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Animals too hedge their bets like humans in natural selection


March 16th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 16 (ANI): Just like humans, other animals also hedge their bets, and understanding this may help explain how nature will respond to future climate change, says expert.Andrew Simons of Carleton ... 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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Genetically targeted medication shows promise in treating alcoholism


January 21st, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): UVA investigators have for the first time successfully treated alcohol-dependent individuals with medication that is tailored specifically to match their genetic profile."Our findings suggest a new paradigm for ... Read more...

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Genes May Determine Friendships, Researchers Say


January 19th, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Jan 19, (THAINDIAN NEWS) They say, a friend in need is a friend indeed. How do we make friends? Why do we like someone? Proceedings of the National Academy of ... Read more...

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First genetic test for predicting IVF success developed


January 16th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): Researchers have developed the first genetic blood test for predicting the chances that in vitro fertilization (IVF) will lead to a successful pregnancy.The test is based on the ... Read more...

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Crops not affected by temperature rise: Minister


December 3rd, 2010 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) There has been no major impact on wheat production of the rising temperature in India, Minister of State for Agriculture K.V. Thomas said Friday even as experts ... Read more...

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Why multiple sclerosis risk changes with season


January 30th, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 30 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the risk of developing multiple sclerosis changes with the season.Lead researchers Emmanuelle Waubant and Ellen Mowry revealed that this seasonal effect is ... 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...

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Green tea may cut smokers’ lung cancer risk


January 13th, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): Green tea has the potential to modulate the effect of smoking on lung cancer, a new study has revealed.The hospital-based, randomized study was conducted in Taiwan."Lung cancer is ... Read more...

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AIIMS scientists identify two common HPV genotypes in northern India


October 11th, 2009 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 11 (ANI): Researchers from All India Institute of Medical Sciences have identified two common types of HPV viruses responsible for causing cervical cancer, a vaccination for which could eliminate 75 ... Read more...

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Genes linked with onset age of Parkinson’s disease identified


October 8th, 2009 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): Genes, which may influence the onset age of Parkinson's Disease (PD) have been identified, report researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM).The findings are the first to ... Read more...

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Worker bees engage in ‘reproductive class war’ with queen


September 10th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 10 (ANI): All is not hunky-dory among the members of bee colonies, which are known for their cooperation. A new research has shown a conflict for reproduction between worker bees ... Read more...

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Why fake medicines work as effectively for some people as real ones


July 21st, 2009 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): Researchers at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) have come up with an explanation for why placebos-sham pills often used for clinical studies-work nearly as well for some ... Read more...

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Can an individual’s bitter-taste sensitivity help determine diabetes risk?


July 11th, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 11 (ANI): A research team at Kansas State University, including an Indian origin scientist, are studying whether an individual's bitterness sensitivity can help predict his/her risk of developing type ... 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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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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Genetic model that predicts how plants respond to climate change


January 18th, 2009 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 18 (ANI): Scientists have created a genetic model that can predict how plants respond to climate change and flower in different environments.It has been known for some time that ... Read more...

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Individuals DNA sets time clock for HIV to turn into AIDS


December 11th, 2008 - 4:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 11 (ANI): A new study has revealed how quickly HIV turns into AIDS might depend on an individual''s DNA.In the study, Stephen O''Brien from the National Cancer Institute ... 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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Wild strawberries may help reduce cancer risk


December 4th, 2007 - 2:38 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): A new study has revealed that wild strawberries are the best source of reducing cancer risk.The research led by Dr. Shiow Y. Wang, a plant physiologist and ... Read more...

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