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‘Low oxygen levels drive cancer growth’


May 6th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 6 (IANS) Low oxygen levels in cells, not genetic mutations, may fuel uncontrollable cancer growth, says a new discovery.If hypoxia, or low oxygen levels in cells, is proven ... Read more...

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Some bacteria ‘go to sleep to hide from antibiotics’


April 26th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 26 (ANI): Some bacteria avoid antibiotic treatments by going off the grid and hiding until it is safe to come out again, according to a new study.The study, led ... Read more...

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Scientists find eye development error causing cataracts, glaucoma


March 25th, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 25 (ANI): A new study has shown that RNA granules - key players in messenger RNA (mRNA) processing - can affect eye development, leading to juvenile cataracts in humans and ... Read more...

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Loss of key protein contributes to neuron loss in ALS


March 5th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 05 (ANI): Scientists have described the profound and pervasive role of a key protein in Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis pathology called TDP-43.Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, known as ALS or more popularly, Lou ... Read more...

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Retrovirus could be responsible for Lou Gherig’s disease: Study


March 3rd, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Johns Hopkins scientists say that a retrovirus, which inserted itself into the human genome thousands of years ago, may be responsible for some cases of the neurodegenerative disease ... 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 sheds light on RNA ‘on/off switches’


February 14th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 14 (ANI): A recent study has shed new light on a molecular switch that turns genes on or off in response to a cell's energy needs.Scientists from The Scripps Research ... Read more...

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New technique to visualize gene expression in mammalian cells found


January 17th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 17 (ANI): For the first time, scientists have successfully visualized single molecules of naturally occurring messenger RNA (mRNA) transcribed in living mammalian cells.The breakthrough discovery achieved by the Albert Einstein ... Read more...

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Potential new approaches for tackling Huntington’s disease uncovered


January 11th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): A research team has uncovered potential new approaches for tackling devastating neurodegenerative disorders such as Huntington's disease.Led by the University of Leicester, scientists from the University of Lisbon ... Read more...

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Longevinex reduces size of heart attack better than resveratrol: Study


December 28th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 28 (ANI): Scientists have found that Longevinex worked better at reducing the size of a heart attack better than resveratrol.The study compared and contrasted the gene-switching pattern for both plain ... Read more...

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Scientists discover way to block neurodegeneration in adult form of Fragile X syndrome


December 14th, 2010 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 13 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Michigan have found that expression of a toxic RNA that leads to Fragile X Tremor Ataxia Syndrome is modifiable by genetic or pharmacologic ... Read more...

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Now, try a dose of blue light to drive the blues away!


December 8th, 2010 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 8 (ANI): Scientists have reversed the effects of stress-induced depression in mice using a new technique.Herbert Covington at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and colleagues used optogenetics in which ... Read more...

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Study of how certain genes are activated yields surprising discovery


December 6th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 6 (ANI): A new study, led by an Indian-origin boffin, may change the way scientists think about the way cellular processes are synchronized.Contrary to general assumption, genes that work with ... Read more...

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Potential genetic target for heart disease discovered


November 18th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): A potential genetic target for heart disease has been identified by researchers at UC.The study, led by WenFeng Cai, shows that a micro-RNA, known as miR765, which regulates ... Read more...

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Genes ‘regulating obesity’ in men found


November 15th, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): Scientists have found genes that contribute to the risk of obesity in men.A genome-wide linkage scan for high body mass index (BMI) in 3,893 men and 4,445 women ... Read more...

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Protein responsible for brain cells growth may lead to new antidepressants


October 25th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 25 (ANI): A new study has suggested that a protein involved in the growth and development of brain cells could also play a role in depression and provide a possible ... Read more...

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Long-standing mystery of protein ‘quality control’ mechanism solved


September 13th, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 13, 2010: Scientists have apparently solved a long-standing mystery of how cells conduct "quality control" to eliminate the toxic effects of a certain kind of error in protein production.The findings ... Read more...

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‘Runaway’ development could compromise function of the aging brain


July 20th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 20 (ANI): "Runaway" development in the brain is a potentially significant factor in age-related loss of function, found a new study.Researchers have now identified a gene regulatory link between changes ... Read more...

