genetic studies

Chemical mechanism behind bugs’ antibiotic resistance identified


April 29th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 29 (ANI): For the first time, scientists have discovered a unique chemical mechanism by which bacteria evolve themselves to become resistant to antibiotics.The finding may help in designing compounds to ... Read more...

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Worm studies shed light on protein associated with human cancers


April 23rd, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 23 (ANI): University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists studying a worm have come closer to a protein associated with a number of different human cancers, which may point to a highly targeted ... Read more...

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5 more genes behind Alzheimer’s disease risk identified


April 4th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 04 (ANI): A consortium of Alzheimer's researchers, including a team from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, has identified five more new genes that when present add to risk of developing ... Read more...

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Common lab dye may be the key to longevity


March 31st, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 31 (ANI): A new study has shown that basic Yellow 1, a dye used in neuroscience laboratories around the world to detect damaged protein in Alzheimer's disease, is a wonder ... Read more...

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Genetic study sheds light on how humans colonised the Pacific


February 4th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): University of Leeds researchers have found new evidence that may overturn the current theories of how humans colonised the Pacific.The islands of Polynesia were first inhabited around 3,000 ... Read more...

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Study finds gene mutation strongly linked to schizophrenia


February 3rd, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 3 (ANI): A team of scientists has discovered a gene mutation strongly linked to schizophrenia and a signaling pathway that may be treatable with existing compounds."In some ways, this is ... Read more...

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‘Newest’ cat Sunda leopard has two distinct species


January 23rd, 2011 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 23 (ANI): The 'newest' cat species-the Sunda clouded leopard-exists in reality in two distinct forms, scientists have confirmed.This big cat is so enigmatic that researchers only realised it was a ... Read more...

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Kidney disease gene linked to debilitating mental disorder


January 5th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 5 (ANI): Oz researchers have found that gene mutations, which cause a rare kidney disease, may also be involved in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).Researchers from the Centenary Institute in Sydney ... Read more...

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Scientists identify Henri IV’s head after 400 years


December 15th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 15 (ANI): A team of scientists has identified the head of French King, Henri IV, from the skeletons of monarchs lying in mass graves in the Royal Basilica of Saint-Denis ... Read more...

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Arjun Deb gets Katz Basic Science Research Prize for Young Investigators


December 1st, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): Arjun Deb of Indian origin has been awarded the Louis N. and Arnold M. Katz Basic Science Research Prize for Young Investigators.Deb is an assistant professor of medicine ... Read more...

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Largest genetic study of anorexia nervosa detects common, rare variants


November 20th, 2010 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): Scientists have identified both common and rare gene variants associated with the eating disorder anorexia nervosa.In the largest genetic study of this psychiatric disorder, researchers at The ... Read more...

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Plants, animals use similar mechanism when fending off diseases


November 19th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): Through the ages, plants and animals have developed strikingly similar mechanisms for detecting microbial invasions and resisting diseases, says a new study.This revelation is a result 15 years ... Read more...

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How non-migrating grey whales survived the ice age


October 18th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 18 (ANI): A new study attempts to shed light on how non-migrating grey whales survived the last ice age.Grey whales feed on the seafloor at depths of up to 50 ... Read more...

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Cheap, accurate test to predict prostate cancer developed


October 14th, 2010 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 14 (ANI): British scientists have developed a test to check the risk of prostate cancer in men.The breakthrough raises the prospect of millions being screened for the disease in the ... Read more...

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Scientists decode West Nile mosquito’s DNA


October 1st, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): An international team of researchers has cracked the DNA sequence of the mosquito species whose bite transmits West Nile virus, St. Louis encephalitis virus and the microscopic worm ... Read more...

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Allergies ‘a consequence of asthma, not cause of it’


September 24th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Sep 24 (ANI): A new genetic study has revealed that allergies are an outcome of asthma, not a cause of it.Scientists have also found seven genes linked to the development of ... Read more...

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Humans migrated from Africa to India 20,000 yrs earlier than believed


September 20th, 2010 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 20 (ANI): A discovery of Stone Age tools, mainly either spear heads or scrapers, has revealed that migration from Africa to India and other South-East Asian countries as well as ... Read more...

