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Men aren’t hard-wired to be unfaithful after all?


June 28th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 28 (IANS) A study has undermined the long-accepted theory that men are hard-wired to be unfaithful while women seek monogamy.University of California researchers examined the fruit fly study ... Read more...

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Evidence from octopus hints at ice sheet collapse


May 10th, 2012 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 10 (IANS) Genetic evidence from an Antarctic octopus indicates that the West Antarctic ice sheet - one of the world's major ice sheets - could collapse if temperatures ... Read more...

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Dolphins form close knit ties with kin


March 29th, 2012 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 29 (IANS) Male dolphins are not only gregarious, they also form complex alliances with their close kin and friends, says a study.Groups of two to three males ... Read more...

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Is alcoholism in your genes?


November 25th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 25 (IANS) Scientists have found that people may be genetically inclined to becoming alcoholics at birth.Researchers studying the brainwaves of problem drinkers have discovered a gene which may ... Read more...

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How DNA analysis confirmed Osama bin Laden’s death


May 4th, 2011 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 04 (ANI): Though the world's most wanted man Osama bin Laden was killed during a raid on a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on 2 May, his body was identified after ... Read more...

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Sugars play key role in bacterial infection in humans: Study


March 18th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 18 (ANI): Australian researchers have revealed that sugars that change their shape with temperature could be a key to bacterial infection in humans.The findings could lead to new ways to ... Read more...

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Genetic switch that controls tissue regeneration found


February 4th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): It is well known that human body has the ability to heal itself. Thanks to the presence of stem cells, many organs can undergo continuous renewal. But this ... Read more...

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Geneticists to drill 18,000-year-old ‘hobbit’ tooth to extract DNA


January 6th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 6 (ANI): In the hope of extracting DNA samples, a team of geneticists will analyse a roughly 18,000-year-old tooth that belongs to 'hobbit' Homo floresiensis, 1-metre-tall extinct distant relative of ... Read more...

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Pills found in a 2,000-yr-old shipwreck give clues to ancient medicine


December 22nd, 2010 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): Scientists had discovered pills in a 2,000-year-old shipwreck around 21 years ago. Now they are trying to unravel the mystery of whether the pills were, in fact, created ... Read more...

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World’s largest genome in slow-growing plant


December 14th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 14 (IANS) An unremarkable and a slow-growing plant has left the scientists stunned with the sheer size of its genome, which is 50 times bigger than that of our species.It ... Read more...

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The Nobel laureate who discovered his sister was actually his mum


December 12th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 12 (ANI): A Nobel prize-winning geneticist who discovered that the woman whom he regarded his sister was actually his mother has now opened up about how he stumbled upon the ... Read more...

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Glowing trees could double up as streetlights


November 28th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 28 (IANS) Scientists are developing ways of making trees glow so they can double up as streetlights. A team of researchers is experimenting with genes to allow bioluminescence, which causes ... Read more...

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How a drop of blood can reveal your age


November 23rd, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 23 (ANI): Researchers based in the Netherlands have reported a genetic signature for a person's age - to within a decade or so - in a type of white blood ... Read more...

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Variety ‘may be the catalyst behind sexual evolution’


October 14th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 14 (ANI): Variety may well be the spice of sexual evolution that encourages a move away from asexual reproduction, according to a study from the University of Toronto in Ontario, ... Read more...

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Filming embryos could double chances of IVF success


October 5th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 5 (ANI): A new screening technique can double the chances of IVF success by filming the first 48 hours of an embryo's development and pinpoints, which embryos will continue to ... Read more...

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Kazakhs competing to prove Genghis Khan descent


October 4th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 4 (ANI): As Kazakhstan wakes up to a new prestige post the country's former aristocracy, thousands of Kazakhs are competing to prove their descent from feared warlord Genghis Khan.In the ... Read more...

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Complexity ‘allows organisms to adapt to environmental change’


September 28th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 28 (ANI): A new study has revealed that instead of decreasing an organism's ability to adapt to environmental changes, complexity in fact boosts it.University of Michigan and Taiwan's National Health ... Read more...

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Freezable fruit fly created to extend organ donor shelf life


August 20th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 20 (ANI): A team of Rutgers-Camden biologists is working to engineer cold tolerant fruit flies and ultimately human cells within the next three years.The research breakthrough can be credited to ... Read more...

