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Potential therapeutic target for schizophrenia identified


February 24th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 24 (ANI): Scientists have identified a gene mutation strongly linked to schizophrenia that may be an important new target for the development of drug therapies.The work was done by ... Read more...

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How complex genetic variations determine our height


June 21st, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 21 (ANI): The combined effect of numerous minute genetic variations in many of our genes determines our height, according to a new Australian study.Researchers from the Queensland Institute of Medical ... Read more...

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Scientists sequence genome of plant world’s “mosquito”


February 23rd, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): Scientists from more than 10 nations took part in the sequencing and analysis of the genome of the pea aphid, which is considered as the "mosquito" of the ... Read more...

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Scientists make first direct measurement of mutation rate in humans


August 28th, 2009 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 28 (ANI): An international team of 16 scientists has reported the first direct measurement of the general rate of genetic mutation at individual DNA letters in humans.The team sequenced ... Read more...

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Immune system may trigger schizophrenia


July 6th, 2009 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) Schizophrenia, a mental disease, is thought to be caused by the interaction of both genetic and environmental factors. Researchers have, however, identified additional genes that confirm what scientists ... Read more...

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Novel genetic risk factors for kidney disease identified


May 11th, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 11 (ANI): Scientists have found three genes with common mutations that are associated with altered kidney disease risk.One of the discovered genes, the UMOD gene, produces Tamm-Horsfall protein, the most ... Read more...

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What underlies bewildering diversity in coat colour among domestic animals


January 16th, 2009 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 16 (ANI): Researchers at Uppsala University in Sweden say that the prime reason behind the bewildering diversity in coat colour among domestic animals like pigs and dogs, as compared ... Read more...

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Potential new drug targets to control cholesterol levels identified


December 8th, 2008 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 8 (ANI): Scientists have identified potential new drug targets for managing cholesterol or triglyceride levels.They have discovered 11 new sites in the human genome where common variations seem to ... Read more...

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Biomarkers that may help check early Alzheimers identified


July 19th, 2008 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 19 (ANI): Researchers from University of California, Los Angeles have identified certain biomarkers that may help check early onset of Alzheimers in the elderly.A team led by UCLA associate ... Read more...

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Biomarkers can identify early onset of Alzheimer’s


July 19th, 2008 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 19 (IANS) Long before symptoms become visible in Alzheimer's, specific proteins in the blood and spinal fluid begin to drop off, that could then be used as biomarkers to track ... Read more...

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Middle Eastern families help in autism genes identification


July 11th, 2008 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 11 (ANI): An international team of researchers has identified six genes that, when mutated, contribute to autism with the help of Middle Eastern families.Up till now, the hunt for ... Read more...

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Scientists find 10 height regulating genes


May 10th, 2008 - 3:09 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 10 (IANS) Scientists wanting to know why people are taller or shorter, have discovered 10 new genes that influence height, according to an international study. This meta-analysis, based on a ... Read more...

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Scientists discover ten new genes that influence height


May 10th, 2008 - 1:18 pm ICT by admin
London , May 10 (ANI): Different people have different sizes, and scientists have taken a major step in unravelling the mystery behind this variation by discovering ten new genes that regulate ... Read more...

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Rare genetic variants have drastic impact on blood pressure: Study


April 7th, 2008 - 12:46 pm ICT by admin
London , Apr 7 (ANI): A novel study by researchers at Yale University has found that rare mutations in three genes are linked to a dramatically lower risk of developing high ... Read more...

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Gene mutation may be underlying cause of schizophrenia


March 28th, 2008 - 11:57 am ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 28 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Washington and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories have found a link between genetic errors and schizophrenia.Schizophrenia is a debilitating psychiatric disorder in which ... Read more...

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Common gene variant boosts breast cancer risk


March 15th, 2008 - 1:41 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Mar 15 (ANI): An international research consortium, led by scientists at the German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ), has identified a common gene variant that increases the risk ... Read more...

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