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Genes trigger roots of bipolar disorder?


September 2nd, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Sep 2 (IANS) Researchers have discovered how genes trigger manic symptoms of bipolar disorder.People suffering from bipolar disorder alternate between two extreme states, depressive phase which includes depression, diminished ... Read more...

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Nine genes found to affect bone density


August 8th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 8 (IANS) Scientists have identified nine genes that seem to weaken or strength bone, which could pave the way to more effective treatment for osteoporosis, affecting millions worldwide.Out ... Read more...

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Mechanism for esophageal cancer identified


April 12th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 12 (ANI): Researchers have discovered that a gene thought to be associated with cancer development can be a tumour suppressor gene in mice.Understanding which genes are involved in spreading cancer ... Read more...

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Gene study uncovers clues to memory and learning


February 16th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): Scientists have explored the function of a single gene that governs how neurons form new connections.The study has not only uncovered clues to memory and learning, but has ... Read more...

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Aging-related protein holds breast cancer clues


January 28th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): A new study has linked a common type of breast cancer in older women to a protein that fends off aging-related cellular damage.The study, led by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer ... Read more...

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Why some body organs are more susceptible to cell death than others


January 25th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 25 (ANI): A new study has explained why some body organs are more susceptible to cell death than others, which could eventually lead to advances in treating or preventing heart ... Read more...

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How loss of hearing occurs with age


October 15th, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Minnesota Medical School have found out how age-related hearing loss may occur in humans.The discovery could eventually help physicians develop drugs to combat ... Read more...

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Knocking out a gene makes female mice ‘gay’


July 10th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 10 (ANI): Knocking out a gene called fucose mutarotase (FucM) from female mice actually makes them masculine-they refuse to let males mount them, and attempt copulation with other female mice.The ... Read more...

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Knocking out a gene makes female mice masculine


July 9th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): Knocking out a gene called fucose mutarotase (FucM) from female mice, actually makes them masculine-they refuse to males mount them, and will attempt copulation with other female mice.The ... Read more...

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Procedure to knock out genes in nematode discovered


April 26th, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 26 (ANI): After developing knockout mice and fruit flies, scientists have now devised a procedure for knocking out genes in nematode worms.By knocking genes out of action, researchers led by ... Read more...

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Omega-3 fatty acid in diet can make men fertile


April 13th, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 13 (IANS) The introduction of omega-3 fatty acids in the diet may help in restoring fertility in males, a new study says. The three most nutritionally important omega-3 fatty acids ... Read more...

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Fatty fish may help treat male infertility


April 13th, 2010 - 11:55 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): Besides keeping the heart healthy, omega-3 fatty acids may also have implications for treating male infertility, say researchers.Fatty fish are a very good source of omega-3 fatty acids."In ... Read more...

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New discovery may help boost effectiveness of human vaccines


January 28th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): The Scripps Research Institute scientists have come up with a novel approach to stimulate the immune system to prevent or clear a viral infection.They claim that by blocking ... Read more...

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Do away with alcoholism, switch off hunger hormone


December 23rd, 2009 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 23 (IANS) Drinking problems can be controlled by switching off a hormone that induces appetite and alcohol consumption, reserach says. A new study, carried out by scientist Jerlhag and his colleagues ... Read more...

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Source of nonallergic itch found


December 23rd, 2009 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Remember that itching sensation that refused to go no matter how much you scratched it? Well, sensory scientists from Johns Hopkins have now discovered in mice a molecular ... Read more...

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Chemicals in pot stimulate tongue receptors to taste sweetness


December 23rd, 2009 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Scientists from Monell Centre and Kyushu University in Japan have made a novel discovery that may help control feeding behaviour, thus paving way for interventions to combat burgeoning ... Read more...

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‘Despair’ gene linked to bipolar disorder, depression and schizophrenia


November 14th, 2009 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): A gene, touted as the "despair" gene, which earlier had no relation with mood disorders, has now been found to have a link with bipolar disorder, depression, and ... Read more...

