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New research says glaucoma is in one’s genes


September 4th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Sep 4 (IANS) Scientists have isolated three new genes linked to Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma (PACG), a leading cause of blindness, which affects 15 million people worldwide, 80 percent ... Read more...

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Gene linked with vitamin B12 deficiency found


August 27th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 27 (IANS) Vitamin B12 is vital for healthy functioning of our nervous system, but some people who suffer from its deficiency because of a rare genetic disorder, develop ... Read more...

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Eye colour linked to severity of skin conditions


May 7th, 2012 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 7 (IANS) Eye colour can tell whether you're at risk of serious skin conditions. The blue eyed are less likely to have vitiligo, while the brown eyed may ... Read more...

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Fracture prone? Blame your genes


April 22nd, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 22 (IANS) Are you prone to fractures or trip often? If yes, then blame it on some unidentified genetic regions associated with osteoporosis and bone fracture, says a ... Read more...

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Genes tied to shrinking brain, Alzheimer’s identified


April 16th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 16 (IANS) A quartet of genes, identified in the first ever genetic analysis of more than 9,000 people, may speed shrinkage of a brain region involved in making ... Read more...

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Childhood obesity genes identified


April 12th, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 12 (IANS) Scientists have identified at least two new gene variants that increase the chances of common childhood obesity.The meta-analysis included 14 different research groups, including that from ... Read more...

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Experiment explains how tiger stripes are formed


February 21st, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 21 (IANS) Validating a theory famous code-breaker and mathematician Alan Turing put forth in 1950s, researchers at King's College london have provided the first experimental evidence to show ... Read more...

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Two gene variants in dengue identified


October 18th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 18 (IANS) Researchers have identified two genetic variants that increase chances of your being infected with severe dengue and some people's genetic make-up predisposes them to the infection. ... Read more...

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Genetic parasites changed pregnancy in mammals


September 27th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 27 (IANS) How mammals reproduce today depends on a more than 100 million years old invasion of the mammalian genome by genetic parasites which radically changed the way ... Read more...

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Genes causing arthritis isolated


July 12th, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 12 (IANS) In a breakthrough that could pave the way for better treatment of patients suffering from a painful form of arthritis, which fuses bones in the spine ... Read more...

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Unusual genes behind schizophrenia identified


July 11th, 2011 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 11 (IANS) Scientists have stumbled upon unusual genetic configurations that explain why more schizophrenic patients tend to have them than normal people. 'De novo' mutations are genetic errors ... Read more...

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Low body fat no protection against heart risk


June 27th, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 27 (IANS) A lower body fat level may not always lower your risk for heart disease and diabetes, researchers say. Douglas P. Kiel and David Karasik, researchers at ... Read more...

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Some HIV drugs cause premature ageing


June 27th, 2011 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 27 (IANS) A class of drugs commonly prescribed for HIV in low-income countries can cause premature ageing, a study says. The study shows these drugs damage DNA in ... Read more...

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Genes linked to migraine discovered


June 13th, 2011 - 2:40 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 13 (IANS) US scientists have discovered three gene variants linked to migraine, a move that could help understand the cause of severe headaches.Inheriting any one of the ... Read more...

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Endometrial cancer gene identified


April 18th, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 18 (ANI): Researchers from the Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR) and the University of Cambridge have identified an area of the genome that increases the risk of developing endometrial ... Read more...

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Genetic clues to prevent Alzheimer’s discovered


April 4th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 4 (IANS) The discovery of five genetic links to Alzheimer's disease potentially opens newer ways of treating the condition.The discoveries mean a total of 10 genes are now ... Read more...

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13 genes behind heart disease uncovered


March 7th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 7 (IANS) Scientists have uncovered 13 genes linked to increased risks of coronary artery disease (CAD).CAD symptoms include chest pain, also called angina, shortness of breath during exercise, ... Read more...

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Scientists isolate gene in self-healing skin cancer


February 28th, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 28 (IANS) Scientists have isolated a gene involved in a rare, self-healing skin cancer, which could open the way to newer treatments for other types of cancers. The multiple self-healing ... Read more...

