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Intestinal stem cells offer clues to colon cancer origin and relapse


March 18th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 18 (ANI): Scientists at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine have discovered that colorectal cancer cells trigger a set of genes similar to those found in intestinal stem cells.They proposed ... Read more...

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New study explores why some diabetics escape complications


January 22nd, 2011 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): A new study from Lund University Diabetes Centre attempts to find out why some diabetics never develop severe or fatal complications.After only ten years with diabetes, 70 per ... Read more...

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Coming soon, do-it-yourself kit for genetic testing


December 26th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
By Himanshu Vatsa New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) A mobile phone-like device will soon rule out a patient's need to visit a pathological lab for detection of genetic disorders and also do away ... Read more...

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Each of us carries up to 100 of the genes linked to cancer, diabetes: Study


October 28th, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 28 (ANI): A new study has found that each of us carries up to 100 of the genes responsible for diseases such as cancer and diabetes.According to a 'catalogue' ... Read more...

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Humans carry 100 genes linked to cancer, diabetes


October 28th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 28 (IANS) All of us are carrying up to 100 genes responsible for cancer and diabetes and around 300 genes which are too flawed to work.Hundreds of researchers from across ... Read more...

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Critics raise concern about direct-to-consumer genetic tests


October 9th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 09 (ANI): Critics have raised concern about the safety risks of Direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic tests available from retailers and the Internet, which let people learn about their genomes without going ... 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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Genetic variants that cause asthma identified


September 23rd, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 23 (ANI): An international study has discovered several genetic variants that substantially increase susceptibility to asthma.The study, which was co-ordinated by researchers from Imperial College London, was performed by the ... Read more...

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Twins help Oz researchers find genes for blindness


September 13th, 2010 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 13 (ANI): Several studies in Australia have found new genes that affect eyesight, all thanks to twins.Stuart MacGregor from the Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR) said, "Using data collected ... Read more...

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Breast-cancer protein purified


August 23rd, 2010 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 23 (ANI): Scientists have purified the protein produced by the breast cancer susceptibility gene BRCA2 and used it to study the oncogene's role in DNA repair.The research by two teams ... Read more...

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Russia gives Poland documents on plane crash probe


August 19th, 2010 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 19 (DPA) Russian investigators gave Poland 11 volumes of documents from their probe into the April 10 plane crash in Smolensk, Russia, that killed president Lech Kaczynski and 95 others. The ... Read more...

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Unrealistic claims of home genetic tests should be avoided


August 19th, 2010 - 3:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 19 (ANI): There is a need to protect consumers from unrealistic claims of home genetic tests, suggests a new study.Direct to consumer (DTC) genetic tests are increasingly being marketed to ... Read more...

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Now, online DIY DNA test to find out if your partner is cheating on you


August 15th, 2010 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 15 (ANI): Suspicious that your partner is cheating on you? Now, buy an online DIY paternity test to check yourself.The company easyDNA.com.au claims its DNA profiling can be performed on ... Read more...

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New forensic test to match suspects’ DNA with crime samples in 4hrs


August 5th, 2010 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 5 (ANI): A newly developed forensic test could help police to check on whether a person's DNA matches that found at past crime scenes while suspects are still being processed ... Read more...

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It’s raining white babies for black couples!


July 22nd, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 22 (ANI): Recently, a white baby girl Nmachi Ihegboro's arrival amazed genetic experts, as she was born to black parents.However, she was not the first case. Another black couple ... Read more...

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Genes that caused Silk Route disease identified


July 21st, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 21 (ANI): Scientists have identified key genes that caused a severe inflammatory disease that has spread along the old silk trading routes from the Far East to the edge of ... Read more...

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Gene mutation that causes rare form of deafness identified


July 13th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 13 (ANI): U-M Medical School scientists have identified a gene mutation that causes a rare form of hearing loss known as auditory neuropathy.U-M's Marci Lesperance and Margit Burmeister led a ... Read more...

