genetic screening

Blame defective gene for malformed faces


July 6th, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) Scientists have located a gene whose mutation wrecks the shape of human faces as well as triggers mental retardation.They looked at patients with Potocki-Shaffer syndrome, a ... 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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Blame habits for childhood obesity, not heredity


February 1st, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 1 (IANS) Lifestyle and not genes are to be blamed for obesity in kids, a survey has revealed.Children become obese when they eat more school meals, watch more TV and ... Read more...

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Childhood obesity comes from unhealthy lifestyle: Study


February 1st, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): In a new study, researchers found that children who are obese were more likely to consume school lunch instead of a packed lunch from home and spend two ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genetic code of sudden death cardiac killer cracked


October 26th, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): Scientists have cracked the genetic code of a sudden death cardiac killer.As a result, researchers in Newfoundland have developed a unique prevention program in which people with ... Read more...

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Babies born using world’s first pre-IVF genetic screening study


October 16th, 2010 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): Two women taking part in the world's first controlled study of a comprehensive genetic screening test before IVF have given birth to healthy babies.The babies, twin girls born ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gene variations that alter key enzyme linked to prostate cancer


October 2nd, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): A new study has found that variations in a gene for an enzyme involved in cell energy metabolism is likely to increase the risk for prostate cancer.Researchers at ... Read more...

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Chromosomal abnormality that causes inherited clubfoot found


July 2nd, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found what they believe to be the most common cause of inherited clubfoot yet discovered.By performing ... Read more...

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Four gene variants that affect vitamin D levels identified


June 10th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 10 (ANI): Scientists have traced four common gene variants linked with blood levels of vitamin D and with an increased risk of vitamin D deficiency.An international research consortium-SUNLIGHT- involving investigators ... Read more...

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Gene linked to birth defects identified


May 31st, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 31 (ANI): An international team of scientists has identified a gene linked to birth defects.The work, co-led by geneticists at the University of Leeds, together with colleagues from institutes and ... Read more...

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Bacteria may play wider role in people predisposed to obesity


May 27th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): Bacteria may play more of a role in people predisposed to obesity than previously thought, according to new studies."Work currently underway suggests that an interaction between genetic factors ... Read more...

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Genetic factors may help predict kidney disease risk


February 24th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): Scientists in Israel and US have identified new genetic factors that they say can help predict who will develop end-stage kidney disease (ESKD).ESKD requires dialysis or transplantation ... Read more...

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Sperm donor passes heart defect to offspring


October 21st, 2009 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 21 (IANS) An American sperm donor, who has an undetected genetic mutation linked to a heart disease, passed on a potentially deadly condition to nine of his 24 offspring, one ... Read more...

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Screening test ‘ups chances of pregnancy for women on IVF’


October 19th, 2009 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 18 (ANI): A genetic-screening test is likely to increase chances of pregnancy for women using in-vitro fertilisation (IVF), according to a study.Dagan Wells, a Senior Fellow in Reproductive Genetics at ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New discovery explains sudden death in epilepsy


October 15th, 2009 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): Researchers from Baylor College of Medicine have identified a 'molecular trigger' that could explain sudden death in epilepsy patients.According to Dr. Jeffrey Noebels, the study's senior author and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Children often diagnosed with intellectual disability at age 3


July 12th, 2009 - 11:22 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 12 (ANI): Despite efforts to create awareness, children are often older than 3 years before they are diagnosed with common inherited form of intellectual disability, according to a new study.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

India may have 60pct of the world’’s heart disease patients by 2010: Study


January 19th, 2009 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
London, Jan 19 (ANI): An international group of researchers has warned that India may have 60 percent of the worlds heart disease patients by 2010, for a study has shown that ... Read more...

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Parents of cancer-free baby plan more such kids


January 11th, 2009 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 11 (ANI): The parents of Britain''s first baby selected genetically to be free of a breast cancer gene have expressed their joy of having the beautiful child and revealed ... Read more...

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Genetic screening to detect cancer risk among people without family history on offer


January 10th, 2009 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 10 (ANI): University College London (UCL) is for the first time offering tests that can detect a raised risk of breast, ovarian, and prostate cancer to people without family ... Read more...

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UKs first baby to be free from breast cancer gene due to be born next week


January 10th, 2009 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
London, January 10 (ANI): Britains first baby to be from a potentially deadly breast cancer gene is due to be born next week, and doctors are hoping that the child will ... Read more...

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Revolutionary test to detect genetic diseases in unborn children developed


October 24th, 2008 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 24 (ANI): British scientists have developed a revolutionary universal test that can enable prospective parents to screen embryos to detect almost any genetic disease in unborn children. The 1,500-pound ... Read more...

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Smarter screening methods could halve bowel cancer


October 15th, 2008 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 15 (IANS) Modifying the approach to genetic screening for cancers could halve deaths caused by a form of bowel cancer that is inherited, according to a new study. John Hopper ... Read more...

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Gene thought to promote cancer suppresses it instead


July 8th, 2008 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): In a surprising study, scientists at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found that a protein previously believed to promote colorectal cancer, TCF7L2, instead suppresses the growth of ... Read more...

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Scientists use yeast cells to screen drugs for neurodegenerative diseases


April 18th, 2008 - 3:30 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 18 (ANI): Penn researchers are developing a novel approach for selecting drugs to fend off neurodegenerative diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease, with the ... Read more...

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Genomics researchers refine marker for common obesity gene


March 12th, 2008 - 1:08 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Mar 12 (ANI): A research team from the Childrens Hospital and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine has further refined the marker to a common obesity gene called FTO ... Read more...

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Genes involved in inflammation linked to eye disease


February 28th, 2008 - 4:37 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): A new study from the University of Southampton suggests that variations in genes involved in inflammation may be a possible clue to degenerative eye disease.Age-related Macular Degeneration, (AMD) ... Read more...

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Novel IVF test may cut risk of twins, triplets


December 31st, 2007 - 4:53 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Dec 31 (ANI): A revolutionary in vitro fertilisation (IVF) test, which may slash the risk of multiple births while increasing the chances of pregnancy, will soon be offered to British ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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