Aggressive breast cancer 'switch' identified

Australian researchers have identified a gene that drives an aggressive form of breast cancer, and they hope to find a way to "switch it off".

Scientists find new gene linked to body shape

Scientists have found a new gene linked to body fat distribution in research that may help explain why you have an apple or pear shape.

Natural protection against Alzheimer's found

Researchers have identified a gene variant that may be used to predict people most likely to respond to an investigational therapy under development for Alzheimer's disease (AD).

Drug for treating obesity may also fight anxiety

 Scientists have suggested that a drug that treats obesity by controlling appetite, could also help combat anxiety disorders.

Gene linked to anxiety, schizophrenia identified

Scientists have identified a novel gene linked to anxiety and schizophrenia.

Growth hormone helps improve autism-linked disorder

A growth hormone can significantly improve the social impairment associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in patients with a related genetic syndrome, according a new study.

Gene may help reduce GM contamination

Researchers have identified a gene that can help reduce potential contamination of conventional crops by genetically modified crops.

Here's why super-agers' memories don't suffer usual ravages of time
Here's why super-agers' memories don't suffer usual ravages of time

A new study is beginning to reveal why the memories of SuperAgers, aged 80 and above who have distinctly different looking brains than those of normal older people, don't suffer the usual ravages of time.

Gene responsible for familial scoliosis identified

Researchers have identified for the first time a gene that causes idiopathic scoliosis, a type of spinal deformity.

New genes involved in long-term memory revealed

A new study has shed light on a genome and has revealed new genes that are involved in forming long-term memories.

Gene vital to central nervous system development found

Scientists have identified a gene that helps regulate how well nerves of the central nervous system are insulated.

New incurable eye disorder gene discovered

A team of researchers have discovered a new gene tied to an incurable eye disorder called retinitis pigmentosa.

8 percent of Indians, other South Asians carry heart failure causing mutated gene

A new study has revealed that up to 8 percent of Indians and other South Asians carry gene mutation that causes heart failure and potentially fatal heart attacks.

Scientists identify gene behind triple-negative breast cancer

Scientists have successfully identified the gene behind one of the most aggressive types of breast cancer, a breakthrough which could lead to new targeted treatments and a comprehensive "molecular understanding" of the deadly disease.

Salt tolerance gene in soybean identified

Researchers have identified a gene that could enable soybean increase its tolerance of soil salinity.

Gene decides why some kids turn into troubled adults

Researchers from North Carolina-based Duke University have identified a gene variant that may serve as a marker for children who are among society's most vulnerable.

Your birth year can influence obesity risk

People born before 1942 are less likely to be affected by a variant to a gene linked to obesity risk than those who are born after 1942. The effect is stronger in those born in later decades, finds a fascinating research.

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.