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Biomarkers in saliva for early-stage pancreatic cancer detection found


February 17th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb. 17 (ANI): A team of researchers has found biomarkers in saliva for early-stage detection of pancreatic cancer.In the new study, the multidisciplinary group of investigators from the UCLA School of ... Read more...

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How land was conquered by plants 480 million years ago


February 7th, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 7 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have taken the help of mosses to understand how land was conquered by plants 480 million years ago.The research work was done by ... Read more...

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Scientists rewire genetic switches


January 27th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 27 (IANS) Researchers have successfully carried out the first rewiring of genetic switches, creating what could be a vital tool for the development of new drugs and even future gene ... Read more...

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First rewire of genetic switches achieved


January 26th, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): A team of scientists from the School of Chemistry and the Manchester Interdisciplinary Biocentre (MIB) at The University of Manchester have for the first time successfully carried out ... Read more...

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Effects of genetic defect in myotonic muscular dystrophy revealed


January 25th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 25 (ANI): In a new research on the genetic defect behind myotonic muscular dystrophy, scientists have found that the mutation disrupts an array of metabolic pathways in muscle cells through ... Read more...

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Boffins identify ‘cross-talk’ mechanism that contributes to colorectal cancer


November 14th, 2009 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): Scientists from University of Wisconsin-Madison School have identified what they call 'cross-talk' mechanism that appears to contribute to colorectal cancer.This molecular mechanism allows two powerful signalling pathways to ... Read more...

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Marine sponges may harbour cancer cure


November 3rd, 2009 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 3 (ANI): A natural component found in marine sponges has shown promise in treating cancer, say researchers.Lead researcher Daniel Romo, a Texas A&M chemistry professor has identified a mechanism related ... Read more...

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What makes spider webs sticky


November 1st, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 1 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Wyoming say they have unravelled the secret of what makes spider webs sticky.According to researchers, the findings could lead to the development of ... Read more...

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Scientists discover signaling pathway which ensures that plants remember to flower


August 21st, 2009 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 21 (ANI): A team of scientists has discovered signaling pathway that ensures plants remember to flower, even without positive signals from the environment.Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Developmental ... Read more...

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Scientists discover active genes in the developing mammal brain


July 14th, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 14 (ANI): Penn State scientists claim that they have for the first time used high-throughput sequencing to uncover active genes in developing brains.The researchers believe that their work provides ... Read more...

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Now, a new approach to calculate gene, protein connections in a Parkinson’’s disease


February 23rd, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, February 23 (ANI): American researchers at the Whitehead Institute and Massachusetts Institute of Technology say that they have developed a novel approach to analyse cellular data, and have been gaining ... Read more...

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E. coli bacterium model of super industrial efficiency


February 5th, 2009 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 5 (IANS) E. coli bacterium, one of the best-studied single-celled organisms around, is a master of industrial efficiency. This bacterium can be thought of as a factory with just one ... Read more...

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Discovery to help newer ways of killing lethal E.coli bacteria


December 9th, 2008 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 9 (IANS) Researchers have clued onto how and why a particular virus, N4, injects an unusual substance - an RNA polymerase protein - into an E. coli bacterial cell. The ... Read more...

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Key contributor to Alzheimer’’s disease process identified


November 15th, 2008 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): Researchers from Louisiana State University, New Orleans claim to have identified a key contributor in the development of Alzheimer''s disease.They revealed that a fragment of ribonucleic ... Read more...

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94 percent of human genes generate multiple forms of their protein products


November 3rd, 2008 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 3 (ANI): Almost all human genes, about 94 percent, generate more than one form of their protein products by skipping or including certain sequences from the messenger RNA, say ... Read more...

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Same gene is different in different tissues


November 3rd, 2008 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 3 (IANS) A gene is known to produce slightly different versions of the same protein by skipping or including certain sequences from the messenger RNA, knowledge that may be significant ... Read more...

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Biological clocks control staggering 25pc of genes


August 30th, 2008 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 30 (ANI): University of Georgia researchers have discovered that the extent of genes under the control of the biological clock in Neurospora crassa, bread mold, is dramatically higher than ... Read more...

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