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Unlocked: How heredity, environment affect gene expression

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 11:22

Everyone has the same set of genes and it is difficult to determine which genes are heritable or controlled by your DNA versus those that may be affected by the environment. Now, no more.

Gene manipulation helps regenerate organs for first time ever

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014, 11:54

Researchers from University of Edinburgh have succeeded for the first time in regenerating an elderly organ in a living animal has been to a youthful state by manipulating DNA.

`Stressed` kids from poor backgrounds have shorter strands of DNA

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 11:57

Researchers have said that kids who experience chronic stress from a disadvantaged life have shorter telomeres than their advantaged peers.

Soon, blood test to accurately detect cancers

Last Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014, 13:30

A quick and simple new blood test may soon diagnose which type of cancer a patient has and how advanced the disease is, scientists say.

Loneliness can cause early ageing

Last Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014, 17:40

Several studies suggest that telomere shortening is accelerated by stress, but until now, no studies have examined the effects of social isolation on telomere shortening.

Not all antioxidants are good to prevent cancer: Study

Last Updated: Saturday, April 05, 2014, 19:50

We all know that antioxidants are supposed to prevent DNA damage. But employing antioxidants could backfire - at least in the case of omega 6 fatty acid that have been found to promotes cancer in animal studies.

Wish to live long? Get a longer DNA `tail`

Last Updated: Saturday, April 05, 2014, 19:47

People who experience high levels of social stress and deprivation age faster as the cellular process involving DNA repair (or replication) may get affected by loneliness, a significant study shows.

Researchers claim breakthrough in HIV,Hepatitis C with DNA vaccine

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 20:01

In a significant breakthrough by Australian scientists, a new type of DNA vaccine can help in tackling HIV and Hepatitis C.

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