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Scientists discover gene linked to clear vision


December 20th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 20 (IANS) A new research has discovered a gene that plays a key role in maintaining clarity of cornea and vision in humans and mice, potentially opening the ... Read more...

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‘Control center’ for sperm production discovered


February 3rd, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 03 (ANI): A new study into the intricacies of sex in flowering plants have shown that a gene in plants, called DUO1, acts as a master switch to ensure twin ... Read more...

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Function of novel molecule that underlies human deafness revealed


January 22nd, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): Scientists has revealed that the molecular mechanism underlying deafness is caused by a mutation of a specific microRNA called miR-96.The discovery by researchers at the University of Sheffield ... Read more...

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Diabetes can impact cholesterol synthesis in the brain: Study


December 1st, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): A new study from the Joslin Diabetes Center suggests that diabetes can affect how much cholesterol the brain can make.The brain contains more cholesterol than any other organ ... Read more...

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New gene therapy may ‘fix memory problems in Alzheimer patients’


November 29th, 2010 - 11:38 am ICT by ANI
London, Nov 29 (ANI): Scientists at the Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease (GIND) in San Francisco have discovered a new gene therapy that successfully fixed memory problems in mice with Alzheimer's disease ... Read more...

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How HRT and the Pill can lead to breast cancer


September 30th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 30 (ANI): Synthetic sex hormones called progestins used in hormone replacement therapy, HRT, and in contraceptives can increase the risk of breast cancers, say experts.And now medical researchers at the ... Read more...

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Brain regulatory gene identified


July 2nd, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 2 (IANS) Scientists have identified a gene that seems to be a master regulator of human brain development. The human brain is a marvel of nature with more than 100 billion ... Read more...

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Scientists identify gene regulating human brain development


July 2nd, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): Scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison have identified a single gene that seems to be a master regulator of human brain development, guiding undifferentiated stem cells down tightly ... Read more...

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New compounds may help develop drugs for degenerative nerve diseases


January 20th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): Scientists at Duke University Medical Centre have discovered certain compounds that could lead to promising new drugs for degenerative nerve diseases, such as Huntington's disease, Alzheimer's disease and ... Read more...

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Plants can sense, formulate reaction to temperature change


January 11th, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 11 (IANS) Plants are highly sensitive to changing temperatures and can coordinate an appropriate response for variations as little as one degree Celsius, according to a new finding that can ... Read more...

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Plants can feel a rise in temperature


January 8th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 8 (ANI): A new research by scientists has shown how plants not only 'feel' a rise in temperature, but also coordinate an appropriate response, by activating hundreds of genes and ... Read more...

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Scientists identify human body’s natural defenses against cancer


December 12th, 2009 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 12 (ANI): Researchers in Canada have identified a novel molecular mechanism that prevents cancer.Researchers from the Universite de Montreal and the Universite de Sherbrooke have found that the SOCS1 ... Read more...

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Scientists identify master enzyme for regenerating nerve fibers in live animals


October 26th, 2009 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): A previously identified enzyme, known as Mst3b, has been found to play a major role in regenerating damaged axons (nerve fibers) in a live animal model, in both ... Read more...

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How birds and mammals evolved to have 4-chambered hearts


September 3rd, 2009 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 3 (ANI): Scientists have discovered the first genetic link that can explain how the heart evolved from being a three-chambered to four-chambered organ.The discovery has shed light on how cold-blooded ... Read more...

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Scientists identify gene involved in common birth defect in the brain


August 10th, 2009 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 10 (ANI): Researchers from the University of Chicago and University of Alberta have identified a gene that appears to be critically involved in a common birth defect which causes mental ... Read more...

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Drug cuts down damage from heart attacks


July 24th, 2009 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 24 (IANS) A drug that targets a disease causing gene substantially cuts down muscle damage after a heart attack. Known as Dz13, the drug targets and neutralises the master regulator ... Read more...

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Master regulator gene’s discovery takes scientists a step closer to possible diabetes cure


July 21st, 2009 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (AIN): Identifying a master regulator gene for early embryonic development of the pancreas and other organs, scientists at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have moved a step closer to ... 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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Gene that controls abnormal sugar production in liver identified


May 22nd, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 22 (ANI): In a novel study, scientists have identified a gene that helps regulate abnormal production of sugar in the liver, critical to people with diabetes.The liver is the sugar ... Read more...

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Embryo’s heartbeat triggers blood stem cell formation


May 14th, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 14 (ANI): In a breakthrough study, researchers have found that heartbeat and blood circulation play key role in the formation of blood cells in embryos.The finding might provide an answer ... Read more...

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Novel genetic regulator involved in head, throat cancers discovered


April 29th, 2009 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 29 (ANI): In a major scientific advancement, pharmacy researchers at Oregon State University have discovered a genetic regulator, called CTIP2, which is expressed at higher levels in the most aggressive ... Read more...

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How oxidation regulates cancer-causing gene


March 27th, 2009 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 27 (ANI): A researchers duo at the University of Rhode Island has revealed how reactive oxygen species (ROS), a type of stress signal, regulate a cancer causing protein, called Src.The ... Read more...

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Scientists discover ”master regulator” of skin formation


March 25th, 2009 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 25 (ANI): A team of scientists at Oregon State University has identified a gene in the human body that seems to be the master regulator for skin development.According to ... Read more...

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Knocking down a gene could prevent fructose-induced insulin resistance


March 4th, 2009 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): Scientists have found that knocking down a gene called transcriptional coactivator PPARg coactivator-1b (PGC-1b) can protect mice on a diet loaded with high-fructose from insulin resistance.Usually, insulin ... Read more...

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Scientists discover key to regulation of puberty


December 12th, 2008 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 12 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Cambridge and the University of Cukurova in Turkey have found the key in the brain that controls the onset of puberty. Scientists found ... Read more...

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Gene that regulates blood sugar levels identified


November 28th, 2008 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 28 (ANI): American researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have identified a master gene that plays a key role in regulating blood sugar levels through experiments on mice. Dr. ... Read more...

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DNA master regulator find may revolutionise diabetes, heart disease treatment


November 5th, 2008 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 5 (ANI): Penn State researchers have identified thousands of positions where a molecular master regulator is located in DNA to control genes in fat cells. Dr. Mitchell Lazar, Director ... Read more...

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On-off switch for major diseases uncovered


October 7th, 2008 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 7 (ANI): An international team of researchers has discovered a novel receptor that appears to act as an on-off switch for several major diseases. The researchers say that the ... Read more...

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On-off switch with clues to blindness, cancer found


October 7th, 2008 - 10:52 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 7 (IANS) Canadian researchers claim to have found an on-off switch that holds clues to cure for blindness, tumour and even cancer.Researchers at Montreal University, in collaboration with the Institut ... Read more...

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Eating broccoli may help give the aging immune system a boost


March 7th, 2008 - 12:26 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 7 (ANI): If you want to stay healthy as you grow older, then dont make a face when it comes to eating broccoli, for researchers at the University of California ... Read more...

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Genetic breakthrough may help boost cells’ natural anti-virus defences


February 14th, 2008 - 4:14 pm ICT by admin
London , Feb 14 (ANI): McGill University researchers have found a way to bolster the natural anti-virus defences of an organism making its cells immune to viruses like influenza.The research was ... Read more...

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Protein that plays key role in recycling iron from blood identified


November 14th, 2007 - 2:06 am ICT by admin
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