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New gene involved in Parkinson`s disease identified

Last Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014, 10:31

Researchers have identified a new gene involved in Parkinson`s disease, a finding that may one day provide a target for a new drug to prevent and potentially even cure the debilitating neurological disorder.

Tailored diet may help you lose more weight

Last Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014, 19:41

A gene-based diet, customised according to a person`s metabolism, can help people lose up to three times more weight, a new study has found.

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.

Blame your genes for aggressive form of pancreatic cancer

Last Updated: Monday, May 26, 2014, 09:27

Researchers have identified a mutated gene common to adenosquamous carcinoma (ASC) tumors - the first known unique molecular signature for this rare, but particularly virulent, form of pancreatic cancer.

How cancer cells spread

Last Updated: Monday, May 26, 2014, 09:22

Researchers have found a signaling pathway in cancer cells that controls their ability to invade nearby tissues in a finely orchestrated manner.

Common obesity gene linked to weight gain

Last Updated: Sunday, May 25, 2014, 13:10

A new study has shown how FTO, a gene commonly associated with obesity, contributes to weight gain.

Smarter people live longer: Study

Last Updated: Friday, May 23, 2014, 12:45

Beyond making smarter choices in life, intelligent people also live longer because they have biology working in their favour, according to a new study.

This gene makes you smart

Last Updated: Sunday, May 11, 2014, 13:50

In what could open up new therapeutic avenues for the prevention of Alzheimer`s disease and other forms of dementia, scientists have now identified a gene that could play a role in making some people smarter than others.

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