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Billy the Kid ‘to get posthumous pardon’


July 11th, 2010 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 11 (ANI): The Wild West's most infamous outlaw, Billy the Kid, may get a posthumous pardon, 129 years after he was supposedly gunned down by Sheriff Pat Garrett, according to ... Read more...

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3 gene mutations hold the key to suicidal behaviour


June 16th, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 16 (ANI): Mutations in three genes could predispose people to suicidal behaviour, found a study study by a team of Spanish researchers at Mount Sinai Hospital and Columbia University in ... Read more...

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First monogamous amphibian discovered in South America


February 23rd, 2010 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 23 (ANI): Scientists have discovered the first monogamous amphibian living in the rainforest of South America.According to BBC News, the finding was made by biologist Dr Jason Brown, then of ... Read more...

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Morbidly obese are missing genes


February 4th, 2010 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 4 (ANI): A small number of extremely overweight people may be missing a section of their DNA, according to a new study.Researchers from Imperial College London and ten other European ... Read more...

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Human growth hormone is no ‘fountain of youth’


January 27th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): Human growth hormone (HGH) may not be the "fountain of youth", according to a new study.Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have found that people, ... Read more...

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Tiny wasps provide hope for vanishing species


January 11th, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 11 (IANS) They may only be 1.5 mm in size, but the tiny wasps that pollinate fig trees can transport pollen 10 times faster than previously recorded by any insect ... Read more...

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Gene linked to canine compulsive disorder identified


January 7th, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): An international team of scientists claim to have identified the gene that appears to play a vital role in compulsive disorder in dogs.Obsessive compulsive disorder is characterized by ... Read more...

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Now, a website to keep track of your family’s medical history


November 24th, 2009 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): What if your physician asks you about your family's health history and you don't have any answer for it? Well, here's a solution- a Web site called Health ... Read more...

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Fig wasps transporting pollen 10 times further than any other insect


November 10th, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 10 (ANI): A research from scientists at the University of Leeds, UK, has found that the tiny fig wasps that pollinate fig trees can travel over 160km in less than ... Read more...

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Childhood kidney disorder may persist into adulthood with long-term complications


September 25th, 2009 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 25 (ANI): A childhood kidney disorder, which was believed to disappear after puberty, is likely to persist into adulthood and cause significant long-term complications, reveals a new study.The study's researchers ... Read more...

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Copernicus’ eyes were blue, not dark brown


July 10th, 2009 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 10 (ANI): Father of modern astronomy Nicolaus Copernicus' eye colour was blue and not dark brown, as had been believed earlier, revealed genetic research on the scientist's remains.The study details ... Read more...

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Thumb-sized bat discovered in volcanic island


June 30th, 2009 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a unique species of a thumb-sized bat in a volcanic island in Africa's Comoros chain.According to a report in National Geographic News, weighing just ... Read more...

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Baboon mums ‘exploit’ chaperones


June 17th, 2009 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 17 (ANI): A new study has shown that male and female baboons form platonic friendships. But while the females clearly benefit, it is a mystery what males get from such ... Read more...

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Blood test predicts chance of dementia


March 6th, 2009 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 6 (IANS) A simple blood test will help determine whether someone has increased chances of suffering frontal lobe dementia or FTD, long before symptoms appear. FTD first strikes the frontal ... Read more...

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Now, simple blood test to predict dementia risk


March 6th, 2009 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 6 (ANI): Scientists have developed a simple blood test that can help predict dementia risk.Frontal lobe dementia (Frontotemporal Dementia, FTD) strikes people at an earlier age. After Alzheimer''s disease, ... Read more...

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Scientists identify ”happiness” gene


February 25th, 2009 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 25 (ANI): If life looks joyful in spite of recession, job insecurity and expanding waistline, then you should consider thanking your "brightside" gene. A gene that affects if we''re cheery ... 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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Scientists shed light on genetics of cancer relapse


November 28th, 2008 - 3:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 28 (ANI): A study conducted by researchers at St Jude Children''s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, has revealed that cancer cells that cause a type of childhood leukaemia to ... Read more...

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