genomes

Scientists now know tomato better


May 31st, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Scientists have successfully sequenced the genomes of tomato, which is expected to lower costs and increase the vegetable's production worldwide, officials said Thursday.It took seven ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Gene duplication gave humans powerful brain


May 4th, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 4 (IANS) The genetic changes that account for the bulk of differences between humans and primates boils down to a single factor - gene duplication, which gave us ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Childhood obesity genes identified


April 12th, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 12 (IANS) Scientists have identified at least two new gene variants that increase the chances of common childhood obesity.The meta-analysis included 14 different research groups, including that from ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Entire genome of extinct human decoded from finger bone


February 8th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 8 (IANS) German anthropologists have decoded the entire genome sequence of a Denisovan, representative of the extinct Asian group related to Neanderthals, from a finger bone fossil, a ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

China finishes sequencing Genghis Khan descendant’s genome


December 18th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 18 (IANS) China said Sunday that it has finished sequencing the genome of a direct descendant of Genghis Khan.In 1206, a man known as Temujen was crowned Genghis ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Video game lends cutting edge to genetic research


December 7th, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 7 (IANS) A video game known as Phylo has lent a cutting edge to genetic research, especially understanding the role DNA plays in Alzheimer's, diabetes and cancer, reveals ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Separation at birth triggers genomic changes in kids


December 6th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 6 (IANS) Children who feel the pangs of separation from parents at birth and are brought up in orphanages undergo genetic changes, reveals a study. "Our study shows ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Heat-loving fungi open way to greener fuels


October 5th, 2011 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 5 (IANS) Two heat-loving fungi, found in composts that self-ignite minus flame or spark, could pave the way to faster development of greener biofuels and chemicals, new research ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Hidden DNA code more influential than our genes


September 19th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) The "hidden" DNA code may be far more influential than our genes, passing down new biological traits more rapidly than previously thought.The study throws up the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Scientists isolate genes behind BP, stroke, cardiac risks


September 12th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 12 (IANS) Dozens of genetic variants may explain why some people face a higher risk of hypertension, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases, according to a new study. Scientists ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Low body fat no protection against heart risk


June 27th, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 27 (IANS) A lower body fat level may not always lower your risk for heart disease and diabetes, researchers say. Douglas P. Kiel and David Karasik, researchers at ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Gene linked to severity of autism’s social dysfunction identified


April 7th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 7 (ANI): Johns Hopkins scientists have identified a gene associated with autism that appears to be linked very specifically to the severity of social interaction deficits.The gene, GRIP1 (glutamate receptor ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Full genetic blueprint of blood cancer offers new insights


March 24th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 24 (ANI): For the first time, US scientists have mapped the full genetic blueprint of 'multiple myeloma', a form of blood cancer.The study from 38 cancer samples might now offer ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bacteria more likely to adopt ‘loner’ genes than well-connected ones


March 17th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 17 (ANI): Scientists have finally found why bacteria are more likely to steal some genes than others after a study of more than three dozen bacteria species- including the microbes ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘David and Goliath’ viruses key to origin of jumping genes


March 4th, 2011 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): Researchers have discovered a pair of 'David and Goliath' viruses that could provide clues to the evolutionary origin of some jumping genes found in other organisms.The small virus ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Liver, not brain, may be source of Alzheimer’s plaques


March 4th, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the plaques associated with Alzheimer's disease start in the liver and not in the brain-completely altering scientists' ideas about the disease.The unexpected ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New evolutionary research knocks down living ‘missing link’ theory


February 11th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): The living 'missing link' theory has been knocked down by a new study that suggests some species evolve from more sophisticated ancestors."Aristotle was the first to classify organisms ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

29 genome regions linked to common form of inflammatory bowel disease


February 7th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 7 (ANI): Researchers have linked 29 genome regions with ulcerative colitis - a common form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).The new findings support the theory that an overactive immune ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Study finds gene mutation strongly linked to schizophrenia


February 3rd, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 3 (ANI): A team of scientists has discovered a gene mutation strongly linked to schizophrenia and a signaling pathway that may be treatable with existing compounds."In some ways, this is ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Certain types of gut bacteria linked to fatty liver


February 1st, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the abundance or scarcity of certain types of bacteria in the gut may also help predict susceptibility to non-alcoholic fatty liver.In a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Plants adapt genetically to survive unfavourable environments


February 1st, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): A Purdue University study has discovered genetic evidence of how some plants adapt to live in unfavourable conditions.The findings could one day be used to help food crops ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Our genome more closely related to orangutans than chimps


January 27th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): Although orangutans and humans are more distantly related, some regions of our genomes are more alike than those of our closest living relative, the chimpanzee, suggests a new ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Humpty Dumpty-like chromosomes trigger cancer quicker than usual


January 17th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 17 (ANI): A UK scientist has discovered that a single event can release a chain of hundreds of mutations, and trigger cancers much more quickly than usual.Peter Campbell at the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

AIDS immunity is all in the proteins!


December 27th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 27 (ANI): It is the proteins which help some HIV infected people not end up having AIDS, a new study has suggested.A large-scale genetic analysis has suggested that tiny changes ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Newly sequenced strawberry genome decoded


December 27th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 27 (ANI): Better and tastier quality of strawberry and other crops in the family could be on their way as an international team of scientists has sequenced the genome of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

30,000-yr-old finger bone found in Siberia is from ‘mystery human relative’


December 23rd, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 23 (ANI): Scientists have found that a 30,000-year-old bone finger fossil of a little girl found in Siberia in 2008, was neither a Neanderthal nor an early modern human, but ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Spurt in oxygen levels 550mn yrs ago drove evolution of animal life


December 18th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): A new study at the University of Oxford has revealed that 550 million years ago, when atmospheric oxygen levels on the planet rose sharply from 3 percent to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genome code for most common form of pediatric brain cancer cracked


December 17th, 2010 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): The genetic code for medulloblastoma, the most common pediatric brain cancer and a leading killer of children with cancer, have been decoded by scientists at the Johns Hopkins ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genetic variants that up gynecological disease risk found


December 13th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 13 (ANI): Scientists have identified two genetic variants that increase the risk of developing endometriosis-a common gynaecological disease.Endometriosis is a common gynaecological disease affecting an estimated 6 to 10 per ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Similarities between DNA repair systems of bacteria, humans greater than thought


December 11th, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 11 (ANI): A new study has revealed that there are greater similarities between the DNA repair systems of bacteria and humans than previously thought.The University of Bristol researchers have ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

ALS causing gene discovered


December 10th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): Using a new sequencing method, researchers have discovered a gene that appears to cause some instances of familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).A team of researchers led by scientists ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genetic switch may explain ‘intersex disorder’


December 3rd, 2010 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): In some families, a child is born as a son, but develops physically as a female, although she may not menstruate, and her brothers and male cousins may ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

“Young Justice” Premieres On Cartoon Network


November 27th, 2010 - 8:06 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Nov 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The much awaited Cartoon Network show, "Young Justice" was finally premiered on November 26 in the evening. The premiere episode was aired for one hour and ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Study that ‘unlocked’ genetics of a long life under scanner


November 20th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 20 (ANI): A previously published study into the genetics of ageing has come under scanner after it claimed that it may soon be possible to test people to see whether ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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