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Fatty diet during pregnancy may cause cancer in offspring


September 12th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 12 (IANS) Pregnant women who gorge on fatty foods may increase the chances of their daughters and even grand-daughters developing breast cancer in later life, the Daily Mail ... Read more...

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Clue to why women live longer discovered


August 4th, 2012 - 6:01 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) A genetic clue to why women outlive men has been found in a study of fruit flies by British researchers.The research, published in the journal Current ... 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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‘Stay green’ DNA to help crops fight droughts


June 3rd, 2012 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 3 (IANS) Scientists have isolated the 'stay green' DNA in barley to help grow crops that better withstand drought, heat and salinity.Barley is an important cereal crop grown ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Faulty gene spikes prostate cancer risk in men


April 22nd, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 22 (IANS) A faulty gene that increases breast cancer risk in women also quadruples the chances of prostate cancer among men, says a recent study. "Until now, there ... Read more...

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Lynch syndrome’s mutated genes raise risk of cancers


February 15th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 15 (IANS) People with Lynch syndrome have an increased risk of colon, uterus, ovary, kidney, stomach, bowel and bladder cancers -- thanks to genetic mutation, reveals a research.Researchers ... Read more...

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Scientists isolate gene common to unrelated cancers


January 2nd, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 2 (IANS) Scientists investigating rare ovarian, uterine and testicular tumours have stumbled upon on a mutated gene that is surprisingly common to all of them. David Huntsman, genetic ... Read more...

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WHO warns of lab-produced bird flu virus


December 31st, 2011 - 9:25 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Dec 31 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued an alert to warn that studies undertaken by several institutions, which generate mutations of the H5N1 influenza virus, could ... Read more...

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Gene behind fatal brain disorder isolated


December 27th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 27 (IANS) A blood test could help diagnose a devastating brain disorder that is often misdiagnosed and ends in fatality. People who inherit the abnormal gene CSF1R always ... Read more...

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Small gene set in cell powerhouse causes male infertilty


May 16th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 16 (IANS) While causes of male infertility have never been understood, a recent study suggests that genes located in the energy centre of humans, the mitochondria, can now ... Read more...

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Single gene’s mutations shaped our brain


April 29th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 29 (IANS) A single gene may have structured the size and shape of the human brain's cerebral cortex, the seat of his intellect.The evolution of the ... Read more...

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Gene mutation behind brain size and shape identified


April 29th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
A team of researchers led by the Yale School of Medicine and three other universities conducted a genetic analysis on one Turkish family and two Pakistani families with offspring born with the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

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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Study provides new insight into Parkinson’s disease


April 5th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): A new study has provided the first link between the most common genetic risk factor for Parkinson's and the hallmark accumulation of a protein called alpha-synuclein within the ... Read more...

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Why it is difficult to produce large numbers of same type cells in lab


April 1st, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 01 (ANI): Researchers have provided another piece in the puzzle of why it can be so hard to produce large numbers of the same type of cell in the lab ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gene mutation behind onset of acute myeloid leukaemia identified


March 28th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 28 (ANI): Researchers have found the genetic conspirators in the development of acute myeloid leukaemia.Describing how the most common gene mutation found in acute myeloid leukaemia starts the process of ... 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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Drug that stops progression of Parkinson’s disease in mice found


March 9th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine have discovered a drug that stops the progression of Parkinson's disease in mice and is currently being tested on ... Read more...

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‘Key player’ that facilitates Parkinson’s disease found


March 4th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 04 (ANI): Johns Hopkins scientists have discovered that PARIS - the protein - facilitates the most common form of Parkinson's disease (PD).The findings could lead to important new targets for ... 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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Turning diseased blood cells to stem cells may reveal cancer quickly


February 5th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): A study has successfully turned healthy and diseased cells into stem cells, thereby paving way for observing the onset of the blood cancer leukaemia in the laboratory dish."This ... Read more...

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How broccoli fights cancer


January 27th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): Scientists have discovered how broccoli and its veggie cousins fight cancer.They found for the first time that certain substances in the vegetables appear to target and block a ... Read more...

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Genetic sequencing alone ‘is not enough’ to understand human disease


January 24th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 24 (ANI): Genetic sequencing alone doesn't offer a true picture of human disease, say researchers at Duke University Medical Center.They have shown that functional tests are absolutely necessary to ... 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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Humpty Dumpty-like chromosomes trigger cancer quicker than usual


January 17th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 17 (ANI): A UK scientist has discovered that a single event can release a chain of hundreds of mutations, and trigger cancers much more quickly than usual.Peter Campbell at the ... Read more...

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Beware, smoking damages your body within minutes


January 16th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) Scientists have issued a stark warning about smoking - it begins to damage your genes within mere minutes and not years after it reaches your lungs.Their report is ... Read more...

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Soon, a Pied Piper’s flute deadly for rats but harmless for humans, plants


January 13th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): Scientists are on a mission to create a life-like version of the Pied Piper that will specifically target rodents but pose no harm to other animals, people or ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Cell explosions’ can trigger instant cancers


January 7th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 7 (IANS) British scientists have decoded the mystery of why 'instant cancers' seemingly appear out of nowhere.The finding from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in the UK contradicts the long-held ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

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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New MRSA strain found on Isle of Man


December 25th, 2010 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 25 (ANI): A new strain of the superbug Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) that predominately affects young, fit and healthy people has been detected on the Isle of Man.The island's Department ... Read more...

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Genetic predisposition for breast, kidney cancers discovered


December 23rd, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Scientists have revealed multiple genetic discoveries that may permit easier diagnosis and disease management for Cowden syndrome patients who are predisposed to breast and kidney cancer.The research, ... Read more...

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Brain gene responsible for making a female develop as a male identified


December 23rd, 2010 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a gene that is responsible for creating male genitalia in a female embryo.Melbourne researcher Professor Andrew Sinclair, of the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and the ... Read more...

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Video’s DNA could check piracy


December 22nd, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 22 (IANS) Israeli researchers have developed a novel technique to track video piracy and nip it in the bud. The technique is "video DNA matching". It detects aberrations in pirated ... Read more...

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Genome code for most common form of pediatric brain cancer cracked


December 17th, 2010 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): The genetic code for medulloblastoma, the most common pediatric brain cancer and a leading killer of children with cancer, have been decoded by scientists at the Johns Hopkins ... Read more...

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