How parrots can 'talk' like humans finally unveiled
How parrots can 'talk' like humans finally unveiled

 Researchers have uncovered key structural differences in the brains of parrots that may explain the birds' unparalleled ability to imitate sounds and human speech.

How brain regulates memory and mood

A research by an Indian-origin scientist has identified two types of stem cells that can help in solving the mystery surrounding how brain regulates diverse functions such as memory and mood.

Walnut diet may slow colon cancer growth

 A diet containing walnuts may lead to genetic changes that can slow growth of colorectal tumour, the third most common type of cancer worldwide, new animal study by Harvard Medical School has found.

Hormone-disrupting chemicals may cause fatty liver

Exposure to even low doses of hormone-disrupting chemicals called endocrine disruptors early in life may alter gene expression in liver and its function, a new study said.

Control genes with your thoughts

 Inspired by a brain game, researchers have developed a novel gene regulation method that enables thought-specific brain waves to control the process of conversion of genes into proteins (gene expression).

Earth`s gravity affects gene expression

The Earth`s gravity, or the lack of it, surely affects us in more ways than one, and some of them in unexpected manner - for instance the expression of genes.

Genes decide hierarchy in ants

Has it ever occurred to you as to what decides the division of labour and roles in an ant colony, known to be highly organised? The genes play this role, says research.

Meditation can change gene expression

Scientists have found the first evidence that mindfulness meditation can reduce levels of pro-inflammatory genes which can lead to faster physical recovery from a stressful situation.

Gene-expression-based biomarker can identify people at risk of breast cancer

Researchers have found that the breast cancer index (BCI) can accurately identify patients who continue to be at risk after five years of treatment with either tamoxifen or the aromatase inhibitor anastrozole.

Practicing yoga produces internal changes on genetic level

Yoga may be better than traditional exercise for strengthening the immune system and may also help change gene expression, a study has claimed.

Genes behind Parkinson’s disease identified

Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) investigators have conducted the first genome-wide evaluation of genetic variants associated with Parkinson’s disease (PD).

Changes in gene expression causes high BP in pregnancy

Researchers have discovered that changes in the gene expression of a key enzyme may contribute to high blood pressure and increase susceptibility to forming blood clots in pregnant women with preeclampsia.