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Scientists spot 108 genes linked to Schizophrenia

Scientists spot 108 genes linked to Schizophrenia

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 22:49

A team of researchers has found 108 locations in the human genome associated with the risk of developing schizophrenia, a finding that may lead to innovations in treating the psychiatric disorder.

`Common` rare genetic factors responsible for developing autism: Study

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 14:53

A recent study has proved that 60 percent of the risk for developing autism is caused by genetics and a major portion of that risk is caused by inherited variant genes that are common in the population and present in individuals without the disorder.

Prostate cancer among young up six times in 20 years

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 15:15

Typically, prostate cancer occurs more frequently as men age into their 70s or 80s, but a US-based analysis has found that the number of younger men diagnosed with prostate cancer has increased nearly six-fold in the last 20 years.

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.

19,000 protein-producing genes in humans: Study

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 16:21

In a new research, scientists have found the number of protein generating genes in humans to be 19,000 - 1,700 fewer than the most recent annotation and well below the initial estimations of 100,000 genes.

Genes that may cause sudden cardiac death

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 23:18

Most sudden cardiac deaths are caused by abnormal heart rhythms called arrhythmias and researchers have uncovered new information about genes that may increase the risk of serious cardiac arrhythmias.

Century-old drug approved for sleeping sickness may help treat autism: Study

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 14:47

A new study has revealed that a well-known drug that was first synthesized in 1916 and used to treat African sleeping sickness can reverse autism-like symptoms in mice and it might help humans eventually.

Don`t blame kids, gambling runs in your genes

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 12:42

Now you may figure out why your kid gambles a lot. Look at your background first as gambling, like many other behavioural traits, runs in families.

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