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Why some find anti-malarial drug quinine bitter while others don’t


August 3rd, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 3 (ANI): While some find the anti-malarial drug quinine easy to gulp down, some find it repulsive to taste - and it's all in the genes, says a new study."This ... Read more...

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Protein important in diabetes may have an even broader role in heart disease


July 22nd, 2010 - 6:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): A protein already known to play an important role in type 2 diabetes and cancer may have an even broader role in disease, particularly in other metabolic disorders ... Read more...

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Disease wiping out amphibians in Panama before they can be identified


July 20th, 2010 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 20 (ANI): A park in Panama has lost 40 percent of its amphibian species in the past decade, and some wiped out even before being discovered.Biologists discovered 11 new species, ... Read more...

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Meet the women who analyses people’s DNA to arrive at a perfect match!


July 11th, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 11 (ANI): Thirty three-year-old Tamara Brown is a behavioural geneticist and entrepreneur running GenePartner, a firm determining biological compatibility on the basis of DNA for dating agencies.Clients submit a ... Read more...

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Cheating Gene Found In Men, Marriage Study Reveals


June 18th, 2010 - 8:36 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Stockholm, June 18, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Men are likely to be doting husbands and faithful lovers if they lack a particular type of gene in their brain. A recent study in ... Read more...

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Marriage study: Some men have cheating gene


June 18th, 2010 - 7:54 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Stockholm, Jun 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Does your husband or partner have a cheating gene? Surprised? Don't be.A new study has shown that some men have a particular gene that makes them cheat. ... Read more...

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Why do people perceive taste of salt differently?


June 18th, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 18 (IANS) Genetics influence the way people like to have different levels of salt in the food they eat, says a study. John Hayes, assistant professor of food science at ... Read more...

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Scientists identify link between obesity, salt-sensitivity, BP


June 18th, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): Scientists have identified one way in which obese people become susceptible to salt sensitivity and hypertension.Medical College of Georgia researchers documented a chain of events in which excess ... Read more...

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Nobel winner links mental illness to immune system defect


May 28th, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 28 (IANS) A Nobel Prize-winning geneticist has discovered the first ever link between immune system cells and psychiatric disorder, which potentially opens the way to new psychiatric treatments. "We're showing there ... Read more...

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Brain chemical linked to obsessive compulsive disorder found


April 27th, 2010 - 4:17 am ICT by IANS
London, April 27 (IANS) Scientists from Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, have identified a brain chemical linked to obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). In the study conducted using laboratory mice, researchers found that ... Read more...

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Several new species of killer whales likely to be found in oceans


April 23rd, 2010 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 23 (ANI): A new study has found strong genetic evidence which points to the presence of several different species of killer whales in the world's oceans.Scientists have suspected for some ... Read more...

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Sperm gang up with kin to gain Lance Armstrong-style speed in pursuit of egg


April 22nd, 2010 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 22 (ANI): In mouse, sperm tend to gang up with their closest kin to get an edge in the race for the egg, according to a new study.Once ... Read more...

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DNA advancement may halt transmission of inherited diseases


April 15th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 15(ANI): It may soon be possible to prevent mitochondrial diseases, caused by mutations in the DNA of mitochondria, the energy-producing structures of the cell, from being passed on from a ... Read more...

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New genes may help improve kidney disease treatment


April 13th, 2010 - 4:42 am ICT by IANS
London, April 13 (IANS) An international team of scientists have identified 20 new genes which could one day "revolutionise" the treatment of chronic kidney disease (CKD). The genes identified control kidney functions such ... Read more...

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Switching off lights to avoid cancer


April 13th, 2010 - 2:38 am ICT by IANS
London, April 13 (IANS) Simply turning on a light at night for a few seconds to go to the toilet can cause changes that might lead to cancer, scientists claim. Researchers in ... Read more...

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Some gorillas may eat monkeys


March 6th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 6 (ANI): A recent study that found monkey DNA in the feces of wild African mountain gorillas, has hinted that some gorilla species eat monkeys, and are not entirely ... Read more...

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Junk DNA could provide vital clues to heart disease


February 22nd, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0London, February 22 (ANI): Scientists have linked a region of junk DNA, the 98 per cent or so of the genome that does not code for proteins, to the ... Read more...

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