New genes involved in long-term memory revealed

A new study has shed light on a genome and has revealed new genes that are involved in forming long-term memories.

Gene vital to central nervous system development found

Scientists have identified a gene that helps regulate how well nerves of the central nervous system are insulated.

New incurable eye disorder gene discovered

A team of researchers have discovered a new gene tied to an incurable eye disorder called retinitis pigmentosa.

8 percent of Indians, other South Asians carry heart failure causing mutated gene

A new study has revealed that up to 8 percent of Indians and other South Asians carry gene mutation that causes heart failure and potentially fatal heart attacks.

Scientists identify gene behind triple-negative breast cancer

Scientists have successfully identified the gene behind one of the most aggressive types of breast cancer, a breakthrough which could lead to new targeted treatments and a comprehensive "molecular understanding" of the deadly disease.

Salt tolerance gene in soybean identified

Researchers have identified a gene that could enable soybean increase its tolerance of soil salinity.

Gene decides why some kids turn into troubled adults

Researchers from North Carolina-based Duke University have identified a gene variant that may serve as a marker for children who are among society's most vulnerable.

Your birth year can influence obesity risk

People born before 1942 are less likely to be affected by a variant to a gene linked to obesity risk than those who are born after 1942. The effect is stronger in those born in later decades, finds a fascinating research.

How mosquitoes transmit malaria in genes revealed

A new study has revealed that mosquito species, Anopheles genus, the sole carriers of human malaria, transmit the disease in genes.

Genes may make you prone to antisocial behavior

A new study has revealed that both positive and negative experiences influence how genetic variants affect the brain and thereby behavior.

Discovery of stem cell gene switch brings regenerative medicine closer to reality

Scientists have discovered an on off switch for directing when a particular gene can perform its prescribed function.

How flawed gene can cause deafness

Researchers have found how mutations in a gene called Tmie can cause deafness from birth, suggesting new avenues for therapies aimed at restoring hearing.

Scientists discover 'power source' of cancer

A new study has revealed that a similar protein complex and its subunit which is now believed to be a cancer-causing gene that impacts activity of another gene that's tied to tumour growth.

Himachal to set up thalassemia screening centres

 Himachal Pradesh will soon have screening centres to estimate the prevalence of beta thalassemia trait among people, a health official said Sunday.

Flawed gene may curb heart attack risk by half

Rare mutations that shut down a single gene called NPC1L1 are linked to lower cholesterol levels and a 50 percent reduction in the risk of heart attack, says an Indian-origin cardiologist.

Control genes with your thoughts

 Inspired by a brain game, researchers have developed a novel gene regulation method that enables thought-specific brain waves to control the process of conversion of genes into proteins (gene expression).

Gene test may identify kidney transplant rejection: Study

US researchers have said they have developed a potential gene test for identifying acute rejection in kidney transplant patients, a finding that could eventually replace the need for biopsies.

Gene behind sweating disorder detected

Mutation of a single gene blocks sweat production leading to an increased risk of hyperthermia, also known as heatstroke, said a study.

Depression and ageing linked to single gene

A group of researchers from Germany and the US has found that both ageing and depression are associated with changes in a single gene.

Effects of high-risk Parkinson's mutation are reversible

Researchers have found a new way to target and reverse the effects caused by one of the most common genetic causes of Parkinson's disease.