genetic variants

Fracture prone? Blame your genes


April 22nd, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 22 (IANS) Are you prone to fractures or trip often? If yes, then blame it on some unidentified genetic regions associated with osteoporosis and bone fracture, says a ... Read more...

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Childhood obesity genes identified


April 12th, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 12 (IANS) Scientists have identified at least two new gene variants that increase the chances of common childhood obesity.The meta-analysis included 14 different research groups, including that from ... 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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Fish diet in pregnancy bolsters progeny’s intelligence


February 1st, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 1 (IANS) Babies born to women who ate more fish during pregnancy scored higher in verbal intelligence and fine motor skill tests and also fared better socially.The study, ... Read more...

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Two gene variants in dengue identified


October 18th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 18 (IANS) Researchers have identified two genetic variants that increase chances of your being infected with severe dengue and some people's genetic make-up predisposes them to the infection. ... 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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Scientists isolate genes behind BP, stroke, cardiac risks


September 12th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 12 (IANS) Dozens of genetic variants may explain why some people face a higher risk of hypertension, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases, according to a new study. Scientists ... Read more...

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Genes linked to migraine discovered


June 13th, 2011 - 2:40 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 13 (IANS) US scientists have discovered three gene variants linked to migraine, a move that could help understand the cause of severe headaches.Inheriting any one of the ... Read more...

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18 genetic markers for autism spectrum disorders identified


April 28th, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): A new study has identified 18 novel and highly significant genetic markers for autism spectrum disorders.Researchers at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences divided ... Read more...

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Genes that hold key to a long, healthy life identified


April 15th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 15 (ANI): Scientists have identified eight genes, which could slow down the ageing process - and help people live longer, healthier lives.The key to stop the distressing signs of ageing ... Read more...

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Genetic variants linked to caffeine intake discovered


April 7th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 07 (ANI): Researchers have discovered two genes in which variation affects intake of caffeine, the most widely consumed stimulant in the world.A team of investigators from the National Cancer Institute, ... Read more...

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Why some people develop medical complications of obesity while others don’t


March 11th, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): Scientists have discovered new gene sites that affect nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).NAFLD is a condition where fat accumulates in the liver (steatosis) and can lead to liver ... Read more...

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Genes interact much like making friends on Facebook


March 8th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 8 (ANI): Researchers have suggested genes interfere with each other in much the same manner that Facebook suggests friends.Scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and the German ... Read more...

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Our genome more closely related to orangutans than chimps


January 27th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): Although orangutans and humans are more distantly related, some regions of our genomes are more alike than those of our closest living relative, the chimpanzee, suggests a new ... Read more...

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Genetic sequencing alone ‘is not enough’ to understand human disease


January 24th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 24 (ANI): Genetic sequencing alone doesn't offer a true picture of human disease, say researchers at Duke University Medical Center.They have shown that functional tests are absolutely necessary to ... Read more...

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Genetic variants that up gynecological disease risk found


December 13th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 13 (ANI): Scientists have identified two genetic variants that increase the risk of developing endometriosis-a common gynaecological disease.Endometriosis is a common gynaecological disease affecting an estimated 6 to 10 per ... Read more...

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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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Having relative with atrial fibrillation ‘ups own risk’


November 14th, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): A new study has found that people who have a first-degree relative with atrial fibrillation (AF) are at increased risk themselves for the potentially deadly heart rhythm disorder.The ... Read more...

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Autism study reveals how genetic changes rewire the brain


November 4th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 04 (ANI): Scientists have demystified how genetic variants rewire the brain and it could help in finding therapies for rebalancing the brain's circuitry in early development.Using a blend of brain ... Read more...

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Genetic variants may affect breast cancer risk in women with BRCA2 mutations


October 29th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): A new study has identified genetic variants in women with BRCA2 mutations that may increase or decrease their risk of developing breast cancer.The study, led by researchers at ... Read more...

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Scientists stumble on genes that make you tall or short


October 1st, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 1 (IANS) Scientists have stumbled on genes which help explain why some people tower over others even as some struggle to attain five feet. While obesity is caused by a ... Read more...

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How breast cancer drug causes arthritis in some women


September 28th, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 28 (ANI): Researchers at Mayo Clinic have discovered genetic variants that lead to severe arthritis for a subset of women when taking aromatase inhibitors to treat their breast cancer.This ... 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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New genetic links to ovarian cancer risk discovered


September 20th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 20 (ANI): Scientists have apparently discovered new genetic variants in five regions of the genome that affect the risk of ovarian cancer in the general population.The consortium, including scientists from ... Read more...

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Genetic variants that modify breast cancer risk identified


September 20th, 2010 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 20 (ANI): It is known that disrupting mutations in the BRCA1 gene increases risk of breast cancer. Now, Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered that some of those persons may possess ... Read more...

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Eve - the mother of all humans, lived 200,000 years ago


August 18th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 18 (ANI): Eve, the maternal ancestor of all humans, lived about 200,000 years ago, confirms a new study.The Rice University study was based on a side-by-side comparison of 10 human ... Read more...

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Faulty genes that raise meningitis risk identified


August 9th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 9 (ANI): A new study of has revealed that genetic differences make some people susceptible to developing meningococcal meningitis and septicaemia, and others naturally immune.The research, led by Imperial College ... Read more...

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Gene related to chronic pain discovered


August 6th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 06 (ANI): Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have found a gene, which is linked with susceptibility to chronic pain caused by nerve injury in humans.Darvasi and an international ... Read more...

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95 genetic variants linked to heart disease identified


August 5th, 2010 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 5 (ANI): An international team of researchers co-led by the University of Michigan School of Public Health has found 95 regions of the human genome where genetic variants are associated ... Read more...

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Canada launches global study to find dengue cure


July 16th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, July 16 (IANS) With no drugs available for dengue fever and the disease assuming endemic proportions in countries like India and reaching the US for the first time in ... Read more...

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Secret of living till 100 lies in genes


July 3rd, 2010 - 2:41 am ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) Scientists have discovered new genes that can indicate with incredible accuracy who is most likely to live beyond the age of 100. The team from Boston University, US, identified ... Read more...

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Genes behind whether you’ll live till 100 discovered


July 2nd, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 2 (ANI): A mix of around 150 variations in DNA sequence could act as an effective predictor of whether a person has the genetic artillery to live up to 100 ... Read more...

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Genetic links to kidney disease, kidney failure identified


June 27th, 2010 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 27 (ANI): Researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) have identified genetic links to kidney disease and kidney failure.The scientists have described their research in two presentations at this ... Read more...

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Genetic link to diseases in mixed populations decoded


June 12th, 2010 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 12 (IANS) Understanding the genetic ancestry of mixed populations can not only help to detect their origins but also to understand the genetic basis of complex diseases, says a new ... Read more...

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Genetic markers could help detect early prostate cancer onset


June 8th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center have found a series of genetic mutations that could help detect early onset of prostate cancer.The study was presented ... Read more...

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