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Maths, reading ability ruled by same genes in kids

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 11:47

Don`t know why your kid is scared of maths? Check his reading ability first as nearly half of the genes that influence how well a child can read also play a role in their mathematics ability.

Cesarean section may cause epigenetic changes

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 19:45

Researchers have found that the mode of delivery could make an imprint in the stem cells of the newborn infant.

`Trojan horse` method to fight cancer

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 15:47

Fighting cancer can now become a bit easier as scientists have found a way to use the "Trojan horse" method to deliver proteins into live human cells without damaging them.

Sunscreen that protects DNA from UV rays

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 18:42

Ever heard of a molecular sunscreen? It is a defence mechanism that the molecular building blocks that make up DNA mount to prevent the damage by ultraviolet rays, reveals new research.

Genetic `barcode` to identify origin of malaria

Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014, 18:31

Containing malaria could be a lot more convenient as researchers have now designed a genetic barcode of malaria parasite, which can be used to identify the geographic origin of the parasite from a blood sample and monitor its spread.

DNA-tinkered, male-only mosquitoes to check malaria

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 14:59

In a pioneering work towards eradicating malaria, scientists have modified mosquitoes to produce sperm that will only create males.

25 pc smokers with gene defect likelier to develop lung cancer

Last Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014, 11:49

25 percent of smokers who carry a defect in the BRCA2 gene would be developing lung cancer at some point in their lifetime, a large-scale, international study reveals.

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.

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