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Mystery behind cats, zebra stripes to be solved?


September 21st, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 21 (IANS) With the help of a newly-discovered animal gene, the US scientists appear to be closer to unravel the mystery behind origin of cats' stripes.The gene ... Read more...

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FDA approves personalized therapy for tough-to-treat colorectal cancer


July 26th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) There's new hope for colorectal cancer (CRC) patients with the US FDA approving the first personalized therapy for its treatment. More than 42,000 new CRC ... Read more...

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Two-headed pig born in Russia


July 26th, 2012 - 10:10 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A two-headed, four-eyed pig was born at a farm in central Russia, according to Bryansk regional veterinary service.The mutant was born alongside 10 normal siblings ... Read more...

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Muslim Personal Law Board slams Khursheed


July 16th, 2012 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 16 (IANS) Slamming Law Minister Salman Khursheed for blocking amendments to the Waqf Bill, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has said it would begin a ... Read more...

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Scientists isolate gene that protects against Alzheimer’s


July 13th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 13 (IANS) DNA screening of nearly 2,000 people has helped identify a mutated gene which could help protect against Alzheimers, potentially paving the way to a new therapy.Mimicking ... Read more...

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Gene behind tomato’s colour, taste decoded


June 29th, 2012 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 29 (IANS) Many shoppers may find that those perfect, red tomatoes on the shelves are a wee bit less tasty than the home-grown variety, but now reserachers have ... Read more...

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‘No mutation of swine flu virus’


April 11th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) The health ministry Wednesday denied reports of swine flu virus H1N1 having mutated and said the situation was under control.Refuting reports that a new strain ... Read more...

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Protest continue against Kerala’s fifth airport project


December 13th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Aranmula (Kerala), Dec 13 (IANS) As protests against the setting up of a private airport at Aranmula in Kerala's Pathanamthitta district go on, promoters of the greenfield project have dismissed ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Gene that clears fat from body identified


December 7th, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 7 (IANS) Scientists have identified a "cream gene" that allows people to clear fat from their systems.For the study, researcher Jan Albert Kuivenhoven focused on two families with ... Read more...

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Tweaking gene turns tissues into super muscles


November 22nd, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 22 (IANS) Scientists have done the unthinkable -- they created super-strong, high-endurance mice and worms by suppressing a natural muscle-growth inhibitor. With the tweaked gene (suppressed inhibitor) out ... Read more...

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Infectious bugs alter DNA to become resistant


November 14th, 2011 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 14 (IANS) The 'golden staph', a group of common infectious bugs inhabiting our skin surface, becomes resistant to antibiotics by just making a small change in its DNA, ... Read more...

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Scientists reveal how superbug turns killer


October 17th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 17 (IANS) Researchers have revealed how a common hospital pathogen turns into a deadly superbug, killing more and more patients worldwide.A mutation in the Clostridium difficile causes potentially ... Read more...

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Sperm coat protein may be key to male infertility: Study


July 21st, 2011 - 5:32 am ICT by IANS
New York, July 21 (IANS) The loss of a protein that coats sperm cells may explain a significant proportion of infertility in men worldwide, according to a new study.The research ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Scientists isolate gene behind mental retardation


July 17th, 2011 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 17 (IANS) With the help of a new sequencing technology, scientists have isolated a gene linked to mental retardation. Mental retardation, also called intellectual disability, denotes certain limitations ... Read more...

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Tiny alteration in chikungunya gene drove epidemic


May 6th, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 6 (IANS) What causes a dormant virus to go on a sudden rampage, infecting a large number of people? It could be something as simple as a single ... Read more...

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How sickle haemoglobin protects against malaria


April 29th, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 29 (ANI): A study has unravelled the molecular mechanism whereby sickle cell haemoglobin confers a survival advantage against malaria, the disease caused by Plasmodium infection.The study was conducted by researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Are you among ’sleepless elite’ members or the sleep deprived?


April 11th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 11 (ANI): Scientists have identified a small group of people called the 'sleepless elite,' for whom a lie-in is a waste of time.Rather than being tired, bad-tempered under-achievers, they ... Read more...

