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This new gene offers hope for Alzheimer's disease

This new gene offers hope for Alzheimer's disease

 A new gene has been discovered by a team of researchers that is associated with Tau accumulation, which is one of the defining features of Alzheimer disease (AD).

Researchers identify gene linked to human cleft lip and palate

Researchers identify gene linked to human cleft lip and palate

Researchers have identified a gene that may cause cleft lip and palate in humans.

Gene mutation linked to unexplained female infertility

Gene mutation linked to unexplained female infertility

Researchers, led by an Indian-origin scientists, have identified a gene mutation that may cause low reproductive success and fertility in women.

Scientists identify gene linked to brain ageing

Scientists identify gene linked to brain ageing

US researchers have identified a common genetic variant that causes normal brain ageing in older people by up to 12 years.

Gene that causes sudden death in youngsters identified

Gene that causes sudden death in youngsters identified

The gene, called CDH2, causes arrhythmogenic right ventricle cardiomyopathy (ARVC), which is a genetic disorder that predisposes patients to cardiac arrest and is a major cause of unexpected death in seemingly healthy young people.

Gene that plays a very important role in making humans obese identified

Gene that plays a very important role in making humans obese identified

A new study has identified a gene that could play a very important role in making humans obese or lean.

'Extinct' woolly mammoth may be back to Earth in two years – Know how

'Extinct' woolly mammoth may be back to Earth in two years – Know how

A team of scientists from Harvard University is producing a hybrid woolly mammoth embryo using DNA from specimens found frozen in Siberian ice.

More than 200 baldness-linked genetic markers identified

More than 200 baldness-linked genetic markers identified

The researchers created a formula to try and predict the chance that a person will go bald, based on the presence or absence of certain genetic markers.

Faulty gene blamed for growth defects linked to dwarfism

Faulty gene blamed for growth defects linked to dwarfism

This research sheds new light on the mechanisms underlying DNA replication, and the effect on human health when this process goes wrong.

Scientists identify 83 new DNA changes that affect human height

Scientists identify 83 new DNA changes that affect human height

Of these 83 genetic variations, some influence adult height by more than 2 cm, which is enormous.

Gene that halts TB from mutating into lethal superbugs detected

Gene that halts TB from mutating into lethal superbugs detected

The scientists believe the discovery could also play a role in understanding the development of antibiotic-resistance in patients already suffering from TB.

Superbug NDM-1: What you need to know, why it's so dangerous!

Superbug NDM-1: What you need to know, why it's so dangerous!

NDM-1 was first detected in a Swedish patient of Indian origin who travelled to India in 2008.

Heart disease: Lifestyle critical regardless of your genetic risk factor

Heart disease: Lifestyle critical regardless of your genetic risk factor

While genetics are important, modification by lifestyle changes, diet and environmental influences can be effected and remains critical, observes Dhall citing recent research done in the US.

Researchers develop new method to study gene function

Researchers develop new method to study gene function

A new method has been developed to produce the tools for figuring out gene function faster and cheaper than current methods.

Bone gene can be repurposed for cognition in humans: Study

Bone gene can be repurposed for cognition in humans: Study

 Researchers have identified a gene -- previously known only to regulate bone growth and muscle metabolism in mammals -- that can also act as a promoter of brain maturation, cognition and learning in human and non-human primates.

Gene therapy may treat Alzheimer's disease

Previous studies by the same team suggest this gene, called PGC1 - alpha, may prevent the formation of a protein called amyloid-beta peptide in cells in the lab.

Psychiatric disorders genetically linked to drug use

Apart from environmental factors, such as stress and social relationships, a person's genetic make-up can also contribute to their vulnerability to substance involvement and psychiatric disorders, says a study.

Want to burn fat faster? Don't skip exercise

"Exercise produces more irisin, which has many beneficial effects including fat reduction, stronger bones and better cardiovascular health.

Gene causing childhood ear infections identified

Middle-ear infection, or acute otitis media, is an ear infection that is usually caused by bacteria or viruses.

Genes influence how you feel about your weight

Do you feel overweight even if you are actually not? If yes, you may have your genes inherited from parents to blame, suggests new research.