genomics

Kids who face violence age faster


April 25th, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 25 (IANS) Kids who have experienced violence seem to age faster, their DNA shows wear and tear normally linked with aging, says a new study."This is the first ... Read more...

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India to triple expenditure on science research


February 28th, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) India will triple spending on research and development related to science and technology during the Twelfth Five Year Plan starting April this year, Minister of ... Read more...

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Gene that controls immune system linked to preeclampsia


February 15th, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): Scientists have found that the placentas of women who suffer preeclampsia during pregnancy have an overabundance of a gene associated with the regulation of the body's immune system.The ... 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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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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India must improve infrastructure to compete with China: Murthy


October 27th, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Oct. 27 (ANI): India needs to improve its infrastructure significantly if it has to compete with China, said N. R. Narayana Murthy, non-executive Chairman of Infosys Technologies.Addressing an All India Management ... Read more...

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DNA Of The Famous But Notorious Ozzy Osbourne To Be Analyzed


July 1st, 2010 - 7:57 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 1, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Excessive addiction to alcohol and an unhealthful consumption of drugs have marred the existence of numberless rock stars. Their lives have been vanquished by ... Read more...

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FDA Warning Causes Walgreens’ Halt On Genetic Testing Kit


May 14th, 2010 - 1:26 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
May 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Walgreens recently announced their intention to be the first store to sell genetic testing kits which would give people advanced notice as to whether or not they are ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

New approach helps pinpoint genes behind common diseases


April 30th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): Challenging the long-held view that common diseases are usually caused by common gene variants (mutations), researchers have now said that the culprits may be numerous rare variants.And these ... Read more...

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Gene site linked to food allergy identified


March 8th, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 8 (ANI): Scientists have discovered the first major gene location responsible for a severe, often painful type of food allergy called eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE).In this disease, which may cause ... Read more...

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World’s first in-depth study of malaria parasite genome completed


February 6th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 6 (ANI): Researchers at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University's (NTU) School of Biological Sciences have completed the world's first in-depth study of the malaria parasite genome.The groundbreaking research could lead to ... Read more...

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Further research needed in disease gene studies, say scientists


January 26th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): Scientists need to broaden their search in the field of genetics to pinpoint rare but powerful disease-causing mutations, according to a new study.In the study, researchers from two ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sunflower DNA Maps Being Researched To Create New, Economical Variety


January 25th, 2010 - 9:09 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Jan 25, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new research project has been launched that aims at mapping the DNA of sunflowers. The project, called the Genomics of Sunflower, is funded by the ... Read more...

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New technique may provide deeper insight into cancer


January 25th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 25 (ANI): University of Chicago scientists have developed a new technique that would help in examining hundreds of proteins at once and get a deeper insight into cancer and other ... Read more...

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Gene mutation protects people from flesh-eating disease


December 30th, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 30 (ANI): In a new study, researchers from The Methodist Hospital Research Institute in Houston have identified a genetic mutation that appears to protect people from developing flesh-eating disease called ... Read more...

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Coming soon: 15-minute, $100 human genome sequencing


July 28th, 2009 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): Human genome sequencing is expected to become as cheap as 100 dollars per case, and that too at speeds 20,000 times faster than second-generation sequencers currently on the ... Read more...

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New cell programming method rapidly turns bacteria into biotech factories


July 27th, 2009 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 27 (ANI): Harvard Medical School researchers in the U.S. have developed a new cell programming method, called Multiplex Automated Genome Engineering (MAGE), which promises to give biotechnology, in particular synthetic ... Read more...

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Water may offer best therapy to keep skin wrinkle-free


July 20th, 2009 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 20 (ANI): Water may act as a weapon against ageing, and help keep wrinkles at bay, according to a study.Scientists have recently identified 1,500 genes that determine how long ... Read more...

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Canine, human genes spur drive to find brain cancer cure


July 8th, 2009 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 7 (IANS) Canine and human genes are spurring the researchers' drive to find a cure for brain cancer. Pinpointing genes involved in human brain cancer can be like looking for a ... Read more...

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Ginseng is a natural anti-inflammatory agent (Lead)


May 14th, 2009 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 14 (IANS) Ginseng, a herb used in traditional Chinese medicines and other Asian healing systems, does have anti-inflammatory effects, according to the latest study. In effect, it is like applying ... Read more...

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‘Ginseng a natural anti-inflammatory agent’


May 14th, 2009 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 14 (IANS) Ginseng, a herb used in traditional Chinese and other Asian medicines, does have anti-inflammatory effects, according to the latest study. In effect, it is like applying ice to ... Read more...

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Traditional Chinese herb may help make immunological drugs


May 14th, 2009 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 14 (ANI): A herb called ginseng, which has long been used in traditional Chinese and other Asian medicine, naturally contains anti-inflammatory effects that may be harnessed to make immunological medications, ... Read more...

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Biologists assemble most extensive genetic resource for reef-building coral


May 12th, 2009 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (ANI): A team led by biologists from The University of Texas at Austin, US, has assembled a nearly complete collection of genes for a species of reef-building coral.The scientists ... Read more...

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First robo-scientist makes debut discovery


April 3rd, 2009 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 3 (IANS) Adam, the first robo-scientist, has made history by discovering new information about the genomics of baker's yeast. Ross King, a professor who led the research at Aberystwyth University ... Read more...

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Antibiotic arsenal running out of options in fight against ‘’super bugs”


January 29th, 2009 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 29 (ANI): People are dying from "super bugs" because our antibiotic arsenal is running out of options to fight ever-changing bacteria, warn researchers.The research team led by Barbara E. ... Read more...

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Kangaroos, humans share most of their genes


November 18th, 2008 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 18 (ANI): Kangaroos are genetically similar to humans, Australian researchers have said.Scientists at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Kangaroo Genomics (KanGO) have released the first detailed map of ... Read more...

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Role of gene involved in childhood asthma differs among US, Afro-Americans kids


September 16th, 2008 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 16 (ANI): A gene variant responsible for increasing the risk of childhood asthma in European children acts the same way in white American kids, but not in African American ... Read more...

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Bacteria adapt to extreme temperature changes


July 28th, 2008 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) Bacteria inhabiting the sides of a canyon have adapted to extremes of temperatures by modifying their 'skin' or cell membrane make-up. These bacteria were found to change these ... Read more...

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Scientist cautions against genetic testing


June 1st, 2008 - 3:23 pm ICT by admin
Washington, June 1 (IANS) A scientist has warned compatriots against rushing into genetic testing in the hope of making revolutionary improvements. "Advances being made in genomics are important discoveries, but it's unrealistic ... Read more...

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India launches new mission to develop antibiotic molecules


February 22nd, 2008 - 11:51 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) India has launched a mission to screen and develop antibiotic molecules to tap the over $25 billion global antibiotics market. The department of biotechnology under the ministry ... Read more...

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