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Stress, depression can shrink brain


August 13th, 2012 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) Don't take stress or depression lightly, they can actually shrink the brain and contribute to both emotional and mental degradation, according to a US study.Now researchers ... Read more...

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Genetic switch that increases muscle blood supply identified


March 2nd, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have identified a genetic switch that can increase the number ... Read more...

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Genetic switch that controls tissue regeneration found


February 4th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): It is well known that human body has the ability to heal itself. Thanks to the presence of stem cells, many organs can undergo continuous renewal. But this ... Read more...

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Chilli compound shows pain relief promise


December 22nd, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 22 (ANI): Researchers at Aberdeen University are using the compound that gives chillies their kick in the fight against chronic pain.They have identified how genes are 'turned on' to make ... Read more...

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Genetic switch may explain ‘intersex disorder’


December 3rd, 2010 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): In some families, a child is born as a son, but develops physically as a female, although she may not menstruate, and her brothers and male cousins may ... Read more...

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Restoring gene may slow spread of advanced lung tumours


November 25th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): Cancer biologists have revealed that restoring the gene for cancer protein p53 could slow the spread of advanced lung tumours, but doesn't help early-stage cancers.The findings by experts ... Read more...

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Freezable fruit fly created to extend organ donor shelf life


August 20th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 20 (ANI): A team of Rutgers-Camden biologists is working to engineer cold tolerant fruit flies and ultimately human cells within the next three years.The research breakthrough can be credited to ... Read more...

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Drugs that could ’switch on’ memory offer hope to Alzheimer’s sufferers


May 7th, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 7 (ANI): Scientists have identified a genetic switch that causes memory impairment in mice when it goes into 'off' mode, raising hopes of powerful new drugs to treat Alzheimer's and ... Read more...

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Genetic “switch” that makes fruit flies alcohol tolerant identified


October 22nd, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): Fruit flies have a genetic "switch" that makes them more tolerant to alcohol, according to researchers at North Carolina State University.This metabolic switch also has implications for the ... Read more...

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Why some women suffer breast cancer relapses


October 5th, 2009 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 5 (ANI): Scientists at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre in New York City have found out why some women suffer relapses years after beating breast cancer.Leading oncologist Dr. Larry Norton has ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover ‘genetic switch’ that can trigger leukaemia


September 28th, 2009 - 11:44 am ICT by ANI
London, September 28 (ANI): Experts at the Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute at Cambridge University have identified a broken genetic "switch" that can trigger leukaemia, and believe that this breakthrough may ... Read more...

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Genetic region responsible for cardiovascular collapse during anaesthesia found in rats


September 12th, 2009 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 12 (ANI): A study on rats has led to the identification of the genetic region responsible for cardiovascular collapse during anaesthesia.Researchers at The Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee ... Read more...

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Genetic ’switch’ to get more insulin-producing cells identified


August 7th, 2009 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 7 (ANI): Experimenting on mice, a research team has found a way to convert another type of pancreas cell into the critical insulin-producing beta cells, which are lost in type ... Read more...

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Indian-origin scientist finds genetic switch that may help treat vascular diseases


July 6th, 2009 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 6 (ANI): Taking a big leap towards finding a treatment of vascular diseases, a team led by an Indian-origin scientist at the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease (GICD) has discovered ... Read more...

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Scientists create ’switch’ that turns stem cells into muscle


March 31st, 2009 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 31 (ANI): American scientists have created a "switch" that allows mutations or light signals to be turned on in muscle stem cells to monitor muscle regeneration in a living mammal.The ... Read more...

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Vaccine that may provide protection against multiple strains of bacteria developed


October 22nd, 2008 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): Researchers at University of California, Santa Barbara, have developed a new vaccine that may one day provide protection from multiple strains of bacteria.While the conventional vaccines protect ... Read more...

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Genetic switch in the brain that regulates body weight and fertility identified


September 1st, 2008 - 11:49 am ICT by ANI
London, September 1 (ANI): Experiments on mice conducted at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have uncovered a master switch in the animals brain that controls both body weight and fertility. ... Read more...

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Now, a pill that helps you shed weight sans exertion


August 1st, 2008 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 1 (ANI): Hitting the gym twice in a day to fight that extra flab? Well, you can now forget the painful exertion, courtesy the treadmills and spin classes, for ... Read more...

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Genetic switch can unlock secrets of cancer


April 21st, 2008 - 1:54 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, April 21 (IANS) Researchers have mapped the genetic switches that will help open up ways to unlock the secrets of cancer and other diseases. These genetic switches are methylation points, numbering ... Read more...

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Stressed-out mums-to-be put unborn babies at risk of life-threatening diseases


March 30th, 2008 - 4:36 pm ICT by admin
London, Mar 30 (ANI): Researchers at Edinburgh University have found that women who suffer from stress during pregnancy are more likely to pass on life-threatening diseases to the unborn child and ... Read more...

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Royal jelly destines honeybee larvae to become queens instead of workers


March 14th, 2008 - 4:23 pm ICT by admin
London, March 14 (ANI): Scientists have identified the key factor that determines which bee larvae will turn into queens royal jelly.Dr Ryszard Maleszka and colleagues from the Australian National University in ... Read more...

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Revealed: secrets of mimic butterfly’s wing pattern


February 27th, 2008 - 6:03 pm ICT by admin
London, Feb 27 (IANS) The mocker swallowtail butterfly's unique ability to hoodwink predators by sporting wing patterns and colours mimicking those of poisonous species is thanks to a developmental gene, say scientists. ... Read more...

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MicroRNA regulates critical properties of cancer stem cells


December 14th, 2007 - 5:27 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Dec 14 (ANI): Researchers have found a genetic switch belonging to a class of molecules called microRNAs that regulate the cancer stem cells in mice.Tumor stem cells, which live indefinitely ... Read more...

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Scientists discover genetic switch for internal body clock


December 13th, 2007 - 1:14 pm ICT by admin
London , Dec 13 (ANI): A team of researchers including an Indian scientist have identified the chemical switch that facilitates the genetic mechanism controlling human bodys circadian rhythms or the internal body ... Read more...

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The genetic switch that can turn homosexuality on and off identified


December 10th, 2007 - 1:40 pm ICT by admin
London, Dec 10 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have found that a mutation in a gene known as gender-blind (GB), can make fruit flies homosexual, and that manipulating ... Read more...

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