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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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Scientists crack ancient bone disease


January 4th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 4 (IANS) Traces of a bone infection known as brucellosis were found in ancient skeletal remains, according to a genetic study.Characterised by chronic respiratory illness and fever, brucellosis ... Read more...

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New genetic study helps solve Darwin’s mystery of evolution of flowering plants


April 11th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 11 (ANI): A new study has suggested the evolution and diversification of the more than 300,000 living species of flowering plants may have been "jump started" much earlier than previously ... Read more...

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For first time ever, study proves common genetic roots for autism, epilepsy


April 9th, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): A team of researchers from the CHUM Research Centre (CRCHUM) has for the first time ever identified a new gene that predisposes people to both autism and epilepsy.Led ... Read more...

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Modern humans ‘originated from southern Africa’


March 9th, 2011 - 10:50 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 9 (ANI): An extensive genetic study has suggested that modern humans may have generated out of southern Africa.According to the researchers, the hunter-gatherer populations in the region had the greatest ... Read more...

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Genes linked to hereditary breast and ovary cancer identified


February 19th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): A thesis from University of Malaga has identified two genes linked to hereditary breast and ovary cancer.Biologist Elena Beristain found that few of the mutations found in BRCA1 ... 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 solves 35-yr-old medical mystery using genetics


January 29th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): A team of researchers has finally found the answer to a decades-long medical mystery that started in 1976.Adolfo Pampena was diagnosed with occurrence of multiple tumours in his ... Read more...

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Humans used domesticated dogs as food sources 9,400 years ago


January 13th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): 9,400 years ago, humans not only used domesticated dogs as companions, workers and guardians, but also as food sources, says a new study.Samuel Belknap III, a University of ... Read more...

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Ability to tolerate aggression is partly genetic: Study


December 8th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): UCLA scientists have said that the ability to tolerate aggression is partly genetic."The ability to tolerate aggression is passed on across generations; there is genetic variation in the ... 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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Great whites ended up in Mediterranean after ‘wrong turn’ 450,000yrs ago


November 17th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 17 (ANI): A genetic study has suggested that the great white shark may have ended in the Mediterranean after it took a wrong turn 450,000 years ago, from the seas ... Read more...

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New DNA model identifies first European farmers


November 10th, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): A new study has found that has resolved the age-old issue of the origins of the people who introduced farming to Europe some 8000 years ago.A team of ... Read more...

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Lizards too have family values


October 9th, 2010 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 9 (ANI): While lizards are known for laying their eggs and never looking back, desert night lizards are actually against this stereotype-they have family values, just like humans, found a ... 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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Faulty genes that raise meningitis risk identified


August 9th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 9 (ANI): A new study of has revealed that genetic differences make some people susceptible to developing meningococcal meningitis and septicaemia, and others naturally immune.The research, led by Imperial College ... Read more...

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Meet the American girl, 21, who has to eat every 15mins to stay alive


June 29th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 29 (ANI): An American girl, who suffers from a rare and undiagnosed syndrome that prevents her from putting on weight, has to eat every 15 minutes in order to stay ... Read more...

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Lizzie Velaquez: A girl who must eat every 15 minutes to stay alive


June 29th, 2010 - 1:18 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Austin, Jun 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A Texas girl - Lizzie Velaquez is 21 years old and she suffers from a serious condition, in which she needs to eat every 15 minutes ... Read more...

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Genetic study sheds light on chronic pain


May 7th, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 7 (ANI): Chronic pain, which often occurs without an apparent cause, may be caused by the inadvertent reprogramming of more than 2,000 genes in the peripheral nervous system, suggests new ... 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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Additional genes linked to age-related macular degeneration identified


April 13th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): Three new genes linked with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) have been identified in a large genetic study.Two of these genes are involved in the cholesterol pathway."Genome-wide association ... Read more...

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Small dogs originated in the Middle East: Study


March 15th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 15 (IANS) Small domestic dogs probably originated in the Middle East more than 12,000 years ago, a genetic study has found. Researchers traced the evolutionary history of the IGF1 gene, finding ... Read more...

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Small dogs may have originated in the Middle East 12,000 yrs ago


February 24th, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): A genetic study has found that small domestic dogs probably originated in the Middle East more than 12,000 years ago.Researchers, writing in the open access journal BMC Biology, ... Read more...

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Link between Israel’s lost tribes and Pashtuns of Af-Pak to be genetically analyzed


January 22nd, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 22 (ANI): Reports indicate that Israel is going to fund a rare genetic study to determine whether there is a link between the lost tribes of Israel and the Pashtuns ... Read more...

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Migraine, depression genetically linked


January 18th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) Migraine and depression may share a strong genetic component, according to a new research. "Understanding the genetic factors that contribute to these disabling disorders could one day lead to ... Read more...

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Migraine and depression may have genetic link


January 14th, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): Migraine and depression may share a strong genetic component, says a new study."Understanding the genetic factors that contribute to these disabling disorders could one day lead to better ... Read more...

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Genes work in tandem to regulate early heart development


January 13th, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): In a genetic study, researchers have found that a particular gene, called Gata5, acts in concert with a related gene to regulate early heart development in animals.The study, ... Read more...

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Two new genes behind spine-fusing arthritis identified


January 11th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 11 (ANI): In a new study, researchers have discovered two new genes that are implicated in a spine-fusing type of arthritis, called ankylosing spondylitis (AS).AS, an inflammatory and potentially disabling ... Read more...

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Top Medical Advances in 2009


January 2nd, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 2 (ANI): The largest-ever genetic study of autism spectrum disorders and a remarkable success for gene therapy in reversing inherited blindness have made it to the list of top scientific ... Read more...

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Origins of cavity-causing bacteria revealed


December 24th, 2009 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 24 (ANI): In a new genetic study, researchers have uncovered the complete genetic make-up of the cavity-causing bacterium Bifidobacterium dentium Bd1.The study, led by Marco Ventura's Probiogenomics laboratory at the ... Read more...

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Genomic diversity among African-American populations far more complex than believed


December 22nd, 2009 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 22 (ANI): An international research team has performed a genetic study which reveals that genomic diversity among African and African-American populations are far more complex than originally thought.The research team, ... Read more...

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Skull bone holds key to tackling osteoporosis


December 19th, 2009 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 19 (IANS) Scientists have uncovered basic differences between the bone which makes up the skull and the bones in our limbs, which could hold the key to tackling bone weakness ... Read more...

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Skull bone may help tackle osteoporosis


December 19th, 2009 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 19 (ANI): British scientists have found fundamental differences between the bone which makes up the skull and the bones in our limbs.Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London believe the ... Read more...

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Scientists identify genes that regulate lung health


December 14th, 2009 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 14 (IANS) Scientists have identified five genetic variants that can keep human lungs fit. The research, by an international consortium of 96 scientists from 63 European and Australian centres, sheds ... Read more...

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Genetic defects linked to inflammatory disorder


November 16th, 2009 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 16 (ANI): British scientists have identified certain genetic mutations that contribute to inflammatory disorder, ulcerative colitis.Four genes namely LAMB1, CDH1, CDH3 and HNF4A play vital roles in keeping the intestine ... Read more...

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