human molecular genetics

For first time ever, study proves common genetic roots for autism, epilepsy


April 9th, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): A team of researchers from the CHUM Research Centre (CRCHUM) has for the first time ever identified a new gene that predisposes people to both autism and epilepsy.Led ... Read more...

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How missing molecule distorts path of crucial sex hormones


November 30th, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): A new research suggests that a hormone responsible for the onset of puberty can end up stuck in the wrong part of the body if the nerve pathways ... Read more...

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Strawberries show promise against Huntington’s disease


November 16th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): In a new study, scientists found that strawberries and other fruits and vegetables slows the onset of motor problems and delays death in three models of Huntington's disease.Researchers ... Read more...

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Now, genetic test to predict menopause


October 18th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 18 (ANI): Women might soon be able to take a genetic test in their twenties that would foresee how long they can delay bearing a child, a new study ... Read more...

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Genetic test could predict menopause in women


October 18th, 2010 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 18 (IANS) A genetic test will help predict how long women in their 20s can delay having children. Researchers have found a group of genes that are linked ... Read more...

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New hope for restoring vision in the blind


September 22nd, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 22 (ANI): Scientists have successfully translated retinal cone cells, vital for colour vision, into blind mice.Four years ago, the same research team transplanted rod cells, used in night vision.The ... Read more...

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Why some find anti-malarial drug quinine bitter while others don’t


August 3rd, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 3 (ANI): While some find the anti-malarial drug quinine easy to gulp down, some find it repulsive to taste - and it's all in the genes, says a new study."This ... Read more...

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Pregnant mum’s high-fat diet ‘bad for baby’s heart’


July 7th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): A pregnant mother's diet could be inadvertently putting the health of her offspring at risk through her genes, says a new study.Researchers at the Wellcome Trust Centre for ... Read more...

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First transgenic mouse created to mimic Parkinson’s earliest symptoms


May 4th, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): Researchers have created the first transgenic mouse to display the earliest signs of Parkinson's disease using the genetic mutation that is characteristic of human forms of the disease.The ... Read more...

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Gene linked to congenital heart defects identified


December 18th, 2009 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): A new gene, ETS-1, that is linked to human congenital heart defects has been identified.The study, by researchers from the UC San Diego, School of Medicine and colleagues, ... Read more...

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Regulation of ’short stature’ gene crucial for growth in kids


August 26th, 2009 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
Washington, August 26 (ANI): A team of researchers in Germany have found that not only a gene called SHOX is involved in the development of short stature, but sequences of genetic material ... Read more...

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Why some pregnant women find it difficult to quit smoking


May 15th, 2009 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 15 (ANI): Scientists from Peninsula Medical School and the University of Bristol have discovered a common genetic variant that might make it difficult for women to quit smoking during ... Read more...

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Genetic mutations implicated in irritable bowel syndrome


December 11th, 2008 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 11 (ANI): Researchers at Heidelberg University Hospital say that they have uncovered a molecular basis for an underestimated disease called irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), one of the most common ... Read more...

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Genetic variations behind childhood glaucoma uncovered


November 1st, 2008 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 1 (ANI): Researchers from University of Alberta claim to have uncovered a part of the mystery underlying the cause of glaucoma, a childhood eye disease that often leads to ... Read more...

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Better ways to treat schizophrenia found


September 4th, 2008 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 4 (IANS) A newly-identified brain receptor that stimulates growth in adolescence but whose expression is stunted in schizophrenics may hold the key to treating this dreaded disease.Researcher Cyndi Shannon Weickert ... Read more...

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Genetic mutation slows down growth hormone secretion


August 12th, 2008 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 12 (IANS) A mutation that is behind a childhood tumour syndrome also slows down growth hormone secretion, according to Washington University School of Medicine researchers. The discovery provides new insights ... Read more...

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Gene ‘copy’ behind people becoming transgender at birth?


July 8th, 2008 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 8 (IANS) Researchers have stumbled on a vital discovery that could be the silver lining in a rare condition known as disorder of sex development. One out of 4,500 babies ... Read more...

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