molecular genetics

Plants depend on circadian rhythms to survive freezing weather


April 13th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): A study has found that plants depend on circadian rhythms, which are physical, mental and behavioural changes that follow a 24-hour cycle, to survive freezing temperatures.Michael Thomashow, University ... Read more...

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DNA damage can help protect the body from infection


April 1st, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 01(ANI): Researchers at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences have offered the first evidence that DNA damage can lead to the regulation of inflammatory responses, the body's reaction to ... Read more...

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Greater adaptability key to survival


March 23rd, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 23 (IANS) Greater adaptability rather than fitness is the key to survival, as exemplified by the much slower tortoise than the faster hare.Richard Lenski, professor of microbiology and ... Read more...

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New discovery holds promise for liver cancer treatment


March 23rd, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 23 (ANI): Researchers have discovered a novel mechanism in gene regulation that contributes to the development of a form of liver cancer called hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).Currently, there is virtually no ... Read more...

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Food-borne bacteria causes difficult-to-treat heart infections


January 27th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): Scientists have found that particular strains of a food-borne bacteria are able to invade the heart, leading to serious and difficult-to-treat heart infections.The bacteria Listeria monocytogenes is commonly ... Read more...

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Touch DNA test would not have helped in Aarushi case: Expert


December 30th, 2010 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Anjali Ojha New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) Murdered teenager Aarushi Talwar's parents feel that a touch DNA test may have helped nail her murderer but experts from Hyderabad-based Centre for DNA ... Read more...

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Secrets of common virus that can cause cancer decoded


December 16th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Scientists at the Duke Cancer Institute have decoded secrets of a very common virus that can cause cancer.About 90 percent of people are infected at some time in ... Read more...

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Possible risk gene for schizophrenia identified


September 15th, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 15 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a risk gene for schizophrenia, including a potentially causative mutation, using genome-wide association data-mining techniques and independent replications.Although scientists have earlier used genome-wide association studies ... Read more...

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New method to analyse complete human genome in one go


August 30th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 30 (ANI): Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics and the Institute of Medical Genetics at the Charite Universitatsmedizin - Berlin have succeeded in using a new process ... Read more...

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Understanding gene-environment interaction for a psychosis model


August 30th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 30 (ANI): Psychotic disorders vary greatly across places and demographic groups, as do symptoms, course, and treatment response across individuals.This, in combination with progress in the area of molecular genetics, ... Read more...

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Compound boosts cancer-killing properties of agent in trials


June 10th, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 10 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine have found that adding a second agent may make a new, experimental anti-cancer drug effective against a ... Read more...

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Causes of mysterious skin disease


June 7th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 7 (ANI): Scientists have discovered additional evidence that generalized vitiligo - a disease that typically causes patches of white skin on the face and neck, is associated with slight variations ... Read more...

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Infidelity on the rise Down Under, confirms dating websites


May 3rd, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, May 3 (ANI): Two new dating websites have confirmed that infidelity is on the rise in Australia, with more 293000 people signing up for their services.More than 280,000 people, 36 percent ... Read more...

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Airborne Fungus Cryptococcus Gattii: Fears Exaggerated?


April 24th, 2010 - 1:30 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Apr 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new strain of a potentially lethal airborne fungus which was recently discovered on Oregon may be spreading to California and other western states, according to experts. Several ... Read more...

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Smelling carbon-dioxide can impact ageing


April 23rd, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 23 (IANS) Specific odours that represent food are capable of altering an animal's lifespan and physiological profile by activating a small number of highly specialised sensory neurons, says a new ... Read more...

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How specific odours alter an organism’s lifespan


April 21st, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): Specific odours that represent food or indicate danger trigger a small number of highly specialized sensory neurons that can alter an animal's lifespan and physiological profile, according to ... Read more...

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Obama names Indian American to White House bioethics panel


April 10th, 2010 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 10 (IANS) President Barack Obama has named India-born Harvard geneticist Raju Kucherlapati, whose research focuses on gene mapping, gene modification and cloning disease genes, to a key White House ... Read more...

