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18 genetic markers for autism spectrum disorders identified


April 28th, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): A new study has identified 18 novel and highly significant genetic markers for autism spectrum disorders.Researchers at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences divided ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genetic variation that cuts bladder cancer risk identified


April 3rd, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 3 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have identified a common genetic variation, which is linked to both bladder cancer risk and to the length ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New genetic variants linked to height identified


December 31st, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 31 (ANI): A new study has identified uncommon and previously unknown genetic variants that determine how tall a person will be.The findings may also provide insight into the genetic architecture ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How breast cancer drug causes arthritis in some women


September 28th, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 28 (ANI): Researchers at Mayo Clinic have discovered genetic variants that lead to severe arthritis for a subset of women when taking aromatase inhibitors to treat their breast cancer.This ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genetic variants that modify breast cancer risk identified


September 20th, 2010 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 20 (ANI): It is known that disrupting mutations in the BRCA1 gene increases risk of breast cancer. Now, Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered that some of those persons may possess ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Evolution made human race more susceptible to diabetes: Study


August 18th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 18 (ANI): Earlier humans with genes that were prone to type-1 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis may have provided them with previously unknown benefits, as a result of which, over the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Secret of living till 100 lies in genes


July 3rd, 2010 - 2:41 am ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) Scientists have discovered new genes that can indicate with incredible accuracy who is most likely to live beyond the age of 100. The team from Boston University, US, identified ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

How genetic ‘chips’ could improve heart disease treatments


June 25th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Leicester are trying to identify new genes and molecules responsible for coronary artery disease, which could in turn help develop new diagnostic and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

3 gene mutations hold the key to suicidal behaviour


June 16th, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 16 (ANI): Mutations in three genes could predispose people to suicidal behaviour, found a study study by a team of Spanish researchers at Mount Sinai Hospital and Columbia University in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genetic ‘chips’ to help identify genes, molecules behind CAD


June 14th, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 14 (IANS) In an attempt to identify new genes and molecules responsible for coronary artery disease (CAD), researchers will use state-of-the-art genetic techniques to examine DNA from over 20,000 heart ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Low-moderate alcohol consumption does not harm women’s bone health


April 28th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 28 (ANI): A new study has offered more evidence that low to moderate alcohol consumption does not harm bone health in women.There is lack of information on low to moderate ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why statins work for some people, but not for all


April 22nd, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 22 (ANI): Scientists at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center have found why statins- popular drugs that lower cholesterol and appear to protect against colorectal cancer development- work for some people, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chromosome 11 implicated in alcohol dependence


March 2nd, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): A genome-wide association study has found an association between alcohol dependence (AD) and a cluster of genes on chromosome 11."Previous studies have looked at one or a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Schizophrenia gene may reduce cancer risk


January 20th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): A gene that puts people on road to schizophrenia may provide protection against some forms of cancer, according to a new study.As per scientists at The Feinstein Institute ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Asians share a common ancestry


December 11th, 2009 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 11 (ANI): A new study has revealed that all Asians share a common ancestry.The findings were reported by the Human Genome Organisation (HUGO) Pan-Asian SNP Consortium, which examines the single-nucleotide ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Type 2 diabetes gene linked to childhood obesity


December 8th, 2009 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): Researchers from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have revealed that a gene known to cause type 2 diabetes has been ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genes linked with onset age of Parkinson’s disease identified


October 8th, 2009 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): Genes, which may influence the onset age of Parkinson's Disease (PD) have been identified, report researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM).The findings are the first to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

11 new genetic variations linked to type 2 diabetes


October 3rd, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 3 (ANI): Scientists from Michigan Technological University have identified 11 new genetic variants linked to Type 2 diabetes.With the help of Ensemble Learning Approach (ELA) software, the researchers have isolated ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Possible genetic links between environmental toxins and multiple myeloma identified


August 14th, 2009 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 14 (ANI): Researchers associated with the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) have identified several changes in DNA sequences called single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) that are linked with a risk of bone ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists aim to unlock rice’s genetic diversity to help conserve it


July 26th, 2009 - 11:38 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 26 (ANI): By looking at what different types of rice have in common, a team of international scientists are unlocking rice's genetic diversity to help conserve it and find valuable ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New genes’ discovery confirms immune system may play a role in schizophrenia


July 2nd, 2009 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 2 (ANI): An international study led by researchers at the University of California-Los Angeles and nearly 50 institutions worldwide has identified new genes that confirm that the immune system may ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How parasites influence evolution of immune genes


May 26th, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 26 (ANI): It's the parasites that make the immune proteins in the body to adapt themselves to turn into inflammatory defenders, says a population genetics study.Conducted by a team of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genetic mutations may stunt kids’ lung development


March 27th, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 27 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and the German Research Center for Environmental Health have identified certain genetic mutations that may lead to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

DNA can reveal eye colour


March 10th, 2009 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): As part of a breakthrough in human genetics, Netherlands scientists can now predict with 90 percent accuracy if a person has blue or brown eyes by analysing ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genetic variants linked to early heart attack risk identified


February 9th, 2009 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 9 (ANI): Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have identified nine genetic variants associated with the risk of early heart attack.In the largest study of genetic factors linked to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New gene linked to schizophrenia identified


February 4th, 2009 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have identified a new genetic variant related to schizophrenia.They have found that a variation in the neuregulin ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gene linked to reduced mortality from acute lung Injury identified


January 17th, 2009 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 17 (ANI): Researchers at National Jewish Health and the University of Colorado Denver have identified a gene linked to improved survival among patients with acute lung injury.Acute lung injury ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gene mutation that appears to prevent heart disease identified


December 12th, 2008 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 12 (ANI): A team of scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore has identified a novel gene mutation among the Old Order Amish population that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists identify genetic predictors of oesophageal cancer


November 6th, 2008 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 6 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center have identified 11 genotypes that may elevate the risk for oesophageal cancer.Some of the major risk ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Peptide ghrelin may be behind both alcohol dependence and overeating


September 24th, 2008 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 24 (ANI): Ghrelin is known to have an effect on food intake by increasing feelings of hunger and the urge to eat. But now, a new study has shown ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Soon, a faster and cheaper approach for human genome analysis


September 15th, 2008 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 15 (ANI): Scientists may soon get a faster and less expensive way to analyse the human genome, thanks to researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), who have ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Physical activity can offset obesity-related gene effect


September 9th, 2008 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 9 (ANI): A new study by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine has revealed that high levels of physical activity can help to counteract a gene ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Brown loses `must win and `safe Glasgow East by-poll


July 25th, 2008 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
London, July 25 (ANI): British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has lost the must-win Glasgow East by-election. According to The Sun, Labour sensationally lost one of the partys safest seats to the Scottish ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Genetic variations up youngsters risk of lifetime tobacco addiction


July 11th, 2008 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 11 (ANI): A team of researchers from the University of Utah and University of Wisconsin-Madison says that common genetic variations affecting nicotine receptors in the nervous system dramatically raise ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genes behind dogs diversity revealed


June 23rd, 2008 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , June 23 (ANI): A Labrador is different in traits and behaviour from a retriever and likewise a Pug differs from a Chihuahua in many domains. But what causes this ... Read more...

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