'Heart attacks not connected to family history'

Your lifestyle choices and environment decide whether you will have a heart attack or not, not your genes, said a study.

Decoded: How Alzheimer's spreads

In a major breakthrough, a team of US researchers has confirmed that deposits of a protein called beta amyloid in the brain trigger Alzheimer's disease.

New antibiotic may herald new health era

Scientists have discovered that a robust, broad spectrum antibiotic and a gene that confers immunity to that antibiotic are both found in the bacterium Staphylococcus epidermidis Strain 115.

Bitter taste receptors may be key to animal survival
Bitter taste receptors may be key to animal survival

Bitter taste receptors may not only help animals avoid ingesting potentially harmful poisons or foods but also be key to their survival, new research suggests.

Men have 400 more active genes in muscles than women

Scientists have found that men have approximately 400 more active genes in their skeletal muscle than women.

Human genome shaped by evolutionary race with itself
Human genome shaped by evolutionary race with itself

An evolutionary race between rival elements within the genomes of primates drove the evolution of complex regulatory networks that orchestrate the activity of genes in every cell of our bodies, reveal new research.

Gene decides why some people avoid alcohol

In case of alcohol, variation in bitter taste does get more complex because alcoholic beverages contain flavours and tastes that may mask any aversive effects of bitterness.

New gene associated with 'diabetes' traits found

In a new study, scientists have discovered a gene that is linked to traits involved in diabetes.

How genes keep body clock in proper rhythm

Sixteen years after scientists found the genes that control the circadian clock in all cells, US researchers have now discovered how genes keep the circadian clocks in all human cells in time and in proper rhythm within the 24-hour period.

How corn plants defend against pathogen attack
How corn plants defend against pathogen attack

Researchers from the North Carolina State University have identified crucial genes and cellular processes that appear to control the so-called hyper-sensitive defence response (HR) in corn.

Can't take stress? Blame it on your genes

If you are one of those who cannot easily take stress in your stride, it may be because of your genes, says a study.

New 'thermostat' gene may help create drought-resistant crops
New 'thermostat' gene may help create drought-resistant crops

In a new study scientists have come across a gene that is similar to thermostat and could help them engineer drought-resistant crops.

Genes may influence hangover chances

Know why you get a hangover after a night of drinking while some of your friends do not? Blame it on your genes.

Genes may put some people at increased risk of hangovers

Hungover after a wild night of partying? Blame your genes.

Early creative skills indicate intelligence in teen years

A new study has suggested that kids` drawings at the age of four are linked to their intelligence when they reach 14 which seem to be influenced by the genes.

New genetic basis for sex determination discovered

Not just the X and Y chromosome but a subset of very small genes also play a key role in differentiating male and female tissues in the fruit fly, researchers reported.

Plants `talk` to each other via genes

In a surprising discovery, a scientist has discovered a new form of plant communication that allows them to share an extraordinary amount of genetic information with one another.

New hope for curing malaria

A new research has developed a fresh computational method to study the function of disease-causing genes with a new discovery of a gene associated with malaria.

Genetically edited fruits a reality soon

Soon eat apples that do not get brown when cut or have super bananas that produce more vitamin A. With genetic engineering, `smart` fruits are coming at a grocery store near you.

New gene linked to major breast cancer risk

A new study has revealed that another gene associated with major breast cancer risk.