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Happiness? It’s all in your genes


September 11th, 2011 - 10:06 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 11 (IANS) Scientists believe they have identified the happy gene that makes us look on the bright side of life.The researchers have found evidence that part of our ... Read more...

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Genetic variants linked to caffeine intake discovered


April 7th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 07 (ANI): Researchers have discovered two genes in which variation affects intake of caffeine, the most widely consumed stimulant in the world.A team of investigators from the National Cancer Institute, ... Read more...

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First vaccine for viral hepatitis C may soon become a reality


April 2nd, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 2 (ANI): Early data from phase I trials of an HCV vaccine show encouraging results, with high immunogenicity and good safety profile.In the first study, a therapeutic T-cell vaccine, based ... Read more...

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Copy parents blindly, it could help!


March 1st, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 1 (IANS) Blindly copying your parents, no matter how stupid it may seem, could be the best bet for long-term survival. Seemingly mindless strategies, such as long-distance migration of ... Read more...

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Copying strategies best for your genes: Study


March 1st, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 1 (ANI): A new study has suggested that blindly copying what your parents did - no matter how stupid it may seem - could be the best strategy for the ... Read more...

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Do plants pay a price for evolving with complex defense mechanisms?


January 29th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): A new study examines whether the production of defense traits against insects and mammals incurs costs to the plants.University of Zurich together with their American colleagues planted different ... Read more...

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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...

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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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Genes make some hit the bottle when other boozers are around


July 23rd, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): If your friend, sitting next to you at a bar, orders a drink, would you too? Researchers say your genes decide.Psychological scientist Helle Larsen from Radboud University in ... Read more...

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Soon, ‘magic pill’ that will allow people to live beyond 100


May 11th, 2010 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 11 (ANI): Scientists are developing a new pill, which, if taken at 40, could boost a person's chances of living longer.Prof Nir Barzilai, director of the Institute of Ageing at ... Read more...

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Spouses of dementia sufferers ’six times more likely to develop same condition’


May 5th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): Spouses of dementia sufferers are six times more likely to develop the condition themselves, compared to similar older married adults whose partner never develops dementia, according to a ... Read more...

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Gene variant could protect memory and thinking skills in older people


April 20th, 2010 - 4:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): A gene variant could help protect the memory and thinking skills of older people, according to a new research.For the study, researchers followed 2,858 African-American and Caucasian people ... Read more...

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Secret to dieting is in the genes


April 7th, 2010 - 6:33 am ICT by IANS
London, April 7 (IANS) The secret to losing weight could be down to a person's genes rather than how strictly they adhere to a diet, a research indicates. According to the study, some ... Read more...

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Marathon runners may have endurance in their genes


February 19th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): Variations in one gene are associated with athletic endurance and may make a difference in a runner's performance, according to a new study.For the study, researchers examined 155 ... Read more...

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Best treatment regimen for hep C


January 5th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Two new studies have led to the discovery of what researchers call the 'best' treatment regimen for Hepatitis C patients.Researchers have shown that treatment with peginterferon alpha-2a (PegIFNá2a) ... Read more...

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Are psychosis, creativity two sides of the same coin?


September 29th, 2009 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 29 (IANS) History is teeming with examples of great artists and men who acted in peculiar ways, signifying either madness or sheer brilliance. In an attempt to understand whether psychosis ... Read more...

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Codeine use post-tonsillectomy could be fatal


August 20th, 2009 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 20 (ANI): The use of codeine to treat pain following a tonsillectomy could prove fatal for some children, a new report has warned.Dr. Gideon Koren from The University of Western ... Read more...

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Scientists use genetic engineering to make virus-resistant grapevines


July 3rd, 2009 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 3 (ANI): Scientists are making certain plants resistant to the "Grapevine fanleaf virus" GFLV by genetic engineering.Extremely hot or rainy periods can destroy entire crops, not to mention the ... Read more...

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Kids’ susceptibility to pesticides’ toxic effects extends much longer into childhood than expected


June 24th, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): The risk of toxic effects of pesticides on kids extends much longer into childhood than expected, reveals a new study at the University of California, Berkeley.Newborns' levels of ... Read more...

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Genetic risk for anxiety, depression not predestined: Study


April 30th, 2009 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 30 (ANI): Previous studies have provided a strong basis of support for hypothesis that individuals with particular genotypes are predestined to negative life outcomes such as depression, anxiety disorders. But ... Read more...

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Turmeric can also reduce inflammation of bowel


April 21st, 2009 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 21 (IANS) Curcumin, the major yellow constituent of turmeric powder, considered auspicious in India, also reduces inflammation of the bowel. This discovery may pave the way for diet-based treatments ... Read more...

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It’s the smell, silly, not the looks


March 18th, 2009 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 18 (IANS) Female mammals are likely to follow their noses to the right mate, according to the latest study on the subject. Lab studies of olfactory signalling may provide the ... Read more...

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New therapy surprisingly successful in brain tumours


March 7th, 2009 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 7 (IANS) German and Swiss researchers have demonstrated that a two-drug combination produces a critical improvement in the treatment of specific brain tumours. They treated 39 patients diagnosed with gliablastoma, ... Read more...

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Migraine, stroke and heart attacks may be genetically linked


February 17th, 2009 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 17 (ANI): A group of American scientists have set out to determine whether a gene variant may affect the link between migraine and stroke or heart attacks. Dr. Markus Schurks, ... Read more...

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Gene linked to reduced mortality from acute lung Injury identified


January 17th, 2009 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 17 (ANI): Researchers at National Jewish Health and the University of Colorado Denver have identified a gene linked to improved survival among patients with acute lung injury.Acute lung injury ... Read more...

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Early intervention could slow progression of cystic fibrosis in infants


December 5th, 2008 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 5 (ANI): The progression of cystic fibrosis in infants could be controlled if they undergo early diagnosis of lung disease along with aggressive treatment, according to a recent study ... Read more...

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Saliva test may predict if a drug dose can cause you side effects


October 24th, 2008 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 24 (ANI): Scientists at Temple Universitys School of Pharmacy are studying whether it is possible to foresee any side effects a particular dose of a medicine can have on ... Read more...

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Adolescents affiliation with delinquent peers tied up in the genome


October 2nd, 2008 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): Adolescent males who possess a certain type of variation in a specific gene are more likely to develop affinity with delinquent peers, says a new study.In a ... Read more...

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BP response to stress can point to better treatment


August 15th, 2008 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) Two-thirds of patients' high blood pressure remains beyond control inspite of the best efforts of doctors, according to a medical expert. "We are trying to identify the mechanisms ... Read more...

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Breast cancer researchers urged to consider subjects ethnicity


July 18th, 2008 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 18 (ANI): Experts at Imperial College London have urged breast cancer researchers to investigate how a person''s ethnicity influences their response to treatment and its outcome.In a piece of ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu varsity to help Australia extract drumstick oil


July 10th, 2008 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Coimbatore, July 10 (IANS) The ubiquitous 'murungai', the popular vegetable known as drumstick, will now be used for biofuel extraction on an industrial scale. The Tamil Nadu Agriculture University (TNAU) here has ... Read more...

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Desire to overeat may lie in your genes


November 14th, 2007 - 2:15 am ICT by admin
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