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Flatworm may help battle eye diseases


August 3rd, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) The planarian flatworm, which is able to recreate missing parts of its body, is being studied intensely by researchers who believe the worm could hold the ... Read more...

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Hope for kidney patients


March 13th, 2012 - 5:06 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 13 (IANS) A protein linked to kidney failure has been identified which could pave the way for new interventions to treat the disease.The protein plays a crucial role ... 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 unearth wound-healing genes


December 6th, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 6 (IANS) Scientists have closed in on 68 regions of the genome, tied to blood platelet formation, potentially opening the way to better diagnosis of bleeding disorders. Platelets ... Read more...

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‘Vampire’ bug shows potential as living antibiotic


November 1st, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 1 (IANS) A vampire-like bug that preys on specific bacteria, including certain human pathogens, could potentially act as a living antibiotic for a range of infections.The bacterium, Micavibrio ... Read more...

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Scientists find genes that make you skinny


September 1st, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 1 (IANS) Truly blessed are those who always stay skinny no matter what or how many times they eat -- thanks to their genes. A new study says ... Read more...

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Parents can transmit stress to children


June 24th, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 24 (IANS) Believe it or not -- our parents could have transmitted to us some of the stress we experience."There has been a big discussion about whether the ... Read more...

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New E. Coli bacteria resistant to eight classes of antibiotics


June 4th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 4 (IANS) Chinese scientists, who have fully sequenced the genome of the new E. Coli spreading through Europe, said Saturday they have found genes in the bacteria that ... Read more...

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Why humans actively help each other


May 4th, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): Using simple robots to simulate genetic evolution over hundreds of generations, Swiss scientists have shed light on why do most social animals, including humans, go out of their ... Read more...

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Endometrial cancer gene identified


April 18th, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 18 (ANI): Researchers from the Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR) and the University of Cambridge have identified an area of the genome that increases the risk of developing endometrial ... Read more...

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No two people are alike, even if they’re identical twins: Study


March 29th, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 29 (ANI): A new study involving an Indian-origin researcher has found that no two people are alike, even if they're identical twins.Molecular geneticist Shiva Singh, from The University of Western ... Read more...

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Molecules act as ’shift workers’ to protect liver from accumulating fat


March 11th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): Researchers have known for decades that fat production by the liver runs on a 24-hour cycle, the circadian rhythm, and is similar to the sleep-wake cycle.Now, a ... Read more...

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Major selective sweeps did not drive human evolution, says study


February 18th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): A new study has found that selective sweeps, which were thought to drive human evolution, may not have done so. In fact, such events may have been rare, ... Read more...

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Loss of gene ‘24′ saps will to wake up


February 17th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) In what could also impact humans, the loss of a crucial gene, dubbed "24", disrupts the fruit fly's sleep-wake cycle, sapping their will to awaken.The gene, discovered by ... Read more...

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Tiny water flea contains largest number of genes


February 9th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 09 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that the near-microscopic freshwater crustacean Daphnia pulex, or water flea is the animal with the most genes, about 31,000.By comparison, humans have about 23,000 genes. ... Read more...

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‘Cell explosions’ can trigger instant cancers


January 7th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 7 (IANS) British scientists have decoded the mystery of why 'instant cancers' seemingly appear out of nowhere.The finding from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in the UK contradicts the long-held ... Read more...

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How science could make your treats even tastier


December 27th, 2010 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 27 (IANS) Scientists have unlocked the genetic code to some of our favourite treats in a breakthrough that could result in even tastier versions. It brings them a step closer ... 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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Chocolate could be combating heart diseases in 5 years


November 15th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 15 (IANS) Chocolate could be combating heart disease and conferring other major health benefits within five years. Researchers are scouring the genome of the tree theobroma cacao to find ... Read more...

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Nature-nurture secrets revealed by bees


November 3rd, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 3 (ANI): The long-standing debate of nature-nurture is one step closer to being resolved - all thanks to bees.Scientists at The Australian National University's College of Medicine studied bees and ... Read more...

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Protein responsible for brain cells growth may lead to new antidepressants


October 25th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 25 (ANI): A new study has suggested that a protein involved in the growth and development of brain cells could also play a role in depression and provide a possible ... Read more...

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Histone ‘map’ yields key insights into fat cell formation


October 1st, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): Scientists have created a "map" of histone modifications in fat cells, which led them to discover two new factors that regulate fat formation- a key step on the ... Read more...

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Brit scientists crack gene code of blindness-causing disease


September 16th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 16 (ANI): Brit scientists have discovered the gene that could trigger glaucoma-a common eye disease that causes blindness.Researchers predict it may soon be possible to screen people's DNA to find ... Read more...

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13 genes linked to human body mass found


September 16th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 16 (ANI): Johns Hopkins scientists have found 13 genes linked to human body mass.The experiments screened the so-called epigenome for key information that cells remember other than the DNA code ... Read more...

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Scientists successfully ‘clone’ human virus


September 14th, 2010 - 11:48 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 14 (ANI): Welsh scientists say their successful cloning of a human virus could lead to new treatments for life-threatening diseases.Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) is a major infectious cause of congenital malformations ... Read more...

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New rapid technique enables successful, fast human stem cell purification


August 7th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 7 (ANI): A breakthrough technique enabled UCSF researchers to successfully and rapidly purifying one type of embryonic stem cell from a mix of many different types of embryonic stem cells ... 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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Why some are more susceptible to pain than others


August 5th, 2010 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 5 (ANI): Scientists have identified a gene associated with susceptibility to chronic pain in humans, signaling a significant step toward better understanding and treating the condition.The degree of pain experienced ... Read more...

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How DNA forms human proteins can be followed in real time


July 19th, 2010 - 6:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 19 (ANI): The study of the real-time dynamics of gene expression may help to explain variation among genetically identical cells and the molecular processes that lead to cancer, say researchers. The ... Read more...

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‘Conan the Bacterium’ could have been the origin of life on Earth


July 19th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 19 (ANI): Brazilian scientists have suggested that organisms like a microbe dubbed 'Conan the Bacterium' could have been the origin of life on Earth, after they found that it could ... Read more...

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‘Junk DNA’ supports development in less-than-ideal growth conditions


July 17th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 17 (ANI): Repeated instructional regions in the DNA of fruit fly may contribute to normal development under less-than-ideal growth conditions by making sure that genes are turned on and off ... Read more...

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What makes a bee grow up to be a queen?


July 15th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): Putting a new piece into the puzzle of what makes a bee grow up to be a queen, researchers have found that a key protein in the insulin ... Read more...

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Now, computer algorithms to help develop flu vaccines


July 10th, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 10 (ANI): Researchers are using computer programs to develop a fast and efficient method of generating vaccines for new strains of flu viruses.Dimitris Papamichail, and a team of researchers from ... 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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Ex-addict Ozzy’s genome map to reveal why he’s still alive


June 14th, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 14 (ANI): The mystery of why Ozzy Osbourne has survived years of drug and alcohol abuse may finally be busted - the former Black Sabbath star is set to have ... Read more...

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