New compound could terminate pancreatic tumours

An effective therapy for pancreatic cancer could soon be a reality as researchers have discovered a chemical compound that reduces the growth of cancerous tumours in the pancreas by 80 percent in treated mice.

Genes that make people look younger identified

Scientists have identified a group of genes that allow some people to look up to 10 years younger than their actual age.

Bursting into laughter easily could be in your DNA

If your wife immediately bursts into laughter after a humorous moment, while you barely manage to crack a smile, this could be due to her genes, new research says.

Are you a lark or night owl? Genes may decide

Genes may determine whether you are a 'lark' or an 'owl', according to a new study which discovered nearly 80 genes in fruit flies associated with 'morningness' and 'eveningness'.

'Night owls' or 'early risers' are born, not made
'Night owls' or 'early risers' are born, not made

A team of geneticists has clocked genetic differences between "day larks" and "night owls."

Indian-origin professor among researchers making sepsis diagnosis breakthrough

US researchers, including an Indian-origin professor at California's Standford University have identified a set of 11 genes that could help faster and accurate diagnosis of patients with sepsis and separate them from those with other forms of inflammation.

Genes determine how sensitive you are

Your genes may influence how sensitive you are to emotional information, according to a new research.

Resurrection of woolly mammoths in the offing

Scientists have for the first time catalogued the entire mammoth genome, a feat that could serve as a recipe for engineering elephants that are able to survive in Siberia.

Dad's sperm may help predict kid's autism risk

A team of researchers has suggested that paternal sperm may hold clues to autism.

'Upset' body clock may be possible reason behind recurrent miscarriages

A groundbreaking study has discovered how body clock genes can affect women's ability to have children.

Longer life may lie in more number of anti-inflammatory genes

A new study has revealed that more anti-inflammatory genes mean longer lifespan for mammals.

Ambitious DNA research 'logs' onto Facebook
Ambitious DNA research 'logs' onto Facebook

As part of a large project aimed at discovering new links between certain genetic variants, health and disease, scientists have turned towards an unusual partner -- Facebook.

How underage binge-drinking may lead to increased anxiety, alcoholism in adults

A new study has revealed that binge-drinking during adolescence may affect adult behavior through long-lasting changes in genes.

Here's how classical music improves brain functions
Here's how classical music improves brain functions

A new study has revealed that listening to classical music modulates genes that are responsible for brain functions.

Music may activate genes for learning, memory

Playing music by professional musicians can enhance the activity of genes involved in motor functions learning and memory, a new study has found.

Role of genes greater in people living longer

Genes appear to play a stronger role in people living up to extreme old age, according to a new study of siblings.

Flawed gene explains why flu can kill in rare cases

While most people affected by the flu recover easily, children with a rare genetic mutation may fall so ill that they could end up in the hospital and even lose the battle against the influenza virus, suggests a new study.

Humanity's most recent common male ancestor lived 239,000 yrs ago

A new study has recently provided a deeper insight into the genome of a nation.

Autism risk genes linked to higher intelligence

Genes linked with a greater risk of developing autism may also be associated with higher intelligence, a new study has found.

Mystery of 'alien' genes solved

 A new study challenged the assumption that evolution relies solely on genes passed down as it finds that humans contain 'alien' genes not passed on from our ancestors.