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Possible risk gene for schizophrenia identified


September 15th, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 15 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a risk gene for schizophrenia, including a potentially causative mutation, using genome-wide association data-mining techniques and independent replications.Although scientists have earlier used genome-wide association studies ... Read more...

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Cucumber, melon’s common ancestor originated in Asia


July 21st, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 20 (ANI): Cucumber (Cucumis sativus) and honeydew melon (C. melo) have long been thought to have originated and diversified in Africa. However, wild populations which evolved into melons and cucumbers ... Read more...

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Genes associated with osteoporosis identified


May 4th, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 4 (ANI): Researchers at Jewish General Hospital in Montreal have identified 20 genes associated with osteoporosis and bone weakness, including 13 genes never previously associated with the disease.Osteoporosis is a ... 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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Specific gene regulates intelligence in patients with Williams Syndrome


April 23rd, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): The brain gene STX1A plays a significant role in the level of intelligence displayed by patients with Williams Syndrome (WS), a team led by a University of Utah ... Read more...

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Simple eye test can detect mental disorders


January 27th, 2010 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 27 (IANS) A simple eye test can help diagnose inherited mental health conditions such as bipolar disorder or manic depression, according to new evidence. Monash University neuroscientist Steven Miller led a ... Read more...

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Genetic studies reveal new causes of severe childhood obesity


December 7th, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 7 (ANI): Scientists in Cambridge have found that genetic alteration can lead to severe obesity in childhood.According to a study published in Nature, the loss of a key segment of ... Read more...

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Genetic information from extinct bison could improve modern agricultural livestock


October 21st, 2009 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Adelaide, October 21 (ANI): In a new study, University of Adelaide researchers have determined that genetic information from an extinct species of bison preserved in permafrost for thousands of years could help ... Read more...

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New, improved zebrafish cloning method may further human health research


August 31st, 2009 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 31 (ANI): In what may eventually prove very useful in human health research, scientists at Michigan State University have come up with a more efficient method to clone zebra fish. ... Read more...

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Genetic mutation linked to hereditary neuroendocrine tumour identified


July 24th, 2009 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 24 (ANI): Scientists from University of Utah have identified a genetic mutation linked to hereditary form of a rare neuroendocrine tumour called paraganglioma (PGL).Paragangliomas are rare, generally benign tumors that ... Read more...

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Genes, environment influence alcohol use among teens


July 17th, 2009 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 17 (ANI): Teens' alcohol use and behaviour problems are influenced by both genetic and environmental factors, a new study has found."In the past, research on genetic and environmental influences ... 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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Scientists find protein that triggers plant cell division


June 12th, 2009 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): Scientists have found a protein that triggers division of cells in plants.Parent cells must be able to divide in ways that create daughter cells that are different from ... Read more...

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Different genes cause loss of body parts in similar fish


June 5th, 2009 - 11:55 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 5 (ANI): A new research has shown that different genes can cause loss of body parts in similar fish, by comparing how 2 species of sticklebacks lost pelvises and body ... Read more...

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‘Humanised’ mice speak volumes about why we talk


May 30th, 2009 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 30 (IANS) Mice carrying a 'humanised version' of a gene believed to influence speech and language may not actually talk, but they say a lot about our evolutionary past, according ... Read more...

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Rats have fierce loyalty to ‘home’


May 28th, 2009 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 28 (IANS) Although rodents have a free run of the city, they develop a fierce sense of loyalty to the neighbourhoods where they spend the rest of their lives. Rats typically ... Read more...

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Rats are loyal to their neighbourhoods


May 27th, 2009 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): In what may have important implications to controlling diseases that spread from rats to humans, Johns Hopkins scientists have found that rodents spend the majority of their lives ... Read more...

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Found: 25 new genes that may trigger diabetes


May 12th, 2009 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 12 (IANS) An international team of scientists has identified more than 40 genes, including 25 new ones, that could be factors in triggering type-1 diabetes. Leading the Asia Pacific arm of ... Read more...

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