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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.

Researchers identify new culprit type 2 diabetes gene!

Using the gene editing technology called CRISPR and other sophisticated scientific tools, the researchers identified this gene, ACSL5.

Research reveals benefits of vacation over meditation for bursting stress

Examining the effect of meditation on gene expression patterns in both novice and regular meditators, they found that a resort vacation provides a strong and immediate impact on molecular networks associated with stress and immune pathways, in addition to short- term improvements in well-being, as measured by feelings of vitality and distress.

Gene linked to age-related hearing loss identified by researchers

A gene with age-related hearing loss that could help identify people for early treatment as well as lead to a possible prevention has been identified by a team of researchers.

New gene discovery holds potential for cancer treatment

The joint team from Duke-NUS Medical School (Duke-NUS) and the National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS) uncovered a role for the gene, Wars2, in the process of angiogenesis - a process controlling formation of a network of blood vessels that enables the body to deliver the nutrients necessary to keep the tissues and organs alive and healthy.

Gene that determines maleness in malaria mosquitoes

The research, published in the journal Science, describes identification and characterisation of Yob which determines the male sex in the malaria mosquito Anopheles gambiae.

This gene puts you at increased kidney disease risk

The University of Nottingham study found that the difference in the number of copies of the alpha-defensin genes was a major genetic factor in developing the condition IgA nephropathy, also known as Berger's Disease.

Revealed - Why mitochondria is passed to offspring only through mother!

Mitochondria, present inside the cells of nearly all multicellular animals, plants and fungi, organelles, plays an important role in generating the energy that cells need to survive. 

Bone drug may block breast cancer in high-risk women: Study

A new research has found out by the researchers from Australia's Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research that bone drug could prevent breast cancer in women who are at very high risk of developing the disease.

Genetic mutation can cause multiple sclerosis, say scientists

Multiple sclerosis is known to run in certain families, but attempts to find genes linked to the disease have been elusive.

Gene connected to multiple sclerosis discovered, claim scientists!

Characterised by the onset of chronic, neurodegenerative damage of the central nervous system, this unpredictable, often disabling disease disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body by attacking the protective sheath (myelin) that covers nerve fibres.

Gene associated with Down syndrome, diabetes recognised

This gene can cause defects in insulin secretion in people with Type-2 diabetes and Down syndrome as well.