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Scientists use ‘cool’ method to unlock key enzyme


February 27th, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): Using a new cooling method, a team of Michigan State University scientists has uncovered the inner workings of a key iron-containing enzyme.The discovery could help researchers develop new ... Read more...

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Scientists create flightless mosquitoes to control dengue fever


February 23rd, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): UC Irvine and British scientists have developed a new strain of mosquitoes in which females cannot fly.According to the scientists, the new breed may help curb the transmission ... Read more...

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How genes interact with their environment to raise disease risk


February 19th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): A new study by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has revealed how human genes interact with their environment to cause disease.According to researchers, ... Read more...

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3-D structure of bullet-shaped virus with potential to fight cancer revealed


February 10th, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Scientists from University of California, Los Angeles, have revealed a 3-D structure of bullet-shaped virus, which has the potential to fight cancer and HIV.Vesicular stomatitis virus, or VSV, ... Read more...

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Coming soon: single drug to fight against numerous viruses


February 7th, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 7(ANI): An international team of researchers has identified an antiviral small molecule that has been found effective against numerous viruses.The new molecule can block the action of numerous virus including ... Read more...

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Bt Brinjal will be single largest disaster, says scientist


February 1st, 2010 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) With less than 10 days to go for Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh's final call on the introduction of genetically modified brinjal, leading scientist Pushp Bhargava, who was ... Read more...

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Playing lottery, buying insurance - all in our genes


January 12th, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): Ever wondered why do people spend precious money on lottery tickets with a one-in-a-million chance of winning, while at the same time buy fire or car insurance? Well, ... Read more...

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AMU teacher receives Scientist of the Year Award-2009


December 30th, 2009 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Aligarh, Dec 30 (IANS) Riaz Ahmad, a teacher at the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has been conferred the Scientist of the Year Award-2009 by the National Environment Science Academy in New Delhi, ... Read more...

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Odours play a vital role in mate selection


December 9th, 2009 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 9 (IANS) Odours play an important role in mate selection, says a study. Humans have the same receptors for detecting odours bearing on sex as do other apes and primates. But ... Read more...

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Weak link in cancer cell armour identified


November 13th, 2009 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 13 (ANI): Researchers at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine have identified a weak link in cancer cells.They have discovered that inactivation of a DNA repair gene called Hus1 ... Read more...

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Scientists produce liver cells from patients’ skin cells


October 9th, 2009 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 9 (IANS) Scientists have successfully produced liver cells from patients' skin cells, potentially opening the way to treating a range of diseases that affect the liver's functioning. The research team ... Read more...

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New approach to treat Alzheimer’s disease


October 7th, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Centre have come up with a new approach to treat Alzheimer's disease.They suggest that the action of a small protein that is a ... Read more...

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Genetic region responsible for cardiovascular collapse during anaesthesia found in rats


September 12th, 2009 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 12 (ANI): A study on rats has led to the identification of the genetic region responsible for cardiovascular collapse during anaesthesia.Researchers at The Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee ... Read more...

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Genes linked to Chemoresistance identified


July 21st, 2009 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): A team of researchers led by Indian origin scientist from Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Centre has identified two new genes that might contribute to chemotherapy resistance in ... Read more...

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Genes, environment influence alcohol use among teens


July 17th, 2009 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 17 (ANI): Teens' alcohol use and behaviour problems are influenced by both genetic and environmental factors, a new study has found."In the past, research on genetic and environmental influences ... Read more...

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India shouldn’t accept Europe-rejected GM crop: scientists


July 10th, 2009 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Two European scientists visiting the capital Friday warned India against accepting genetically modified (GM) crops and foods technology rejected by European nations. "I hope India won't adopt what ... Read more...

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Schizophrenia linked to specific DNA region


July 9th, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 9 (ANI): An international group of researchers have for the first time come up with genetic evidence linking schizophrenia to a specific region of DNA - on chromosome 6.Lead ... Read more...

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Zebrafish model helps scientists identify molecule that regulates heart size


July 6th, 2009 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 6 (ANI): University of Pittsburgh researchers say that their experiments on zebrafish have identified an enzyme inhibitor that enables the creature to increase the number of cardiac progenitor cells, and ... Read more...

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