genetic variations

Eye colour linked to severity of skin conditions


May 7th, 2012 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 7 (IANS) Eye colour can tell whether you're at risk of serious skin conditions. The blue eyed are less likely to have vitiligo, while the brown eyed may ... Read more...

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Caffeine use may help overcome dry eye syndrome


April 19th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, April 19 (IANS) Caffeine intake may help overcome dry eye syndrome (DES) -- caused by the diminishing ability to produce tears with symptoms like grittiness, scratchy or smarting sensation ... Read more...

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Is depression byproduct of our ability to fight infection?


March 2nd, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) Depression which clouds the prospects of millions of people worldwide may actually be 'hard-wired' into our brains to combat disease, a study reveals.The radical new theory ... Read more...

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Electric blue lobster now holed up in a museum


November 17th, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Nov 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A spectacularly-looking blue lobster has been moved from the market to the museum. Fishermen caught the electric blue lobster off the coast of Scotland and they placed ... Read more...

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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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Genetic variation that cuts bladder cancer risk identified


April 3rd, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 3 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have identified a common genetic variation, which is linked to both bladder cancer risk and to the length ... Read more...

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Genetic changes that may predispose women to pre-eclampsia found


March 23rd, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): A team of scientists have discovered genetic defects that appear to predispose women to a common pregnancy-related medical problem called preeclampsia that can threaten the life of both ... Read more...

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Modern humans ‘originated from southern Africa’


March 9th, 2011 - 10:50 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 9 (ANI): An extensive genetic study has suggested that modern humans may have generated out of southern Africa.According to the researchers, the hunter-gatherer populations in the region had the greatest ... Read more...

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13 genes behind heart disease uncovered


March 7th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 7 (IANS) Scientists have uncovered 13 genes linked to increased risks of coronary artery disease (CAD).CAD symptoms include chest pain, also called angina, shortness of breath during exercise, ... Read more...

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Serotonin may play role in autism


February 25th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): A new study has suggested that serotonin plays a vital role in autism spectrum disorders.In labs at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, scientists are studying strains ... Read more...

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Evolution caused genetic variation that may affect diabetes


February 8th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): Stanford University researchers have identified genetic variations in a hormone involved in the secretion of insulin-a molecule that regulates blood sugar levels-that occur more frequently in some human ... 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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‘Staph’ bacteria prefer the taste of human blood


December 16th, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Vanderbilt University scientists have discovered that "Staph" bacteria prefer the taste of human blood."Staph" bacteria feed on blood. They need the iron that's hidden away inside red blood ... Read more...

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Study uncovers DNA sequence variations that make the heart beat


November 15th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 15 (ANI): Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center have uncovered several DNA sequence variations associated with the electrical impulses that make the heart beat.The findings may pave the way for ... Read more...

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Genes may influence cancer growth: Study


November 11th, 2010 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): A study has indicated that the genes we possess not only determine the color of our eyes and hair and how our bodies grow, but they might also ... Read more...

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Scientists sequence genomes of lyme disease bacteria


October 19th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): A group of scientists have determined the complete genetic blueprints for 13 different strains of the bacteria that causes Lyme disease, a skin infection, scientifically known as Borrelia ... Read more...

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Gene variations that alter key enzyme linked to prostate cancer


October 2nd, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): A new study has found that variations in a gene for an enzyme involved in cell energy metabolism is likely to increase the risk for prostate cancer.Researchers at ... 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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Men’s genes make them more vulnerable to heart diseases and strokes


August 31st, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 31 (ANI): A new study indicates that men's genes make them more prone to heart diseases and strokes.Significant genetic variations called l-haplogroup make them 55 per cent more likely to ... Read more...

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Rare genes behind high triglyceride levels in blood identified


July 26th, 2010 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 26 (ANI): Scientists have identified genetic variations that increase the risk of developing a disease called hypertriglyceridemia (HTG) - which can in turn increase risk for heart disease and stroke.HTG ... Read more...

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How complex genetic variations determine our height


June 21st, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 21 (ANI): The combined effect of numerous minute genetic variations in many of our genes determines our height, according to a new Australian study.Researchers from the Queensland Institute of Medical ... Read more...

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Scientists close to discovering genetic trigger for autism


June 10th, 2010 - 1:53 am ICT by BNO News
LONDON (BNO NEWS) – Scientists on Wednesday said they are close to establishing the genetic triggers for autism, opening up the possibility for earlier diagnosis and new treatments for the condition, the ... Read more...

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Bacteria may play wider role in people predisposed to obesity


May 27th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): Bacteria may play more of a role in people predisposed to obesity than previously thought, according to new studies."Work currently underway suggests that an interaction between genetic factors ... Read more...

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Genome study shows there’s a Neanderthal in all of us


May 7th, 2010 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 7 (ANI): There's a Neanderthal in all of us, as according to a study, some of our ancestors interbred with the thick-browed cavemen.Boffins have produced the first whole genome sequence ... Read more...

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Additional genes linked to age-related macular degeneration identified


April 13th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): Three new genes linked with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) have been identified in a large genetic study.Two of these genes are involved in the cholesterol pathway."Genome-wide association ... 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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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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Gene variation protects some survivors of sexual abuse against alcohol


February 3rd, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): In a new study, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found that some adults sexually abused as children - and therefore at high risk ... Read more...

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Elite sportsmen likely to be handsome


November 20th, 2009 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 20 (ANI): Apart from hard work, grit and, raw talent, there is another trait of the most accomplished jocks - a handsome face, says a new research.A research team led ... Read more...

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Study finds chemotherapy’s link to hearing loss


November 9th, 2009 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, November 9 (ANI): Canadian researchers have found why a common chemotherapy drug results in hearing loss, which contributes to learning difficulties in some childhood cancer patients.British Columbia experts made progress in ... Read more...

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Why do some people have curly hair


November 9th, 2009 - 11:38 am ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 9 (ANI): Wondering why do some people have curly hair? Well, Australian scientists claim to have identified a gene responsible for creating such tresses.Professor Nick Martin and Dr Sarah Medland ... Read more...

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Blood counts may provide clues to human disease


October 12th, 2009 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 12 (ANI): Researchers claim to have uncovered the basis of genetic variations vital to the formation of blood cells, which can have a significant impact on common human diseases.Blood ... Read more...

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11 new genetic variations linked to type 2 diabetes


October 3rd, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 3 (ANI): Scientists from Michigan Technological University have identified 11 new genetic variants linked to Type 2 diabetes.With the help of Ensemble Learning Approach (ELA) software, the researchers have isolated ... 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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