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For first time ever, study proves common genetic roots for autism, epilepsy


April 9th, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): A team of researchers from the CHUM Research Centre (CRCHUM) has for the first time ever identified a new gene that predisposes people to both autism and epilepsy.Led ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh to screen students for sickle cell anaemia


April 6th, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 6 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Wednesday said it would screen school students and their mothers for sickle cell anaemia in a bid to check the increasing incidence of the disease ... Read more...

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Gene mutations help leukemia drug fight squamous cell lung cancer


April 4th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 4 (ANI): Researchers have identified a mutation in a gene called DDR2 that may indicate which patients with squamous cell lung cancer will respond to a leukemia drug called dasatinib.According ... Read more...

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How mutations in a gene cause Parkinson’s disease


March 26th, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 26 (ANI): Scientists have found a way that mutations in a gene called LRRK2 may cause the most common inherited form of Parkinson's disease.The study, conducted by researchers at Mount ... Read more...

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Mutation that could allow H1N1 to spread much more easily identified


March 10th, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 10 (ANI): In a new study from MIT, researchers have identified a single mutation in the H1N1 genetic makeup that would allow it to be much more easily transmitted between ... Read more...

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Targeted cancer drug more effective after first-line treatment


February 28th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington Feb 28 (ANI): New trials have shown that targeted cancer drug Erlotinib has comparable efficacy to chemotherapy, and is better tolerated, in hard-to-treat cases where a patient's cancer has progressed quickly ... Read more...

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Genes linked to hereditary breast and ovary cancer identified


February 19th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): A thesis from University of Malaga has identified two genes linked to hereditary breast and ovary cancer.Biologist Elena Beristain found that few of the mutations found in BRCA1 ... Read more...

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Karmapa land ownership transferred to Himachal government


February 15th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Feb 15 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government Tuesday transferred the ownership of the palatial residence of Tibetan religious leader Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje to its name, but officials ruled out the ... Read more...

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New flu vaccine kills all strains


February 8th, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Feb 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) For many years, the flu vaccines we had were ‘flu strain-specific.’ In other words, there was a flu vaccine for each and every type of flu, ... Read more...

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Study: Wood-burning stoves ‘can cause cancer and heart disease’


February 7th, 2011 - 9:39 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Copenhagen, Feb 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A researcher has warned that inhaling smoke from burning wood may be dangerous.Professor Steffen Loft of Denmark warns that people who inhale wood smoke into their ... Read more...

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Scientists crack genetic code for form of pancreatic cancer


January 21st, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): Johns Hopkins researchers have deciphered the genetic code for a type of pancreatic cancer, called neuroendocrine or islet cell tumors.The work shows that patients whose tumors have certain ... Read more...

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Deadly Tumor Drives Tasmanian Devils To The Verge Of Extinction


January 20th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Jan 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Tasmanian devils are on the verge of extinction after a deadly facial tumor has killed a large number of animals belonging to the species, reducing ... Read more...

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Faulty gene behind more than a third of kidney cancers


January 20th, 2011 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 20 (IANS) A faulty gene is linked to more than a third of all kidney cancers. The finding will help researchers understand how the cancer develops and may in ... Read more...

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Pill to fight deadly skin cancer in sight


January 20th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 20 (IANS) A new pill to fight the deadliest form of skin cancer is being developed by scientists.They have already found in tests that the drug RG7204 reduced tumour size ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Spiderman Has A Device In Reboot: Emma Stone


January 18th, 2011 - 4:01 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
have changed and now we are hearing about yet another change! Well, the change is rather an addition with Spiderman, who is wearing a tiny gold like object on his ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

How bacteria developed resistance to antibiotics


December 28th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 28 (ANI): Researchers are trying to uncover the secrets of one of nature's most primitive immune systems by studying how bacteria incorporate foreign DNA from invading viruses into their own ... Read more...

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How ‘chameleon-like’ HIV virus eludes treatment by mutating


December 16th, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): A new study has shed light on how chameleon-like HIV virus constantly mutates into forms and gets away even from the best cocktail of current therapies.This understanding may ... Read more...

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New hope in the fight against melanoma


December 14th, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): Scientists have offered new hope in the fight against melanoma, most aggressive form of skin cancer.This past summer saw a revolution in melanoma therapy. Patients whose melanoma lesions ... Read more...

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