mitochondrial genome

Blame your mum for your high BP


April 1st, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 01 (ANI): A research has suggested that a specific genetic defect in one Chinese family have shown that high blood pressure was inherited from the female parent.The defect results from ... Read more...

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Eve - the mother of all humans, lived 200,000 years ago


August 18th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 18 (ANI): Eve, the maternal ancestor of all humans, lived about 200,000 years ago, confirms a new study.The Rice University study was based on a side-by-side comparison of 10 human ... Read more...

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Protein that shuttles RNA into mitochrondria discovered


August 8th, 2010 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 8 (ANI): An essential cell protein plays a key role in shuttling RNA into the mitochondria, the energy-producing "power plant" of the cell, found researchers.Scientists at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer ... Read more...

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Ancient penguin DNA raises doubts about accuracy of genetic dating techniques


November 11th, 2009 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 11 (ANI): Penguins that died 44,000 years ago in Antarctica have provided extraordinary frozen DNA samples that challenge the accuracy of traditional genetic aging measurements, and suggest those approaches have ... Read more...

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Dogs were tamed 16,300 years ago in China as livestock, not pets


September 5th, 2009 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 5 (ANI): A new genetic analysis has suggested that dogs were tamed for the first time 16,300 years ago in southern China, not as pets, but as livestock."In this ... Read more...

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Otzi the iceman’s ancient tattoos were etched in soot


July 16th, 2009 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 16 (ANI): A new analysis has concluded that the world's oldest tattoos, belonging to Otzi the 5300-year-old Tyrolean iceman, were etched in soot.The simple tattoos may have served a medicinal ... Read more...

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Mutations help increase chances of cancer


July 3rd, 2009 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) Genetic mutations that once helped humans survive may increase the possibility of diseases, including cancer, according to a recent study. Researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) National ... Read more...

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Link between cancer and human evolution revealed


July 3rd, 2009 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 3 (ANI): A new study conducted by researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) suggests a link between cancer and human evolution.Writing about their work in the journal ... Read more...

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DNA analysis confirms Russian czar’s entire family was murdered in 1918


February 26th, 2009 - 7:20 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): Genomic analysis has confirmed that human remains found in the Ural Mountains in July 2007 are indeed those of the two "missing" children of Nicholas II, the last ... Read more...

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New study sheds light on evolution of malaria


December 26th, 2008 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 26 (ANI): In a novel study, scientists have revealed that malarial parasites found in tree-dwelling rats share a close evolutionary relationship with Plasmodium falciparum, the deadly form of malaria ... Read more...

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Most popular Neanderthal discoveries of 2008


December 25th, 2008 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 25 (ANI): New Scientist has outlined the most popular Neanderthal discoveries of the year 2008.They are:Genome secrets revealed: A team in Germany is has released early details of rough draft ... Read more...

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Scientists decode half of the Neanderthal genome


December 10th, 2008 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 10 (ANI): Scientists have decoded half of the Neanderthal genome and are aiming to sequence the rest by the years end.According to a report in New Scientist, researchers ... Read more...

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Neanderthals may have gone extinct because their cells couldnt cope with climate change


November 28th, 2008 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 28 (ANI): A new hypothesis has suggested that the Neanderthals may have gone extinct because their cells couldnt cope with climate change.The extinction of Neanderthals, close relatives of modern ... Read more...

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Ancient genetic imprint from African settlers can still be found in Indian tribes


September 12th, 2008 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 12 (ANI): A new research has revealed that the first humans to arrive on the Indian subcontinent from Africa about 65,000 years ago left a genetic imprint that can ... Read more...

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