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World’s first bedside genetic test developed


March 30th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 30 (IANS) Canadian researchers have developed the world's first genetic test which can be done at the patient's bedside with just a swab from his cheek. This revolutionary ... Read more...

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First genetic test for predicting IVF success developed


January 16th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): Researchers have developed the first genetic blood test for predicting the chances that in vitro fertilization (IVF) will lead to a successful pregnancy.The test is based on the ... Read more...

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Same gene linked to Alzheimer’s and heart attacks


December 10th, 2010 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): A new study has found that Alzheimer's disease and heart attacks share common genetic basis.It may pave way for the first genetic test on developing the risk of ... Read more...

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Now, genetic test to predict menopause


October 18th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 18 (ANI): Women might soon be able to take a genetic test in their twenties that would foresee how long they can delay bearing a child, a new study ... Read more...

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Genetic test could predict menopause in women


October 18th, 2010 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 18 (IANS) A genetic test will help predict how long women in their 20s can delay having children. Researchers have found a group of genes that are linked ... Read more...

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Genetic patterns that may predict osteoarthritis identified


September 22nd, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 22 (ANI): Researchers have identified genetic patterns that may predict osteoarthritis.Scientists from University of North Carolina and Interleukin Genetics, Inc. revealed the findings from a large clinical study to evaluate ... Read more...

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Indian-American’s padded resume halts cancer drug trials


July 21st, 2010 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, July 21 (IANS) Researchers have stopped three clinical trials that rely on the work of an Indian-American scientist who allegedly falsely claimed to be a Rhodes scholar on applications ... Read more...

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Soon, a genetic test to locate family origins ‘within miles’


July 6th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 6 (ANI): A simple genetic test could soon help people discover the exact origins of their family within a few miles, researchers claim. University of Edinburgh researchers claimed that ... Read more...

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Mosquito saliva on honey-soaked cards may signal infection outbreaks


June 8th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 8 (ANI): Scientists are analysing saliva samples containing viral RNA, from mosquitoes, to determine the possibility of infection.Scientists earlier used traps baited with carbon dioxide or light to attract the ... Read more...

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Walgreens postpones the sale of their genetic test kits


May 14th, 2010 - 2:32 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
San Diego, May 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Walgreens has been forced to put their plans on the backburner for the sale of personal genetic test kits. The Food and Drug Administration intervened into ... Read more...

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FDA Warning Causes Walgreens’ Halt On Genetic Testing Kit


May 14th, 2010 - 1:26 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
May 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Walgreens recently announced their intention to be the first store to sell genetic testing kits which would give people advanced notice as to whether or not they are ... Read more...

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Simple genetic test may lead to more personalized breast cancer treatment


May 7th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 7 (ANI): US researchers say that a simple genetic test that uses just three genes is among the most effective means of classifying breast cancer into sub-types.The findings are a ... Read more...

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Genetic test may help ‘personalize’ drugs for cancer patients


March 1st, 2010 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 1 (ANI): A genetic test that predicts how well chemotherapy will work in cancer patients is being developed by scientists.According to creators, the revolutionary test will allow doctors to prescribe ... Read more...

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Soon, genetic test that can tell when a woman’s biological clock will stop


November 5th, 2009 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 5 (ANI): A genetic test that can tell a woman how long she has left to start a family might be on offer by the next year, say scientists.Researchers have ... Read more...

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Women opting for surgical removal of breasts, ovaries to cut cancer risk


August 6th, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 6 (ANI): An increasing number of women at high risk for breast or ovarian cancer are choosing to undergo surgery as a precautionary measure to decrease their cancer risk, say ... Read more...

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New genetic test to detect inherited diseases in embryos


July 11th, 2009 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, July 11 (IANS) A new genetic test to spot almost all inherited diseases, including cystic fibrosis, mental retardation and some types of cancer, in embryos fertilised in the test tube, ... Read more...

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Novel genetic test improves pregnancy rates in older women


June 30th, 2009 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): Scientists from University of Oxford, UK claim to have developed a new less invasive genetic test that has found to greatly improve pregnancy rates in older women with ... Read more...

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People with family history of genetic disease at discrimination risk


June 10th, 2009 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 10 (ANI): A new study on Canadians has found that people with a family history of genetic disease are often discriminated by insurance companies and their relatives and friends.With medical ... Read more...

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New test will predict risky pregnancies


May 12th, 2009 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 12 (IANS) Researchers are developing the first genetic test to predict which pregnancies are most likely to develop complications, long before symptoms surface. Led by Claire Roberts, associate professor at ... Read more...

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Soon, genetic test to identify pregnancy risks


May 12th, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (ANI): A team of Australian scientists is developing a genetic test to identify pregnancies at risk of complications before symptoms arise.The research team, led by Associate Professor Claire Roberts, ... Read more...

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Genetic test may help determine heart surgery complication risk


May 1st, 2009 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 1 (ANI): A new study has revealed that a simple genetic test can help determine a patient's risk of developing complications following cardiac surgery.While cardiac surgery puts an individual at ... Read more...

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New risk factor for melanoma in women found


March 25th, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 25 (ANI): Scientists at NYU Langone Medical Center have found that a genetic variation leads to a nearly four-fold increase of melanoma in women under the age of 50."If ... Read more...

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DNA linked to heart attacks among young people


February 10th, 2009 - 9:47 am ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 10 (IANS) Yes, genetics do play a role in triggering heart attacks, says a new study piloted by an Indian American researcher.The study has found nine spots in human ... Read more...

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Gene that can predict alcoholism identified


December 9th, 2008 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 9 (ANI): Scientists have identified a gene that may help identify people who are more susceptible to alcohol abuse later in life.Dr Raymond White, who led the team at ... Read more...

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Dyslexia may be in your genes


October 11th, 2008 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 11 (ANI): German researchers say that dyslexia, a learning disability whose sufferers struggle with reading and writing, can occur due to genetic causes. We are trying to find out ... Read more...

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Researchers find clue to genetic cause of fatal birth defect


October 10th, 2008 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 10 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine have found that a novel enzyme may play a significant role in anencephaly a rare fatal ... Read more...

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Gene may explain why Labradors collapse after hunting


September 22nd, 2008 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 22 (IANS) Researchers have identified a gene which is linked with Labradors collapsing soon after an intense hunting or retrieving exercise, in a condition known as exercise-induced collapse or EIC. ... Read more...

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Soon, a gene test to help patients in fighting bowel cancer


June 3rd, 2008 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne , June 3 (ANI): Australian oncologists have made a major breakthrough that would enable a gene test to predict how bowel cancer patients would react to the current drug therapies.The ... Read more...

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Genetic test to predict lung cancer recurrence on the horizon


May 20th, 2008 - 2:45 pm ICT by admin
Washington , May 20 (ANI): A genetic test to predict a patients risk of lung cancer recurrence could soon become a medical reality, thanks to researchers at Columbia University .The team ... Read more...

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Bowel cancer risk governed by your race and country


March 31st, 2008 - 7:02 pm ICT by admin
London, March 31 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Edinburgh have shown that chances of getting cancer depends on an individual's country, by finding that genes linked to the deadly disease ... Read more...

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