How mosquitoes transmit malaria in genes revealed

A new study has revealed that mosquito species, Anopheles genus, the sole carriers of human malaria, transmit the disease in genes.

Genes may make you prone to antisocial behavior

A new study has revealed that both positive and negative experiences influence how genetic variants affect the brain and thereby behavior.

Discovery of stem cell gene switch brings regenerative medicine closer to reality

Scientists have discovered an on off switch for directing when a particular gene can perform its prescribed function.

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.

Scientists discover 'power source' of cancer

A new study has revealed that a similar protein complex and its subunit which is now believed to be a cancer-causing gene that impacts activity of another gene that's tied to tumour growth.

Himachal to set up thalassemia screening centres

 Himachal Pradesh will soon have screening centres to estimate the prevalence of beta thalassemia trait among people, a health official said Sunday.

Flawed gene may curb heart attack risk by half

Rare mutations that shut down a single gene called NPC1L1 are linked to lower cholesterol levels and a 50 percent reduction in the risk of heart attack, says an Indian-origin cardiologist.

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).

Gene test may identify kidney transplant rejection: Study

US researchers have said they have developed a potential gene test for identifying acute rejection in kidney transplant patients, a finding that could eventually replace the need for biopsies.

Gene behind sweating disorder detected

Mutation of a single gene blocks sweat production leading to an increased risk of hyperthermia, also known as heatstroke, said a study.

Depression and ageing linked to single gene

A group of researchers from Germany and the US has found that both ageing and depression are associated with changes in a single gene.

Effects of high-risk Parkinson's mutation are reversible

Researchers have found a new way to target and reverse the effects caused by one of the most common genetic causes of Parkinson's disease.

Gene activities can be modulated: Deepak Chopra

The next time someone attributes high blood pressure or diabetes to family history, think again! Are genes really responsible for ailments? Perhaps, no according to physician author Deepak Chopra.

Gene associated with fasting glucose levels identified

Providing a fresh ray of hope for diabetic patients, scientists have identified a new gene associated with fasting glucose and insulin levels in rats, mice and in humans.

Gene variant that reduces 'bad' lipids identified

Scientists have identified a rare genetic variant that dramatically reduces levels of certain types of lipids in the blood which is associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease.

Urinary marker for diabetes identified

In what could lead to improved diagnosis and treatment of type 2 diabetes, researchers have identified a urinary marker that can lead to easy detection of diabetes.

Why domestication makes animals tamer

Domestication primarily involves small changes in many genes controlling the development of the brain and the nervous system, leading to behavioural changes in animals, showed a study that looked into rabbit domestication.

New tool to detect gene mutations

Researchers have devised a way to analyse genome sequences in what could help physicians map the risk of various afflictions, including cancer and autism.

Gene key to blood vessel formation discovered

In what could add to our knowledge of how early life develops and also lead to better treatment of heart diseases and cancer, scientists have discovered a gene that plays a vital role in blood vessel formation.

Useful blood gene variants spread in humans worldwide

Two beneficial variants of a gene controlling red blood cells development have spread from Africa into nearly all human populations across the globe, a study reveals.