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Genetic clue to irritable bowel syndrome found

Last Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014, 10:41

Researchers have reported a defined genetic defect that causes a subset of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

New gene linked to heart attack risk identified

Last Updated: Monday, March 17, 2014, 14:14

Scientists, including two of Indian origin, have discovered a previously unrecognized gene variation that can help humans maintain healthier lipid levels and cut the risk of heart attack.

Gene family can suppress prostate cancer

Last Updated: Saturday, March 15, 2014, 14:43

Scientists have discovered direct genetic evidence that a family of genes are tumour suppressors.

Scientists discover new obesity gene

Last Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 15:34

Researchers have discovered that the obesity-associated elements within the gene FTO interact with IRX3, a distant gene on the genome that appears to be the functional obesity gene.

Chemo drug helps HIV patients respond to Sangamo gene therapy

Last Updated: Friday, March 07, 2014, 11:28

Treating HIV patients first with a chemotherapy drug improved their response to an experimental gene-modifying technique for controlling the virus, according to Sangamo BioSciences.

Gene therapy a probable way to control HIV

Last Updated: Thursday, March 06, 2014, 15:33

US researchers have said that they have used gene therapy involving genetically engineered T-cells to successfully decrease the amount of the AIDS virus in several patients taken off the antiretroviral drug therapy (ADT) entirely, which included one patient whose levels became undetectable.

New gene therapy for HIV hailed a success after first trial

Last Updated: Thursday, March 06, 2014, 13:40

A radical gene therapy to combat HIV using genetically modified cells, which are resistant to the virus, has been declared a success by scientists after its first clinical trial.

Gene mutation behind type 2 diabetes identified

Last Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014, 10:26

Researchers have identified mutations in a gene that can reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, even in people who have risk factors such as obesity and old age.

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