human genome research

Skin bugs protects body from infection


July 29th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 29 (IANS) Bugs that normally inhabit the skin may actually protect the body from infection, shows a study.By the virtue of being the largest organ of the body, ... Read more...

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Scientists complete whole-exome sequencing of skin cancer


April 16th, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 16 (ANI): A team of scientists at the National Institutes of Health has become the first to systematically survey the landscape of the melanoma genome, the DNA code of the ... Read more...

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Arthritis drug shows promise in treating common recurrent fever in kids


April 9th, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): A team of researchers at the National Institutes of Health has identified a promising new treatment for common recurrent fever in children.The syndrome is called periodic fever associated ... Read more...

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Robot system to test 10,000 chemicals for toxicity


March 21st, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 21 (IANS) A new high-speed robot screening system can test 10,000 different chemicals for potential toxicity.These chemicals include compounds found in industrial and consumer products, food additives and ... Read more...

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Golden retriever could hold key to treating muscular dystrophy


December 31st, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 31 (ANI): Ringo, a golden retriever, suffers from muscular dystrophy but appears to be immune to its debilitating effects - causing scientists to believe that he may be the key ... Read more...

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Genetic elements that influence risk of type-2 diabetes identified


November 3rd, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 3 (ANI): Scientists have captured the most comprehensive snapshot to date of DNA regions that regulate genes in human pancreatic islet cells, a subset of which produces insulin.The study ... Read more...

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California scientists hail ‘penicillin moment’ in cancer treatment


September 15th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 15 (ANI): Scientists in the US have hailed a 'penicillin moment' in cancer treatment after trials of a drug that targets the formation of specific tumours using genetic data.The study ... Read more...

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‘Penicillin’ breakthrough in cancer treatment?


September 15th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 15 (IANS) Scientists have hailed as yet another "penicillin moment" the successful clinical trial of a new drug that could halt or reverse the growth of cancer in the human ... Read more...

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Bad genes an easy excuse for poor health


June 10th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 10 (IANS) People find it easier to blame bad genes for poor health rather than taking the initiative to change their lifestyle. And this comes despite knowing that genes are ... Read more...

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At-risk adults tend to blame genes for ill-health than change lifestyle


June 9th, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): People, who are more at risk of disease, are more likely to give too much importance to genetic causes of disease than change their lifestyle, according to researchers. ... Read more...

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Genome study shows there’s a Neanderthal in all of us


May 7th, 2010 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 7 (ANI): There's a Neanderthal in all of us, as according to a study, some of our ancestors interbred with the thick-browed cavemen.Boffins have produced the first whole genome sequence ... Read more...

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Obama names Indian American to White House bioethics panel


April 10th, 2010 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 10 (IANS) President Barack Obama has named India-born Harvard geneticist Raju Kucherlapati, whose research focuses on gene mapping, gene modification and cloning disease genes, to a key White House ... Read more...

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Wiener dog’s stubby legs may hold clue to human dwarfism and evolution


July 25th, 2009 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 25 (ANI): A new research has determined that the wiener dog's stubby little legs hold a clue to both human dwarfism and evolution as a whole.The key is in ... Read more...

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Why dachshunds, corgis have stubby legs


July 17th, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 17 (ANI): The short curved legs, characteristic of today's dachshunds, corgis, basset hounds and at least 16 other breeds of dogs, is due to a single evolutionary event in the ... Read more...

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Genetic trigger for disease-fighting antibodies identified


July 17th, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0Washington, July 17 (ANI): Scientists from La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology have identified a specific gene that signals body to produce antibodies to fight disease-causing viruses and other ... Read more...

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Evolutionary mis-step created short-legged dogs


July 17th, 2009 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 17 (IANS) Scientists have stumbled on an evolutionary discovery that seems to explain the short, curved legs so characteristic of dachshunds, corgis, basset hounds and other dog breeds. The discovery provides ... Read more...

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Fallopian tubes could offer new stem cell source


June 18th, 2009 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): Researchers from Human Genome Research Centre at the University of Sao Paulo have claimed that discarded human fallopian tubes can be a rich source of stem cells for ... Read more...

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Our skin hosts much more diverse set of bacteria than previously believed


May 29th, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 29 (ANI): Human skin is home to a much wider array of bacteria than previously thought, a new study by National Institutes of Health researchers has shown.The study has also ... Read more...

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Gene that suppresses skin cancer growth identified


March 30th, 2009 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 30 (ANI): Scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the U.S. have announced the discovery of a gene that suppresses tumour growth in melanoma, the deadliest form of ... Read more...

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“Smart” designer dogs on the way


February 17th, 2009 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): Unlike the biological approach used to create hybrid dogs, it may soon be possible to create genetically engineered pooches with selected traits such as size, colour, perhaps ... Read more...

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How come black wolf in dog’s clothing?


February 7th, 2009 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 7 (IANS) Black wolves owe their coat to the cousins of the domestic dog, which bred with them thousands of years ago, transferring a gene responsible for the colour. ... Read more...

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Anti-cancer drug reverses cardiovascular damage linked to premature aging disorder


October 7th, 2008 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): In a study on premature aging disorder, called progeria, scientists have shown that an experimental anti-cancer drug can prevent, and even reverse, potentially fatal cardiovascular damage associated ... Read more...

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Platypus genome holds key to mammalian evolution


May 8th, 2008 - 11:29 am ICT by admin
Washington, May 8 (IANS) Scientists have decoded the genome of one of the most unusual creatures in existence - the duck-billed platypus. And now they know why it is part bird, part ... Read more...

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Human immune cell protein opens new front in fighting AIDS virus


April 29th, 2008 - 2:48 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 29 (ANI): A research group supported by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) has blocked HIV infection in the test tube by inactivating a human protein expressed in ... Read more...

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New way to block HIV infection found


April 29th, 2008 - 12:41 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 29 (IANS) Researchers have been able to block HIV infection by disabling a human protein in key cells. The breakthrough will enable doctors to outwit the fast mutating HIV virus ... Read more...

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1000 genomes sequencing project announced


January 23rd, 2008 - 1:27 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 23 (ANI): An international research association has announced the 1000 Genomes Project on Jan 23.The project is an ambitious effort to sequence the genomes of at least 1000 people ... Read more...

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