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Brain `switch` controlling blood sugar levels discovered

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 18:13

Researchers have identified the mechanism in the brain that is key to sensing glucose levels in the blood, linking it to both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

Australian scientists find new breast cancer gene

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 14:56

Australian scientists have claimed to have identified a genetic "switch" which indicates whether a woman`s breast cancer will spread.

Male sexual development not as robust as believed

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 03, 2013, 19:54

By studying rare families in which a daughter shares the same Y chromosome as her father, scientists have determined that the pathway for male sexual development is not as consistent and robust as scientists have always assumed.

`Toggle switch` that can melt love handles found

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 14:37

Researchers at the University of Bonn have decoded a "toggle switch" in mice, which can significantly stimulate fat burning and help combat obesity.

`Genetic switch` behind breast cancer identified

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 02, 2013, 15:11

Australian researchers have discovered a "genetic switch" that can make breast cancer cells more responsive to different kinds of treatments.

Gene switch that boosts cancer growth discovered

Last Updated: Saturday, November 03, 2012, 15:27

Scientists have discovered that genetic `switches`, which regulate the expression of genes, play a major role in the development of cancer.

Soon, blood test that detects breast cancer many decades in advance

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 01, 2012, 11:35

A blood test that can identify women at high risk of breast cancer decades before the disease develops could be available in five years, say scientists.

Genetic switch key to heart`s health discovered

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 18:50

Scientists have discovered a genetic switch that influences the heart`s health, a finding they say offers new insights into the genetic roots of congenital heart disease.

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