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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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Junk DNA makes humans so different from primates


March 1st, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 1 (IANS) Repetitive stretches of "junk" DNA may partly explain why humans are so different from primates. Medical researchers at the University of Iowa found that when a particular type ... Read more...

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Study identifies key mechanisms in geographic atrophy


February 7th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 7 (ANI): A new study from researchers of the University of Kentucky has discovered a molecular mechanism implicated in geographic atrophy, the major cause of untreatable blindness in the industrialized ... Read more...

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Key info about breast cancer risk can be found in ‘junk’ DNA


December 17th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): Scientist have discovered that a new genetic biomarker, which indicates an increased risk for developing breast cancer, can be found in an individual's "junk" (non-coding) DNA.Researchers at the ... Read more...

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Scientists discover cancer treatment in ‘junk DNA’


September 29th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 29 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a way to shrink tumours in certain cancers - a finding that provides hope for new treatments.The cancers in question are those caused by a ... Read more...

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Genetic variant linked to TB susceptibility in Africans identified


August 9th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 9 (ANI): Using a technique known as a genome-wide association (GWA) study, scientists have identified a genetic variant which increases susceptibility to tuberculosis (TB) in African populations.This is the ... Read more...

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‘Junk DNA’ supports development in less-than-ideal growth conditions


July 17th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 17 (ANI): Repeated instructional regions in the DNA of fruit fly may contribute to normal development under less-than-ideal growth conditions by making sure that genes are turned on and off ... Read more...

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‘Junk’ DNA behind cancer growth


May 3rd, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Researchers from the University of Leeds, UK, the Charite University Medical School and the Max Delbruck Centre for Molecular Medicine (MDC) in Berlin, Germany, have identified how 'junk' DNA promotes the growth ... Read more...

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Junk DNA could provide vital clues to heart disease


February 22nd, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0London, February 22 (ANI): Scientists have linked a region of junk DNA, the 98 per cent or so of the genome that does not code for proteins, to the ... Read more...

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‘Junk DNA’ could detect breast and bowel cancer


January 6th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): A type of genetic rogue elements, produced by DNA sequences commonly known as 'junk DNA', could help diagnose breast and bowel cancer, according to researchers at The University ... Read more...

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Junk DNA’s cut and paste mechanism could lead to gene therapies


September 22nd, 2009 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 22 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Edinburgh have discovered that a protein enables sections of so-called junk DNA to be cut and pasted within genetic code- a finding which ... Read more...

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Oxidative stress a primary cause of genetic mutations


September 8th, 2009 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 8 (ANI): Tracking genetic mutations through the human equivalent of about 5,000 years, scientists in the U.S. have for the first time shown that oxidative DNA damage is a primary ... Read more...

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Researchers stress importance of Vitamin D


August 19th, 2009 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) The ability of vitamin D to regulate anti-bacteria proteins, a key part of the immune system of humans and primates, has survived through 60 million years of evolution. ... Read more...

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Common variation in a gene may lead to structural changes in the brain


August 18th, 2009 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 18 (ANI): Common variations in a gene behind Retts Syndrome, autism, and mental retardation have been found to be linked with differences in brain structure in both healthy individuals and ... Read more...

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Indian-origin boffin offers potential new spinal muscular atrophy treatment


July 28th, 2009 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): A team of researchers led by Indian origin scientist has come up with a potential new treatment for spinal muscular atrophy, the second-leading cause of infant mortality in ... Read more...

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‘Junk’ DNA helps in quick adaptation to environmental changes


May 29th, 2009 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 29 (IANS) The unknown side of the DNA, dismissed as "junk", activates our genomic evolution, tuning gene activity and helping organisms adapt to environmental changes quickly, a new study has ... Read more...

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”Junk” DNA distinguishes humans from other species


November 5th, 2008 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 5 (ANI): What was earlier considered to be "junk" DNA has now been found to be an important ingredient distinguishing humans from other species, say scientists at the Genome ... Read more...

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Humans owe their identity to ‘junk’ DNA


November 5th, 2008 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 5 (IANS) What had been described by scientists as "junk" DNA is what gives humans their distinct identity. More than 50 percent of human DNA are copies of nearly identical ... Read more...

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”Junk DNA does hold value in gene regulation


October 17th, 2008 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 17 (ANI): Junk DNA, or repetitive DNA segments previously thought to have no function, have now been found to create exons, which could play an important role in gene ... Read more...

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Dominant dads dont guarantee dominant descendants


August 7th, 2008 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 7 (ANI): A new study suggests that it is not certain that a rich and powerful father will definitely ensure a socially dominant status for his sons and grandsons ... Read more...

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Researchers find the root of the evolutionary emergence of vertebrates


February 12th, 2008 - 3:52 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 12: Researchers have traced the root of the evolutionary emergence of vertebrates to micro RNA.Conducted by Dartmouth College researchers and colleagues from the University of Bristol, the new research argues ... Read more...

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