genetic trait

Faster body metabolism renders TB drugs ineffective


January 4th, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 4 (IANS) Tuberculosis (TB) which becomes resistent to multi-drugs is not caused by irregular doses, as is widely believed, but by speedy drug metabolism, according to a US ... Read more...

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Happiness not just gene deep


October 5th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 5 (ANI): A German study has challenged the idea that happiness is a genetic trait influenced by early life experiences, and found that feelings of happiness and well being respond ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Parents pass on fewer bad genes to kids


March 11th, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 11 (ANI): Scientists in the U.S. have for the first time unlocked the genetic code of an entire family, and discovered that parents give kids fewer mutations than previously thought.Scientists ... Read more...

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The best musicians all have the perfect pitch


May 20th, 2009 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 20 (IANS) Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Sinatra and Hendrix - these and many others of the world's most famous musicians have had the "perfect" or "absolute" pitch. The ability, defined as recognising the ... Read more...

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It’s the smell, silly, not the looks


March 18th, 2009 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 18 (IANS) Female mammals are likely to follow their noses to the right mate, according to the latest study on the subject. Lab studies of olfactory signalling may provide the ... Read more...

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Serotonin genetic variation makes macaque monkeys, humans play safe


January 17th, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) A genetic variation in serotonin, a brain chemical, influences social behaviour of rhesus macaque monkeys, making them avoid risks or just play safe, a new study says. Humans ... Read more...

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Genetic variation that influences social behaviour in monkeys identified


January 14th, 2009 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 14 (ANI): Scientists have found that a genetic variation involving the brain chemical serotonin influences the social behaviour of rhesus macaque monkeys. The finding attains significance as it may provide ... Read more...

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Gene that dramatically increases colorectal cancer risk uncovered


August 15th, 2008 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 15 (ANI): Northwestern University scientists in the U.S. claim to have discovered a major genetic trait which is present in 10 to 20 per cent of colorectal cancer patients, ... Read more...

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Gene defect may be behind smokers heart-attack risk


December 20th, 2007 - 1:59 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Dec 20 (ANI): Its genetics and not tobacco that plays the major part in causing a heart attack in cigarette smokers, says a new study.According to the study, a common ... Read more...

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