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How gene mutation leads to liver cancer found

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 11:36

There could soon be a treatment for intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (iCCA), the second most common form of liver cancer, as researchers have have now found how two genetic mutations in liver cells may drive tumour formation in iCCA.

Older women`s eggs `just as good`?

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 16:35

An old hypothesis that claims that as a woman ages, the eggs she will produce will have more faulty chromosomes - leading to miscarriages and developmental abnormalities - does not hold much water, says a new research.

Subtle changes in DNA determine our hair colour

Last Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014, 09:31

Researchers have claimed that a molecule critical to stem cell function plays a major role in determining human hair color.

Gene mutation behind deadly skin cancer identified

Last Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014, 11:28

Researchers have identified gene mutation that is responsible for a hereditary form of skin cancer melanoma.

Rare chromosome fusion ups leukemia risk

Last Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014, 18:11

Children who are born with fusion of two specific chromosomes are more prone to suffer from Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a common childhood cancer.

Decoded: Why chromosome errors are high in women`s eggs

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 13:44

Scientists have revealed, for the first time, the mystery behind why chromosome errors are high in women`s eggs.

Telomeres, the new test for aging

Last Updated: Sunday, October 06, 2013, 09:36

The passing of time, that tombstone upon which beauty and health are balanced, can be slowed down by a close control of the telomeres, DNA structures at the ends of the chromosomes, says an expert.

Micronuclei may function as potential cancer biomarkers

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 09, 2013, 22:13

Scientists have found that micronuclei (small extra nuclei) in cells are associated with specific cancer types, thereby paving the way to detect cancer, says a study.

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