disease, also known as gluten intolerance.The research team from the University of Cambridge ... Read more...

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Majority believe pollution, pesticides cause cancer


August 21st, 2008 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 21 (IANS) A majority of people believe that pollution, pesticides and stress are the major causes of cancer, according to a new survey. Chief executive Cancer Council SA Brenda Wilson ... Read more...

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African gene increases odds of HIV infection


July 17th, 2008 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 17 (IANS) A gene variant found only in people of African ancestry increases the chances of becoming infected with HIV-1 by 40 percent, according to a long-term study. Interestingly, however, ... Read more...

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Scientists identify 21 new genetic risk factors for Crohn’s disease


June 30th, 2008 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
London , June 30 (ANI): After combining data from three independent studies, an international team of researchers have identified 21 new genetic variants that may be responsible for causing Crohn's disease, ... Read more...

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Regular tipple may cut arthritis risk by 50%


June 5th, 2008 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI
London, June 5 (ANI): A regular tipple cuts the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis by up to 50 percent, according to a new study.Researchers at Karolinska Institute came to the conclusion ... Read more...

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Late talking toddlers also tongue-tied later in life


May 28th, 2008 - 2:03 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, May 28 (IANS) One in five late talking toddlers continue to face language problem even till age seven, according to the latest data thrown up by a large study on language ... Read more...

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Late-talking kids continue to have language problems by age 7


May 16th, 2008 - 3:38 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 16 (ANI): A new study on language development has revealed that one in four late talking kids continue to have language problems by the age of seven.The worlds ... Read more...

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Research shows Parkinson’s is primarily an inherited genetic disorder


April 17th, 2008 - 3:12 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 17 (ANI): Mayo Clinic scientists have found in two international studies that Parkinsons disease is primarily an inherited genetic disorder.The researchers say that their findings are based on ... Read more...

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Study shows genes drive childrens changing fears


April 8th, 2008 - 10:32 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Apr 8 (ANI): A new study has shown that common fears in humans are linked to genetic factors, which keep changing as children and adolescents age.The study found that ... Read more...

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New genetic risk factors for prostate cancer identified


February 11th, 2008 - 6:07 pm ICT by admin
London, Feb 11 (ANI): British and Australian scientists have achieved a major genetic breakthrough in the understanding of prostate cancer, paving the way for new tests and treatments for the disease.The scientists ... Read more...

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Researchers identify genetic risk factors linked to lupus


January 21st, 2008 - 2:11 pm ICT by admin
London, Jan 21 (ANI): A new study has identified multiple new genetic risk factors for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), commonly known as lupus, a debilitating autoimmune disease.The large-scale genomic study, conducted by ... Read more...

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Pregnant mums’ drinking linked to conduct problems in kids


November 14th, 2007 - 8:32 am ICT by admin
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Gene behind rheumatoid arthritis identified


November 14th, 2007 - 8:31 am ICT by admin
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Genes behind alcohol sensitivity in fruit flies uncovered


November 14th, 2007 - 8:13 am ICT by admin
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