Genetic mutations

One neuron may have over 1,000 mutations

A new research has found that a single neuron in a normal adult brain has more than a thousand genetic mutations.

Oct 05, 2015, 11:39 AM IST

'Pill on a string' can detect cancer early

A pill on a string can help doctors detect esophageal cancer at an early stage, says a new study.

Jul 21, 2015, 16:41 PM IST

Evolution is 'unpredictable and irreversible'

 A recent study has shown that evolution is unpredictable and irreversible.

Jun 09, 2015, 12:43 PM IST

Mammals are more like their fathers genetically

You may resemble or act more like your mother, but first-of-its-kind research reveals that mammals are genetically more like their fathers.

Mar 03, 2015, 15:10 PM IST

Interaction between 2 genetic mutations can lessen heart attack risk

Scientists have identified that two mutations on a single gene can interact in such a way that it reduces the risk of heart attack.

Feb 04, 2015, 14:49 PM IST

Genetic mutations can't explain asthma

Despite a strong suspected link between genetics and asthma, genetic mutations account for only a small part of the risk for developing the disease, shows a new study.

Jan 18, 2015, 14:22 PM IST

Why autism is more common in males

Males are at greater risk for neurodevelopmental disorders, such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD), than females, but the underlying reasons have been unclear.

Feb 28, 2014, 10:08 AM IST

How genetic mutations lead to development of Familial Alzheimer`s

A new research has solved one mystery in the development of Familial Alzheimer`s Disease (FAD) - a genetic variant of the disease that affects a small fraction of the Alzheimer`s population.

Jan 11, 2014, 13:15 PM IST

Genomic study of cervical cancer brings disease cure closer to reality

A team of researchers has completed a comprehensive genomic analysis of cervical cancer in two patient populations and has identified recurrent genetic mutations not previously found in the disease, including at least one for which targeted treatments have been approved for other forms of cancer.

Dec 26, 2013, 13:49 PM IST

Malaria may be evolving around natural defence

Scientists have discovered recent genetic mutations in a malaria parasite and have found a duplication of a gene known to enable the parasite to infect red blood cells and two possible additional components to a more complex red cell invasion mechanism.

Nov 16, 2013, 12:17 PM IST

Excessive cell phone use linked to cancer, genetic mutations

Excessive use of mobile phone can lead to oxidative stress in cells that is linked to cellular and genetic mutations which cause development of tumours, says a study.

Jul 30, 2013, 17:24 PM IST

How rice underwent mutations from crop to weed and back

Researchers have looked back in time to see whether the same genetic mutations underlay the emergence of the same traits in both cultivated and weedy rice.

Jul 18, 2013, 15:55 PM IST

Just 2 genetic mutations sparked evolutionary jump 500 million years ago

A research team has found that the stage for the evolution of modern hormonal signalling was set by just 2 mutations about 500 million years ago.

Jun 25, 2013, 12:44 PM IST

Genetic cause for migraine discovered

Brigham Young University chemistry professor Emily Bates has identified mutations in a gene that makes people more susceptible to migraine headaches.

May 02, 2013, 13:05 PM IST

`Clean-up` snafu that kills brain cells in Parkinson`s identified

Scientists have discovered how the most common genetic mutations in familial Parkinson`s disease damage brain cells.

Mar 04, 2013, 13:32 PM IST

Evolution to be blamed for bad backs and tooth aches

Evolution may have put humans at the top of the food chain but it also landed us with bad backs, dropped arches and impacted wisdom teeth, scientists have claimed.

Feb 16, 2013, 12:12 PM IST

Immune system changes make recurrent tumours more aggressive

The enhanced aggressiveness of recurrent tumours may be due to changes in the body`s immune response, scientists led by an Indian-origin researcher have claimed.

Dec 27, 2012, 19:23 PM IST

Liquid lasers to make detection of cancer genes easier

Using a liquid laser, researchers have devised a better way to detect the slight genetic mutations.

Feb 05, 2012, 13:22 PM IST

Now, a gene test for cancer patients!

Scientists have devised a new test that can identify gene defects in cancer patients.

Nov 09, 2011, 17:53 PM IST

Genetic mutations cause schizophrenia

More than 50 percent of sporadic cases of schizophrenia are caused by new, or "de novo," protein-altering mutations-genetic errors.

Aug 08, 2011, 00:00 AM IST