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Protein critical for insulin secretion linked to diabetes


October 27th, 2009 - 9:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): Scientists from University of Chicago have identified a protein that may play a crucial role in developing diabetes.A cellular protein from a family involved in several human diseases ... Read more...

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Protein that supports aggressive breast cancer growth identified


October 4th, 2009 - 11:46 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 4 (ANI): Fox Chase Cancer Center researchers have demonstrated that a protein may be required for some of the most aggressive forms of breast cancer to grow.The findings, based ... Read more...

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Protein inactivation prevents age-related conditions in mice


October 2nd, 2009 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): By blocking a key molecular pathway in mice, researchers could extend their lifespan by up to a fifth and reduce the number of age-related diseases the animals suffer.The ... Read more...

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Novel therapeutic target for fatal flu lung complication identified


September 30th, 2009 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 30 (ANI): Researchers from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center have identified a new target that for preventing fatal flu lung complication.The study showed that the novel target could help ... Read more...

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‘Master switch’ gene may help control obesity


September 4th, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 4 (ANI): Scientists from University of Michigan claim to have discovered a gene, which when switched off, can control obesity in mice and help them remain thin.According to Alan Saltiel, ... Read more...

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Alzheimer’s disease drug may treat traumatic brain injury too


July 13th, 2009 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 13 (ANI): A class of drugs used for the treatment of Alzheimer's Disease (AD) has been found to be effective in treating traumatic brain injury as well, according to researchers ... Read more...

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Enzyme key to ageing identified


July 11th, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 11 (ANI): Scientists from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have identified an enzyme that plays a crucial role in the process of aging.Lead researcher Dr. Abbe de Vallejo, associate ... Read more...

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Obesity may not lie in the brain


February 5th, 2009 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 05 (ANI): A team of American researchers has identified a gene that when mutated causes obesity by dampening the body''s ability to burn energy while leaving appetite unaffected.Researchers ... Read more...

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Researchers isolate protein that protects against Alzhemier’s


January 7th, 2009 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 7 (IANS) Researchers have isolated a protein that protects against Alzhemier's disease.The research was conducted by doctoral student Sonia Do Carmo and supervised by √Čric Rassart of the Universit√© du ... Read more...

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Scientists discover bacterial pathway to pave the way for TB treatment


November 3rd, 2008 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 3 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have uncovered a new pathway in which disease-causing bacteria dodge the hosts immune system to survive and grow in the cells that ... Read more...

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Researchers identify clue to genetic cause of fatal birth defect


October 10th, 2008 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 10 (IANS) An enzyme may play a major role in anencephaly, offering hope for a genetic test or even therapy for the rare fatal birth defect in which the brain ... Read more...

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Researchers find clue to genetic cause of fatal birth defect


October 10th, 2008 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 10 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine have found that a novel enzyme may play a significant role in anencephaly a rare fatal ... Read more...

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Ginkgo extract may help prevent stroke damage


October 10th, 2008 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 10 (ANI): Daily dose of a standardized extract from the leaves of the ginkgo tree can prevent or reduce brain damage after an induced stroke, say researchers.After working with ... Read more...

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Fear gene behind helicopter mom behaviour identified


September 16th, 2008 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 16 (ANI): Experiments on mice conducted by Rutgers geneticists have unveiled a gene that promotes helicopter mom behaviour in the animal. Research leader Gleb Shumyatsky, an assistant professor of ... Read more...

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Stem cells repair congenital heart defect in mice


September 12th, 2008 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 12 (ANI): Researchers at Mayo Clinic have shown that stem cells can be used to regenerate heart tissue to treat dilated cardiomyopathy, a congenital defect.Their study is based ... Read more...

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Over 6,000 genes influence body weight in mice


January 15th, 2008 - 1:09 pm ICT by admin
Washington, January 15 (ANI): Monell Center researchers say that more than 6,000 genes, about 25 per cent of the genome, contribute to obesity and body weight in mice.This is for the ... Read more...

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New molecular target for prevention of obesity identified


November 14th, 2007 - 2:52 am ICT by admin
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