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First humans out of Africa once shrank to 1,000: Study


July 19th, 2011 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
London, July 18 (IANS) The number of descendants of the first humans leaving Africa had once reduced to barely over 1,000 before they began to expand rapidly, a study has ... Read more...

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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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Gene behind severe skin reaction to common epilepsy drug identified


March 24th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): Researchers have identified a gene responsible for severe skin reaction to a common epilepsy drug.Carbamazepine is commonly used to treat patients with epilepsy and other diseases such as ... Read more...

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Study sheds new light on the causes of chronic liver cirrhosis


March 14th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 14 (ANI): Scientists have offered new clues into the genetics underlying a chronic form of liver disease, called primary biliary cirrhosis, which can lead to transplant surgery for patients.The new ... Read more...

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29 genome regions linked to common form of inflammatory bowel disease


February 7th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 7 (ANI): Researchers have linked 29 genome regions with ulcerative colitis - a common form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).The new findings support the theory that an overactive immune ... 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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New genetic clue to kidney cancer


January 20th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 20 (ANI): A group of researchers from three continents have identified a gene that is mutated in 1 in 3 patients with the most common form of renal cancer.The ... 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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‘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...

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Set of proteins linked to over 130 brain diseases discovered


December 20th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 20 (ANI): Scientists at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and Edinburgh University have studied human brain samples to isolate a set of proteins that account for over 130 brain diseases.The ... Read more...

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India-origin scientist’s findings may hold key to novel malaria vaccines


October 22nd, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): Out of the 72 molecular switches that control the three key stages in the life cycle of the malaria parasite, over a third of these switches can be ... Read more...

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California scientists hail ‘penicillin moment’ in cancer treatment


September 15th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 15 (ANI): Scientists in the US have hailed a 'penicillin moment' in cancer treatment after trials of a drug that targets the formation of specific tumours using genetic data.The study ... Read more...

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‘Penicillin’ breakthrough in cancer treatment?


September 15th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 15 (IANS) Scientists have hailed as yet another "penicillin moment" the successful clinical trial of a new drug that could halt or reverse the growth of cancer in the human ... Read more...

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Scientists identify genes linked with migraine risk


August 30th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 30 (IANS) Scientists have for the first time pinpointed genes that are linked with migraine. The researchers, examining the genetic profile of more than 50,000 people, came up with new ... Read more...

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First genetic link to common migraine found


August 30th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 30 (ANI): In a first of its kind study, scientists have traced genetic risk associated with migraine attacks, which might make it possible for the novel therapeutics to prevent migraine ... Read more...

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Scientists develop new method to produce natural killer cells for cancer


June 11th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): Scientists have come up with a novel method to produce cells that kill tumour cells in the lab and prevent tumours forming in mouse models of cancer.Although ... Read more...

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Distinguishing ‘driver’ from ‘passenger’ mutations in cancer genome


February 18th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): A new research looking into cancer genome mutations has demonstrated how scientists can distinguish between the 'driver' mutations that drive cells towards cancer from the 'passenger' mutations that ... Read more...

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“Breast cancer is not one disease but collection of diseases”


December 24th, 2009 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 24 (ANI): Scientists from Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute have found that breast cancer is not one disease but a collection of several diseases.They cracked the genetic code of breast cancer ... Read more...

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It takes just 15 ciggies to raise lung cancer risk


December 17th, 2009 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 17 (ANI): A new study has shown that it takes just 15 cigarettes to increase the risk of developing lung cancer.The research team led by Peter Campbell of the Wellcome ... Read more...

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Genetic studies reveal new causes of severe childhood obesity


December 7th, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 7 (ANI): Scientists in Cambridge have found that genetic alteration can lead to severe obesity in childhood.According to a study published in Nature, the loss of a key segment of ... Read more...

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How malaria parasites manage to outwit our immune system


December 1st, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): A new study has shown that malaria parasites are able to disguise themselves to avoid the host's immune system.Malaria is caused by a parasite, which is injected into ... Read more...

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Scientists expose biology of emergent Salmonella


December 1st, 2009 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): Scientists have characterised a new multi drug resistant strain of Salmonella Typhimurium that is causing life-threatening disease in Africa.Such type of Salmonella bug normally causes diarrhoea and is ... Read more...

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Blood counts may provide clues to human disease


October 12th, 2009 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 12 (ANI): Researchers claim to have uncovered the basis of genetic variations vital to the formation of blood cells, which can have a significant impact on common human diseases.Blood ... Read more...

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Genome of hospital superbug C. difficile unravelled


September 25th, 2009 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 25 (ANI): Scientists from London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute claim to have unravelled the genome of the most virulent form of hospital ... 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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Scientists comparing human and canine genomes to find cure for brain cancer


July 7th, 2009 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): Researchers at North Carolina State University say that comparing human and canine genomes, they have come to the conclusion that a gene commonly believed to be involved in ... Read more...

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Nine new X chromosome genes linked to learning disabilities identified


April 20th, 2009 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 20 (ANI): An international team of researchers has identified nine new genes linked to learning disabilities.The team of 70 researchers has found nine new genes on the X chromosome, ... Read more...

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Progressive hearing loss in humans and mice linked to microRNA mutation


April 13th, 2009 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): By conducting parallel studies in human and mouse, two groups of scientists have found that a new kind of gene, called a microRNA, is linked with progressive hearing ... Read more...

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India will account for 60 percent of world’s heart diseases by 2010


January 19th, 2009 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Muscle protein mutation in heart disease, carried by one in a 100 people, is the world's leading killer. By 2010 India alone will account for 60 percent ... Read more...

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India may have 60pct of the world’’s heart disease patients by 2010: Study


January 19th, 2009 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
London, Jan 19 (ANI): An international group of researchers has warned that India may have 60 percent of the worlds heart disease patients by 2010, for a study has shown that ... Read more...

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New obesity genes found in brain


December 15th, 2008 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 15 (ANI): Scientists have identified six new genes that are associated with increased Body Mass Index (BMI), the most commonly used measure of obesity. Five of the genes identified are ... Read more...

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Gene behind body clock linked to increased diabetes risk


December 8th, 2008 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 8 (ANI): An international team of researchers have identified a new gene involved in regulating a persons body clock which may be linked to increased risk of type 2 ... Read more...

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Scientists identify marks of differences between human and chimp genomes


November 6th, 2008 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 6 (ANI): A team of researchers have carried out the largest study of differences between human and chimpanzee genomes, identifying regions that have been duplicated or lost during evolution ... Read more...

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One in 17 Mediterranean men may be descended from a Phoenician


October 31st, 2008 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 31 (ANI): A new study by genographic scientists has found that as many as one in 17 men in the Mediterranean basin may have a Phoenician as a direct ... Read more...

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DNA sequencing to help typhoid diagnosis


July 28th, 2008 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 28 (IANS) Advanced DNA sequencing technologies will help hone diagnosis and track how typhoid fever spreads and kills 600,000 people every year. The first-ever comprehensive study of multiple samples of ... Read more...

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