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Genetic fault that causes rare self-healing skin cancer identified


February 28th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 28 (ANI): Researchers have identified a key genetic fault that causes a rare skin cancer to spread and then spontaneously heal itself.The identification of this rare cancer, known as multiple ... Read more...

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Newly sequenced strawberry genome decoded


December 27th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 27 (ANI): Better and tastier quality of strawberry and other crops in the family could be on their way as an international team of scientists has sequenced the genome of ... Read more...

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New genetic links in diabetes drug could pave way for better treatment


December 27th, 2010 - 11:29 am ICT by ANI
London, Dec 27 (ANI): A commonly used diabetes drug has been found to have unexplored genetic links, which could pave way for new and better treatments, say scientists.University of Dundee researchers have ... Read more...

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Genetic variants that up gynecological disease risk found


December 13th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 13 (ANI): Scientists have identified two genetic variants that increase the risk of developing endometriosis-a common gynaecological disease.Endometriosis is a common gynaecological disease affecting an estimated 6 to 10 per ... Read more...

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Genes linking puberty to body fat in women discovered


November 22nd, 2010 - 11:42 am ICT by ANI
London, Nov 22 (ANI): In a breakthrough research, scientists have discovered 30 new genes that control the age of sexual maturation in women.Many of these genes are also known to act on ... Read more...

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Greediness gene dooms dieting


November 15th, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 15 (IANS) Your dieting resolve can be doomed if you are carrying a 'greediness' gene, a study shows.Researchers have shown that a rogue gene linked to obesity makes us fat ... Read more...

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‘Greediness gene’ causes diets to fail even before they start


November 15th, 2010 - 11:39 am ICT by ANI
London, Nov 15 (ANI): Ever thought why your diet fails just within a few days because you can't resist temptation? It may be the 'greediness gene' in you, says a new study.Briton ... Read more...

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Apple or pear-shaped body? Blame it on your genes


October 11th, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 11 (IANS) Our propensity to be apple- or pear-shaped lies partly in our genes. And they shape female shaopes more than males one.A team from the Cambridge, Oxford ... Read more...

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Blame your mom for your muffin top or thunder thighs


October 11th, 2010 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
London, Oct 11 (ANI): A new study by an international team of researchers, including Cambridge and Oxford experts, has revealed that our propensity to be apple or pear-shaped is at least partly ... Read more...

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Scientists identify faulty gene behind migraine


September 27th, 2010 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 27 (IANS) The discovery of a faulty gene behind migraine - an extremely painful condition - offers a ray of hope to millions of sufferers. The finding potentially opens the way ... Read more...

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Brit scientists crack gene code of blindness-causing disease


September 16th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 16 (ANI): Brit scientists have discovered the gene that could trigger glaucoma-a common eye disease that causes blindness.Researchers predict it may soon be possible to screen people's DNA to find ... Read more...

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Rogue gene causes short-sightedness


September 13th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 13 (IANS) Scientists have identified a rogue gene that causes myopia or shortsightedness, paving the way for eye drops that could prevent or halt the condition. Within 10 years, these ... Read more...

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Scientists identify genes linked with migraine risk


August 30th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 30 (IANS) Scientists have for the first time pinpointed genes that are linked with migraine. The researchers, examining the genetic profile of more than 50,000 people, came up with new ... Read more...

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Apples with extra healthy punch on the way


August 30th, 2010 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 30 (IANS) Scientists have cracked the genetic code for Golden Delicious, a variety of apple, that paves the way to crunchier, juicier, healthier fruits. The breakthrough is already being used to ... Read more...

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Gene breakthrough leads to hope of meningitis vaccine soon


August 9th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) Genetic factors which make people more vulnerable to meningitis have been identified - raising hopes of developing a vaccine for the deadliest form of the disease. For the ... Read more...

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Special protein to cure anaemia discovered


August 5th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, August 5 (ANI): Researchers have announced the discovery of a special protein that can improve treatment of hereditary anaemia.The KLF1 blood protein is less active in many members of a ... Read more...

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New genes linked to Type 2 diabetes identified


June 28th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 28 (ANI): Scientists have identified a dozen new genes linked to the most common form of diabetes, bringing the known total to 38.Researchers at Edinburgh University hope to search for ... Read more...

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