genetics

Genes invest you with unique facial identity


September 14th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, Sep 14 (IANS) Scientists have isolated genes that shape our facial form and structure, besides explaining why twins and siblings have more similar faces than unrelated people.This study, ... Read more...

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Warm parenting offers hope for callous, unemotional kids


July 25th, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Syndey, July 25 (IANS) If a child receives consistent and warm parenting in a secure family environment, it can prevent them from psychopathic acts and violent crime in adulthood, says ... Read more...

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Eating less food may lengthen your life


July 3rd, 2012 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) Reducing daily intake of food by 40 percent may help in enhancing one's life span by 20 years, British scientists working over treatment for ageing disease ... Read more...

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‘Genes key to self-control, sociability’


May 17th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 17 (IANS) Genes play a greater role in investing you with traits such as self-control, decision-making or sociability than previously thought. A study of more than 800 sets ... Read more...

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Iceman Oetzi’s DNA sheds light on health risks


March 1st, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Mar 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have been able to put together the full genome of Oetzi. This has led to new revelation about the health and life of the 5,300-year-old ... Read more...

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Scientists unravel genetic link to trauma


February 2nd, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 2 (IANS) Scientists have uncovered genetic clues as to why some mice are still fearful while others are resilient to traumatic experiences -- knowledge that could help those ... Read more...

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Gene that increases pancreatic cancer risk identified


December 30th, 2011 - 8:41 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 30 (IANS) A gene that increases the risk of pancreatic cancer has been identified, experts say.Mutations in the ATM gene may increase the hereditary risk for pancreatic cancer, ... Read more...

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Man’s scent can reveal if he has STD


December 11th, 2011 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 11 (IANS) Feeling indecisive whether to marry a man with body odour? You may benefit from a Russian scientist, who can tell from man's body smell if he ... Read more...

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Gene that clears fat from body identified


December 7th, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 7 (IANS) Scientists have identified a "cream gene" that allows people to clear fat from their systems.For the study, researcher Jan Albert Kuivenhoven focused on two families with ... Read more...

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Some body parts more sensitive to ecological change


November 22nd, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 22 (IANS) Some parts of the body are more sensitive to environmental change than others, which may lead to better ways of treating a variety of diseases, including ... Read more...

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British women more prone to cancer across Europe


August 2nd, 2011 - 11:01 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) British women are more likely to develop cancer by the age of 75 than the average European woman, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said in ... Read more...

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Study reveals that drinking coffee may prevent breast cancer


May 11th, 2011 - 11:57 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, May 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new research has found that drinking excessive coffee might be good after all- at least in preventing some aggressive forms of breast cancer. The new ... Read more...

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Orlando Bloom raves about wife Miranda Kerr’s ‘incredible’ post-baby body


April 30th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 30 (ANI): It looks like Orlando Bloom is a proud husband.During Ellen DeGeneres' chat show, Bloom wasted no time in telling the host as to how amazed he is of ... Read more...

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Scientists deliver Alzheimer’s drug directly into brain


March 21st, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 21 (IANS) Scientists have found a new way to deliver Alzheimer's drugs directly to the brain, potentially opening the way to a more effective treatment for sufferers. Efforts ... Read more...

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Mail-order gene test can tell if your kid will be a sports star


March 11th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Mar 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Interested parents are rushing to buy a mail-order kit that they believe could predict if their child could become a sports star.An Australian firm, Genetic Technologies ... Read more...

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Megan Fox not anorexic, says trainer


March 10th, 2011 - 8:17 am ICT by IANS
London, March 10 (IANS) Megan Fox looked quite skeletal in a new advertisement for fashion label Armani, but her personal trainer says the actress is not anorexic at all.Celebrity fitness ... Read more...

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Giggs was p****d off when Chelsea won Double last season


March 1st, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 1 (ANI): Ryan Giggs, who celebrates 20 years since his Manchester United debut this week, is still bitter about Carlo Ancelotti's players ruining his summer after taking United's title and ... Read more...

