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Genes may thwart elderly`s exercise gains

Last Updated: Sunday, March 16, 2014, 19:16

Scientists have found that a particular gene in some elderly people may prevent them from fully reaping the health benefits of exercise.

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.

Music may be in your genes!

Last Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 15:33

Scientists have identified multiple regions in the human genome that are linked to musical aptitude.

Breast cancer gene offers protection against obesity, diabetes

Last Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 14:03

Researchers have found that a gene known to be associated with breast cancer susceptibility, BRCA 1, plays a critical role in fat storage, insulin response and mitochondrial function in skeletal muscle cells.

Two new genes linked to bipolar disorder discovered

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 14:05

Scientists have discovered two new genes and have also confirmed three additional suspect genes that are connected to bipolar disorder.

Gene important to breast development, breast cancer identified

Last Updated: Saturday, March 08, 2014, 11:36

Scientists have identified a gene important to breast development and breast cancer, a finding that provides a potential new target for drug therapies to treat aggressive forms of the disease.

Culprit behind gynecological condition endometriosis revealed

Last Updated: Saturday, March 08, 2014, 10:07

Researchers have suggested that changes to two previously unstudied genes are the centerpiece of a new theory regarding the cause and development of endometriosis.

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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