genetic variant

Unique genetic adaptation helped our brain grow


April 13th, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, April 13 (IANS) Humans adapted genetically about 300,000 years ago to be able to produce larger amounts of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, says a study.The human nervous system ... Read more...

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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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Intelligence genes may not be tied to sharp brain


February 26th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 26 (IANS) Genes thought to be linked to intelligence may have no bearing on our mental sharpness and identifying its specific genetic roots may still be a long ... Read more...

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Cancer research finds two genetic variants


October 10th, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Brisbane (Australia), Oct 10 (IANS) Scientists have discovered two new genetic variants that increase the risk of melanoma skin cancer.The variants were discovered in the study of the DNA of ... Read more...

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Lookout for your coffee gene!


September 18th, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 18 (IANS) Coffee and your genes have a strong connection - a particular gene could be playing a role in your liking for coffee, new research says.A small ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Genetics influence alcohol dependence, brain activity


April 13th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): Researchers have uncovered a new link between genetic variations associated with alcoholism, impulsive behavior and a region of the brain involved in craving and anxiety.The results suggest that ... Read more...

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Heavy beer drinking, gene variant up gastric cancer risk


April 5th, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): A new study has found that heavy beer drinkers who have a specific genetic variant in the cluster of three genes that metabolize alcohol are at significantly higher ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists identify genetic link to suicide attempts


March 29th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 29 (ANI): A new study suggests that genetic risk factors may influence the decision to attempt suicide.Johns Hopkins scientists have identified a small region on chromosome 2 that is associated ... Read more...

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Scientists discover gene that triggers violent anger


December 23rd, 2010 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 23 (IANS) Researchers have discovered a genetic mutation that could trigger violent anger under alcohol's influence. They sequenced the DNA of a number of impulsive volunteers and compared those ... Read more...

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Genetic variant ‘triples odds of cocaine abuse’


December 22nd, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): A new study has revealed that nearly one in five whites could carry a genetic variant that substantially increases their odds of being susceptible to severe cocaine abuse.This ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New insight into the cause of common dementia


November 18th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a clue as to how some people develop a form of dementia that affects the brain areas associated with personality, behavior, and language.Researchers at ... Read more...

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Gene discovery supports handedness, language-related disorders link


November 5th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 5 (ANI): Scientists have identified a genetic variant, which influences whether a person with dyslexia is more skilled with either the left or right hand.The finding identifies a novel ... Read more...

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City life gives you immunity from diseases


September 24th, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 24 (IANS) Living in cities helps people develop immunity to diseases, finds a study. Researchers discovered that such people are more likely to have a genetic variant that protects them from ... Read more...

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New hope for heart attack patients


September 14th, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 14 (ANI): A major drug trial has brought scientists closer to making a drug that could prevent thousands of deaths from heart attacks.From the past six years, international clinical ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genetic variant linked to TB susceptibility in Africans identified


August 9th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 9 (ANI): Using a technique known as a genome-wide association (GWA) study, scientists have identified a genetic variant which increases susceptibility to tuberculosis (TB) in African populations.This is the ... Read more...

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Genetic variant that substantially increases schizophrenia risk identified


August 6th, 2010 - 11:30 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 6 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a genetic variant that substantially increases the risk for developing schizophrenia.The study associates a deletion on chromosome 3 with increased incidence of schizophrenia.Schizophrenia is ... Read more...

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Why some are more susceptible to pain than others


August 5th, 2010 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 5 (ANI): Scientists have identified a gene associated with susceptibility to chronic pain in humans, signaling a significant step toward better understanding and treating the condition.The degree of pain experienced ... Read more...

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Success of hepatitis C treatment may depend on genetic variant


June 13th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 13 (ANI): Scientists have found that a small genetic change can help predict how people infected with hepatitis C react to treatment, paving the way to personalised therapy for this ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Here’s why Tibetans thrive in thin air


June 8th, 2010 - 11:42 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): Scientists have uncovered the genetic secrets that allow Tibetans to thrive in thin air.Reporting in the online edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, an international ... Read more...

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Boffins find first common gene for congenital heart disease


May 27th, 2010 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): A genetic variant on chromosome 5 that strongly raises the risk of congenital heart disease has been found by researchers.Although congenital heart disease represents the most common major ... Read more...

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Why alcohol affects people in very different ways


May 19th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 19 (ANI): Researchers have found the key that could explain why alcohol affects people in different ways-a receptor gene variant.A genetic variant of a receptor in the brain's reward circuitry ... Read more...

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Milk-renal cell cancer risk: No concrete proof


May 6th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 6 (ANI): A study has cast doubt on previous research that suggested drinking milk was related to factors that may increase the risk of renal cell cancer."The data in this ... Read more...

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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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Genetic variant raises lung cancer risk for light smokers


March 10th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 10 (ANI): Individuals who carry a particular genetic variant are at much higher risk of developing lung cancer from exposure to second-hand smoke than others, even if they rarely come ... Read more...

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A gene for Alzheimer’s sharpens young minds


February 16th, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 16 (ANI): A genetic variant that raises risk of Alzheimer's disease can improve the brain function of carriers when they are younger, researchers have found."From an evolutionary perspective it makes ... Read more...

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Scientists identify gene linked to biological ageing in humans


February 8th, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 8 (IANS) Scientists have identified specific genetic variants associated with biological ageing in humans. Biological ageing, as distinct from chronology ageing, includes changes in the physical structure of the body as ... Read more...

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Genetic variant linked to ageing in humans identified


February 8th, 2010 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 8 (ANI): An international team of scientists has identified certain genetic variants that appear to cause biological ageing in humans.After analysing more than 500,000 genetic variations across the entire human ... Read more...

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Genetic discovery offers hope for diabetics


January 18th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 18 (ANI): An international team of researchers have identified 13 new genetic variants that appear to play a vital role in insulin and glucose regulation.Five of these genes have also ... Read more...

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Genetic variant that controls lung function and risk of COPD identified


December 18th, 2009 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 18 (ANI): Scientists have identified a novel genetic variant that appears to play a vital role in preserving the lung function and lowering the risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary ... Read more...

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Study links heart failure to gene variant affecting vitamin D activation


December 2nd, 2009 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): Patients with high blood pressure who carry a gene variant that affects an enzyme critical to normal vitamin D activation are twice as likely as those without the ... Read more...

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Are psychosis, creativity two sides of the same coin?


September 29th, 2009 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 29 (IANS) History is teeming with examples of great artists and men who acted in peculiar ways, signifying either madness or sheer brilliance. In an attempt to understand whether psychosis ... Read more...

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Genetic link between psychosis and creativity revealed


September 29th, 2009 - 11:43 am ICT by ANI
Washington, September 29 (ANI): A new study seems to have established a link between psychosis and creativity.Szabolcs Keri, a psychiatrist at Semmelweis University in Hungary, focused his research on neuregulin 1, ... Read more...

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Avoid selenium if you already have prostate cancer


June 26th, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 26 (ANI): An intake of selenium could worsen the conditions of people who are already suffering from prostate cancer, and have a variant of a gene called superoxide dismutase (SOD2), ... Read more...

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Genetic link between dental disease, heart attack identified


May 26th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 25 (ANI): Scientists from University of Kiel, Germany have identified a genetic link between dental disease periodontitis and coronary heart disease (CHD).Dr. Arne Schaefer, of the Institute for Clinical Molecular ... Read more...

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Gene linked to autism risk identified


May 20th, 2009 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): A new study from University of California, Los Angeles has identified a genetic variant that may increase a child's risk of developing autism, particularly boys.The research team has ... Read more...

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