Gene

Researchers find gene that may prevent wheat epidemic in India

Researchers find gene that may prevent wheat epidemic in India

The discovery could help breeders more quickly develop varieties that can resist the deadly pathogens and halt a worldwide wheat epidemic, according to the study.
 

Nov 17, 2017, 12:28 PM IST
This new gene therapy via skin can help treat diabetes, obesity

This new gene therapy via skin can help treat diabetes, obesity

Researchers from the University of Chicago, using CRISPR, have edited the skin stem cells from newborn mice which prompted the cells to secrete glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP1).

Aug 04, 2017, 19:04 PM IST
75 per cent of human gene is junk DNA: Study

75 per cent of human gene is junk DNA: Study

Researchers from the the University of Houston in the US found that the functional portion of the human genome probably falls between 10 per cent and 15 per cent, with an upper limit of 25 per cent.

Jul 16, 2017, 18:20 PM IST
Gene that plays key role in depression identified

Gene that plays key role in depression identified

Globally, depression affects over 300 million people annually. Nearly 800,000 die from suicide every year - it is the second-leading cause of death among people between the ages of 15 to 29, researchers said.

Jul 07, 2017, 14:34 PM IST
Gene causing arthritis may have helped humans survive Ice Age: Study

Gene causing arthritis may have helped humans survive Ice Age: Study

The study showed that mutations in the gene called GDF5 resulted in shorter bones that led to a compact body structure while reducing the risk of bone fracture from falling.

Jul 04, 2017, 23:04 PM IST
Gene, air pollution together spike autism risk

Gene, air pollution together spike autism risk

Genetic factors like copy-number variation -- deletions and duplications of repeated DNA -- also lead to the development of autism. 

Jun 27, 2017, 10:59 AM IST
Gene find could lead to treatment for memory loss

Gene find could lead to treatment for memory loss

A study at the Peter O`Donnell Jr. Brain Institute includes the results of a new strategy to identify genes that underlie specific brain processes. This strategy may eventually help scientists develop treatments for patients with memory impairments.

Jun 01, 2017, 14:30 PM IST
Gene that prevents heart disease found in Greeks villagers

Gene that prevents heart disease found in Greeks villagers

The cardioprotective variant, rs145556679, was found in the people living in Mylopotamos, northern Crete.

May 28, 2017, 00:16 AM IST
Gene mutation may speed up memory loss in Alzheimer's patients

Gene mutation may speed up memory loss in Alzheimer's patients

According to researchers, people with Alzheimer's risk, who have the gene mutation called the BDNF Val66Met allele, or the Met allele may have a more rapid decline of memory and thinking skills.

May 05, 2017, 00:37 AM IST
This is the reason why you are craving for sweets!

This is the reason why you are craving for sweets!

Scientists have previously shown that hormone growth factor 21 (FGF21) reduces sweets consumption in rodents and primates.

May 03, 2017, 23:29 PM IST
Gene which makes you a 'night owl' identified

Gene which makes you a 'night owl' identified

People with the "night owl" variant of this gene have a longer circadian cycle than most, making them stay awake later

Apr 07, 2017, 17:05 PM IST
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).

Mar 26, 2017, 00:28 AM IST
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.

Mar 23, 2017, 00:23 AM IST
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.

Mar 22, 2017, 23:32 PM IST
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.

Mar 17, 2017, 00:13 AM IST
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.

Mar 10, 2017, 15:40 PM IST
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.

Feb 22, 2017, 23:37 PM IST
'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.

Feb 17, 2017, 14:30 PM IST
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.

Feb 15, 2017, 14:25 PM IST
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.

Feb 14, 2017, 13:42 PM IST