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Being nice or being nasty is in a woman’s genes


February 9th, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 9 (ANI): A Scottish research suggests that being nice or being nasty is in your genes - particularly if you're a woman.The study of almost 1,000 pairs of identical and ... Read more...

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Scientists bring cancer cells back under normal control


January 19th, 2011 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): Scientists have brought cancer cells back under normal control by reactivating their cancer suppressor genes.The discovery by University of Nottingham researchers could form a powerful new technology platform ... Read more...

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Courtship affects gene expression in flies


January 13th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): A new study has suggested that courtship behaviors may be far more influenced by genes than previously thought.Scientists from Texas made an important step toward understanding human mating ... Read more...

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Poverty can suppress kids’ genetic potentials: Study


January 11th, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): A new research has suggested that poverty may influence how children achieve their genetic potential.Using 750 sets of twins as subjects, psychologists at the University of Texas found ... Read more...

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Gorging on fat may not be all that bad


January 7th, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 7 (IANS) Gorging on blobs of fat like butter and cheese might not be all that harmful, according to scientists. The latest studies have shown that the evidence between saturated ... Read more...

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Women at higher genetic risk for multiple sclerosis: Study


January 6th, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): A new research has found that women who have multiple sclerosis (MS) are more likely to have a gene associated with multiple sclerosis than men with the disease ... Read more...

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New genetic variants linked to height identified


December 31st, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 31 (ANI): A new study has identified uncommon and previously unknown genetic variants that determine how tall a person will be.The findings may also provide insight into the genetic architecture ... Read more...

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Why are female squirrels promiscuous?


December 16th, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 16 (IANS) Why do female squirrels entertain as many suitors as available?Canadian researchers say rampant promiscuity among female squirrels in the mammal world is linked to how many males are ... Read more...

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Good luck at gambling ‘may be in your genes’


December 8th, 2010 - 11:42 am ICT by ANI
London, Dec 8 (ANI): Are you exceptionally lucky when you gamble? A new study suggests that if you are, it may be all down to your genes.The so-called 'warrior gene' (MAOA-L gene ... Read more...

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Pregnancy-related morning sickness could be hereditary


November 6th, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 06 (ANI): Women whose sisters experienced extreme morning sickness, are 17 times more likely to develop the condition, suggests a new study.Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is an extreme form of nausea ... Read more...

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Scientists Claim to Have Found ‘Liberal Gene’


October 29th, 2010 - 1:12 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Oct 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to new research, it is possible that genetics may play a part in how a person leans politically.A study, led by scientists at the University of San ... Read more...

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Julia Roberts says her appearance is all down to good genetics


October 22nd, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 22 (ANI): Julia Roberts says she still manages to look glamorous because of her genetic inheritance.The 43-year-old gorgeous actress slammed her fellow stars for harping on about their so-called beauty ... Read more...

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Gene that makes you drunk quickly pinpointed


October 20th, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 20 (IANS) A gene that controls how quickly drink goes to your head has been identified by scientists.The gene, CYP2E1, provides the coded instructions for making an enzyme that ... Read more...

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Genes, stress made Omar Bin Laden schizophrenic?


September 15th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 15 (ANI): Genes and stress may have led to Omar Bin Laden's schizophrenia, according to medical experts.They say that if Omar indeed has schizophrenia, it's no surprise he reported hearing ... Read more...

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Insecure infant-mother attachment linked to early puberty in girls


September 1st, 2010 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 1 (ANI): Researchers at Birkbeck University in London have established a link between an insecure infant-mother attachment bond and early puberty.Jay Belsky said that it makes more sense to look ... Read more...

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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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‘Guardian’ protein prevents DNA damage during replication


August 2nd, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 2 (ANI): Researchers have discovered a protein in yeast that safeguards the yeast cells' genome during replication - a process vulnerable to errors when DNA is copied.Researchers from Cornell University's ... Read more...

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Why fad diets work for some people, but not others


July 29th, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): Ever wondered why despite a strict diet, even a tiny bite of cake adds pounds to you? Blame your genes, says a new study.North Carolina State University researchers ... Read more...

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