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Your genes help you pick your friends: Study


January 18th, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 18 (ANI): In a new study, scientists found that groups of friends show patterns of genetic similarity.The study was conducted by lead author James Fowler, a social scientist at the ... Read more...

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AIDS immunity is all in the proteins!


December 27th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 27 (ANI): It is the proteins which help some HIV infected people not end up having AIDS, a new study has suggested.A large-scale genetic analysis has suggested that tiny changes ... Read more...

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Genetic variation linked to liver cirrhosis in alcoholic Caucasians identified


December 17th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): A variation in the PNPLA3 (adiponutrin) gene is associated with cirrhosis of the liver and elevated transaminase (liver enzyme) levels in alcoholic Caucasians, a new study by German ... Read more...

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Racial disparities in head, neck cancer more to do with society than biology


September 27th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 27 (ANI): A new study has suggested that head and neck cancer outcomes associated with race may be more closely linked to social and behavioural factors than biological differences, especially ... Read more...

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Taste genes predict dental caries


September 23rd, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 23 (ANI): A new study has hypothesized that genetic variation in taste pathway genes (TAS2R38, TAS1R2, GNAT3) may be associated with dental caries risk and/or protection.According to researchers from University ... Read more...

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New gene that causes insulin resistance in diabetics identified


September 7th, 2009 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 7 (ANI): An international team of researchers have discovered a new gene that appears to affect how insulin works.The new discovery could lead to better treatment of type 2 diabetes, ... Read more...

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Gene variation that reduces colorectal cancer risk uncovered


October 1st, 2008 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 1 (ANI): While a hormone secreted by fat tissue called adiponectin is known to be associated with the risk of colorectal cancer, American scientists have for the first time ... Read more...

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Identifying suspects among dozens of people at crime spots may soon be easy


August 29th, 2008 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 29 (ANI): Police investigators may soon find it easy to identify possible suspects among dozens of people at a crime scene, with American scientists claiming that an individuals DNA ... Read more...

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Novel statistical method might shed new light on history of human migration


May 23rd, 2008 - 5:23 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 23 (ANI): Scientists have developed a statistical technique that analyzes shared parts of chromosomes across the entire human genome, which might shed new light on the history of human ... Read more...

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RNA interference may offer potential cure for Huntington’s disease


April 10th, 2008 - 6:33 pm ICT by admin
London, April 10 (ANI): A pair of US scientists says that a technique called RNA interference may offer a cure for Huntington's disease.Neil Aronin and Philip Zamore of the University ... Read more...

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Study sheds light on genetic roots of Crohn’s disease


March 27th, 2008 - 1:05 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 27 (ANI): A new study has identified genetic markers for Crohn's disease and has also revealed that Ashkenazi Jews have an inherited risk of developing the inflammatory bowel disease.The ... Read more...

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Genetic mutation behind increased preterm birth risk


February 2nd, 2008 - 4:45 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): US researchers have reported that genetic mutations increase the risk of preterm birth, after establishing a link between the mutations in the Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) gene and ... Read more...

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