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5,000-year-old iceman too suffered from hardening arteries


February 29th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Feb 29 (IANS) Scientists have decoded how Ötzi, the 5,000-year-old ice mummy, suffered from hardening of arteries and was genetically prone to cardiovascular diseases.Surprisingly, in his lifetime, Ötzi ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Australian native dog came from China?


September 9th, 2011 - 9:01 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 9 (IANS) The dingo, Australia's native dog, may not be Australian at all. Fragments of DNA from such dogs suggest they may have come a long way from ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

‘Freaky mouse’ defeats common poison


July 25th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (IANS) Mice have found ways of outwitting humans in the matter of survival -- by evolving resistance to common poison.New research by Michael Kohn and colleagues at ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Advisory board on pre-natal tests re-jigged


April 9th, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) After the preliminary Census 2011 report presented a skewed child-sex ratio in India, the government Saturday reconstituted the supervisory board on pre-conception and pre-natal diagnostic ... Read more...

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Your genes help you pick your friends: Study


January 18th, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 18 (ANI): In a new study, scientists found that groups of friends show patterns of genetic similarity.The study was conducted by lead author James Fowler, a social scientist at the ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Compound to starve cancers of sugar-based building blocks found


November 19th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a compound that could be used to starve cancers of their sugar-based building blocks.The compound, called a glutaminase inhibitor, has been tested on laboratory-cultured, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Jumping genes’ make up roughly half of the human genome


June 25th, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): Geneticists have revealed that Transposons or 'jumping genes', which create genomic instability and are implicated in cancer and other diseases, make up roughly half of the human genome."Now ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Defective gene causes foetal abnormalities (Lead)


May 31st, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 31 (IANS) Researchers have identified the genetic defect that causes severe foetal abnormalities. The work, co-led by geneticists at the University of Leeds and colleagues in Paris, Rome and San Diego, ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Defective gene linked to foetal abnormalities


May 31st, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 31 (IANS) Researchers have identified the genetic defect that causes severe foetal abnormalities. The work, co-led by geneticists at the University of Leeds and colleagues in Paris, Rome and San Diego, ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Gene linked to birth defects identified


May 31st, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 31 (ANI): An international team of scientists has identified a gene linked to birth defects.The work, co-led by geneticists at the University of Leeds, together with colleagues from institutes and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists find way to boost nutritional levels of corn


May 4th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 4 (IANS) An international team of agricultural scientists has found a way to boost the nutritional value of corn and prevent blindness among children. In Africa and other developing regions, ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Joan of Arc ‘Relics’ confirmed as hoax


January 21st, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 21 (ANI): In an extensive new study, a team of scientists has determined that the revered relics of Joan of Arc are nothing more than the bones of a human ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists one step closer to understanding why leopards can’t change their spots


January 14th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 14 (ANI): Scientists appear to be one step closer to understanding why leopards can't change their spots after demonstrating the involvement of at least three different genes in the emergence ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genomic diversity among African-American populations far more complex than believed


December 22nd, 2009 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 22 (ANI): An international research team has performed a genetic study which reveals that genomic diversity among African and African-American populations are far more complex than originally thought.The research team, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

DNA collected by Darwin in 1835 may help resurrect a rare mockingbird


November 18th, 2009 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 18 (ANI): With the help of some specimens collected by Charles Darwin in 1835, a rare mockingbird could be soon reintroduced to the Galapagos Islands by a team of geneticists.According ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

3-D kidney atlas to help researchers, physicians treat renal diseases


May 16th, 2009 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 16 (ANI): In a bid to diagnose and treat renal diseases early and more successfully, researchers from nine European countries have spent four-and-a half years to create a three-dimensional virtual ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Altered gene may make some people prone to schizophrenia


April 8th, 2009 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 8 (ANI): Rutgers geneticists have announced the discovery of a specific DNA change that may make some people prone to schizophrenia.Lead researcher Linda Brzustowicz says that her team's study provides ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Does love at first sight actually happen?


April 8th, 2009 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 8 (ANI): Does love at first sight actually happen? Well, scientists say that the answer to this ever-existing query lies in geneticists.In a study on fruit flies, American and Australian ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

DNA analysis provides evidence of ancient invasion of Scotland from Ireland


April 3rd, 2009 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 3 (ANI): In a new DNA analysis, Scots living on Islay, Lewis, Harris and Skye were found to have strong links with Irish people, thus providing evidence of an ancient ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

HIV could become non-lethal with passage of time, says Oz scientist


March 11th, 2009 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 11 (ANI): An Australian scientist has claimed that HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) may adapt so that it is no longer a life-threatening virus.Speaking ahead of the launch of Adelaide ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Vascular drug improves learning, memory in ageing rats


February 2nd, 2009 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 2 (IANS) A drug used in treating vascular problems also improves spatial learning and working memory in middle-aged rats, according to a team of psychologists, geneticists and neuroscientists.The finding supports ... Read more...

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Adaptation plays a significant role in human evolution


January 16th, 2009 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): A new study by geneticists has shown that adaptation, the process by which organisms change to better fit their environment, plays a significant role in human evolution.For ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Many immune-related diseases have a few common genes at their core


December 25th, 2008 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 25 (ANI): A limited number of genes are behind the development of almost eleven immune-related diseases such as type 1 diabetes, coeliac disease, Crohn''s disease and rheumatoid arthritis, according ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genetically modified plants could be key for producing eco-friendly biofuel


December 23rd, 2008 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): A new research has suggested plants that are genetically modified to ease the breaking down of their woody material, could be the key to producing a cheaper ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

LUCA, not Adam and Eve, was mankinds original ancestor


December 18th, 2008 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): A ground-breaking study has characterized the common ancestor of all life on Earth as LUCA (Last Universal Common Ancestor), a 3.8-billion-year-old organism, which challenges the intelligent design ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Fear gene behind helicopter mom behaviour identified


September 16th, 2008 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 16 (ANI): Experiments on mice conducted by Rutgers geneticists have unveiled a gene that promotes helicopter mom behaviour in the animal. Research leader Gleb Shumyatsky, an assistant professor of ... Read more...

Posted in National |

All the worlds beers have only two fathers!


September 11th, 2008 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 11 (ANI): Geneticists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have discovered that yeast strains used to brew the present day lager have two genetic ancestors, not one as ... Read more...

Posted in National |

New bird species discovered in Gabon


August 16th, 2008 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 16 (ANI): A new species of bird, that was, until now, unknown to the scientific community has been discovered.Scientists at the Smithsonian Institution made the discovery in Gabon, Africa.The ... Read more...

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Dominant dads dont guarantee dominant descendants


August 7th, 2008 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 7 (ANI): A new study suggests that it is not certain that a rich and powerful father will definitely ensure a socially dominant status for his sons and grandsons ... Read more...

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Fruit fly gene study may lead to treatments for multiple neurological disorders


May 23rd, 2008 - 12:22 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 23 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have gained significant insights into how a gene in the fruit fly controls the proper development of synapses, connections between brain ... Read more...

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Gene that aids drought-resistant plants identified


February 28th, 2008 - 11:59 pm ICT by admin
London, Feb 28 (IANS) A gene involved in regulating carbon dioxide for photosynthesis and water evaporation could help grow drought-resistant crops, a new study has found. The discovery will enable understanding of ... Read more...

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New Zealand did not sink underwater 26 million years ago, say scientists


January 15th, 2008 - 4:53 pm ICT by admin
Wellington, Jan 15 (ANI): A team of evolutionary geneticists has rebuffed the theory that New Zealand sank underwater 26 million years ago, based on DNA samples taken from the native kauri forests ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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