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New research says glaucoma is in one’s genes


September 4th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Sep 4 (IANS) Scientists have isolated three new genes linked to Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma (PACG), a leading cause of blindness, which affects 15 million people worldwide, 80 percent ... Read more...

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Gene causing lung cancer identified


January 7th, 2012 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Singapore, Jan 6 (IANS) A gene responsible for lung cancer has been identified by scientists here.Cancer stem cells or tumor-initiating cells (TIC) are responsible for tumor growth, Xinhua reported quoting ... Read more...

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Two gene variants in dengue identified


October 18th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 18 (IANS) Researchers have identified two genetic variants that increase chances of your being infected with severe dengue and some people's genetic make-up predisposes them to the infection. ... Read more...

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Singapore scientists first to discover important genes in human stem cells


October 19th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 19 (ANI): A team of scientists from Singapore has discovered the most important genes in human embryonic stem cells (hESCs), a crucial breakthrough in discovering how human stem cells work. ... Read more...

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Faulty genes that raise meningitis risk identified


August 9th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 9 (ANI): A new study of has revealed that genetic differences make some people susceptible to developing meningococcal meningitis and septicaemia, and others naturally immune.The research, led by Imperial College ... Read more...

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Genes linked to throat cancer identified


May 31st, 2010 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 31 (ANI): Scientists have found genes associated with throat cancer.Genome Institute of Singapore and Sun Yat-Sen University Cancer Centre identified the three new susceptibility genes.The study, led by the ... Read more...

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Scientists use zebrafish to study Parkinson’s disease


April 23rd, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington April 23 (ANI): Scientists have recently developed a zebrafish model for Parkinson's disease that can be used for understanding the mechanism underlying its development.The knowledge gained will be helpful for ... Read more...

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Scientists identify gene that improves quality of reprogrammed stem cells


February 8th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 08 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have found that a genetic molecule, Tbx3, which is important to the early developmental processes in mammals, can improve the quality of stem ... Read more...

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Boffins map epigenome of human stem cells during development


February 4th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute and The Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) have shown, through a map, how the human genome is modified during embryonic development.The study ... Read more...

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Leprosy susceptibility genes identified


December 17th, 2009 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 17 (ANI): Scientists in Singapore and China have identified seven genes that increase an individual's susceptibility to leprosy.The researchers, who analyzed more than 10,000 DNA samples from leprosy patients and ... Read more...

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Asians share a common ancestry


December 11th, 2009 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 11 (ANI): A new study has revealed that all Asians share a common ancestry.The findings were reported by the Human Genome Organisation (HUGO) Pan-Asian SNP Consortium, which examines the single-nucleotide ... Read more...

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First ‘genetic map’ of Han Chinese may aid search for disease susceptibility genes


November 26th, 2009 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 26 (ANI): Scientists at the Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) have published the first genetic historical map of the Han Chinese, the largest ethnic population in the world, as they ... Read more...

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Gene ‘behind breast cancer’s aggressive behaviour’ identified


July 21st, 2009 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): Scientists from Genome Institute of Singapore have identified a gene, which they believe might contribute to the breast cancer's aggressive behaviour.Aggressive forms of cancer are often driven by ... Read more...

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Genes behind common skin disease psorasis uncovered


January 26th, 2009 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): Scientists in Singapore and China have identified genes that play an important role in the development of psoriasis, a common chronic skin disease.In three independent studies, researchers ... Read more...

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Presence of gene variant helps protect against scaly skin patches


January 26th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Jan 26 (IANS) Researchers have identified a gene variant that helps protect against psoriasis, a chronic skin disease characterised by red scaly patches.Researchers led by Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) associate ... Read more...

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Researchers identify genes behind dangerous childhood disease


January 12th, 2009 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 12 (IANS) A team of researchers examining the entire human genome have identified new genes that seem to make some children more vulnerable to the little-understood Kawasaki disease.Kawasaki is an ... Read more...

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Genes implicated with Kawasaki disease identified


January 9th, 2009 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 9 (ANI): A team of international researchers has shed new light on Kawasaki disease, an inflammatory disorder that is said to have been suffered by Hollywood actor John Travolta''s ... Read more...

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”Junk” DNA distinguishes humans from other species


November 5th, 2008 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 5 (ANI): What was earlier considered to be "junk" DNA has now been found to be an important ingredient distinguishing humans from other species, say scientists at the Genome ... Read more...

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Gene that may make humans more vulnerable to tuberculosis identified


October 10th, 2008 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 10 (ANI): A new gene, named Toll-like receptor 8 (TLR8), has been identified to play a major role in human susceptibility to pulmonary tuberculosis, according to a new study.Pulmonary ... Read more...

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Study uncovers 3,000 genomic hotspots in embryonic stem cells


June 14th, 2008 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 14 (ANI): Researchers at the Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) and the National University of Singapore (NUS) have made a chart showing over 3,000 genomic hotspots of essential protein ... Read more...

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Modern microbialites may be remnants of ancient ecosystems


March 18th, 2008 - 1:45 pm ICT by admin
London, March 18 (ANI): Modern Microbialites organosedimentary structures built by the interaction of organisms and their environment may be endemic remnants of ancient ecosystems, according to a team of researchers from ... Read more...

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