Swine flu: Toll reaches 1,587 as study warns of mutations

Fifty more deaths took the swine flu toll close to the 1,600-mark with nearly 28,000 people affected even as a study by the US-based MIT suggested that the H1N1 virus may have acquired mutations which make it more "severe and infectious".

Govt disputes claim made in US study on swine flu

The government Thursday disputed the claim made in a US study that the swine flu virus may have acquired mutations and said that the strain mentioned in it has "no relevance" to the 2015 outbreak.

MIT swine flu report to be studied: Indian experts

A Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) report claiming that the swine flu virus in India may have mutated and become severely infectious needs to be studied thoroughly before being accepted, Indian health experts said on Thursday.

Swine flu: Expert urges Indian researchers to find out if virus has mutated

In view of the high mortality rate across the country this year due to swine flu, Rafi Ahmed, Director of Emory Vaccine Centre in Atlanta, US, has said that there is an urgent need to sequence the H1N1 to find out whether the virus has mutated or not.

Whole-genome sequencing can identify patients' hereditary cancer risk

A new research has revealed that whole-genome sequencing can be used to identify cancer-related mutations, which can potentially lead to improvements in cancer prevention, diagnosis and care.

How flawed gene can cause deafness

Researchers have found how mutations in a gene called Tmie can cause deafness from birth, suggesting new avenues for therapies aimed at restoring hearing.

Many older people have mutations tied to leukemia in blood

Many older people have mutations linked to leukemia and lymphoma in their blood cells, scientists have found.

How malaria parasites resist drugs revealed

A study has revealed the answer to how malaria parasite becomes resistance to the antimalarial drug in clinical trials, which makes the drugs less effective.

How rare chance events influence evolution

How much does our evolution depend on chance mutations? Quite a lot, say scientists.

Exercise helps rescue mutated neural stem cells

A new study has found that CHD7 mutant neurons (a mutation in a gene) were fully rescued after a running exercise.

Schizophrenia and autism share related genetic networks

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have identified gene networks affected in schizophrenia.

Mutations in humans can make bird flu a pandemic

A new research has suggested that it might be possible for human-to-human airborne transmissible avian H5N1 influenza viruses to evolve in nature.

Mutations in humans can make bird flu a pandemic

A new research has suggested that it might be possible for human-to-human airborne transmissible avian H5N1 influenza viruses to evolve in nature.

New breast cancer susceptibility gene identified

Mutations in a gene called XRCC2 may lead to increased breast cancer risk, according to a new study.

Experts warn about genetic tests

Medical experts warned consumers about genetic tests that purport to predict various diseases.

Experts warn about genetic tests

Medical experts warned consumers about genetic tests that purport to predict various diseases.

Study reveals how genetic mutations may cause diabetes 1

In a key breakthrough which may pave the way for more effective treatment for blood sugar, scientists have finally cracked the 40-year-old mystery of how certain genetic mutations lead to type 1 diabetes.

Study reveals how genetic mutations may cause diabetes 1

In a key breakthrough which may pave the way for more effective treatment for blood sugar, scientists have finally cracked the 40-year-old mystery of how certain genetic mutations lead to type 1 diabetes.

Mutations in single gene leads to many cancers

Specific mutations in an important gene, that normally protects the body against cancer, can itself cause a variety of cancers, according to a study.

Mutations in single gene leads to many cancers

Specific mutations in an important gene, that normally protects the body against cancer, can itself cause a variety of cancers, according to a study.