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Dolphin genes may hold key to treating stroke, kidney failure

Dolphin genes may hold key to treating stroke, kidney failure

Comparing the proteins of humans and these other mammals is already providing researchers with a wealth of new information about how the human body works.

Neanderthals genes behind schizophrenia: Study

Neanderthals genes behind schizophrenia: Study

Previous studies have found correlations between Neanderthal genes and traits such as fat metabolism, depression and lupus risk.

Beware: The reason for your child's obesity could be you!

Beware: The reason for your child's obesity could be you!

For the thinnest child their BMI is 10 per cent due to their mother and 10 per cent due to their father, whereas, for the fattest child this transmission is closer to 30 per cent due to each parent.

The secret to prevent Parkinson's disease is in our genes!

The secret to prevent Parkinson's disease is in our genes!

By discovering the gene networks that orchestrate this process, researchers have singled out new therapeutic targets that could prevent neuron loss.

Inherited genes may cause more cancer than previously thought

Inherited genes may cause more cancer than previously thought

 The study was coordinated by the Veronese multi centre team of Arc-Net, led by Professor Aldo Scarpa, which brought together pancreatic cancer expertise from around the world.

More than 200 baldness-linked genetic markers identified

More than 200 baldness-linked genetic markers identified

The researchers created a formula to try and predict the chance that a person will go bald, based on the presence or absence of certain genetic markers.

A 30-minute treadmill workout can remodel your heart tissues

A 30-minute treadmill workout can remodel your heart tissues

 Hitting treadmill for 30 minutes can remodel your heart tissues as expression of genes used to repair damaged DNA increased in response to endurance exercise, after a single session.

Gene alteration can contribute to ovarian, breast cancer, says study

Gene alteration can contribute to ovarian, breast cancer, says study

The study gene, known as EMSY, has some of the same functions as BRCA1 and BRCA2, which are known to protect against breast and ovarian cancer when normal.

Novel method to fix genes in living organisms

Novel method to fix genes in living organisms

A novel gene-editing method has been found to partially restore sight in rats bred with a hereditary condition called retinitis pigmentosa -- a condition that causes blindness in humans.

New gene therapy might restore partial hearing: Study

New gene therapy might restore partial hearing: Study

The new model overcomes a long-standing barrier to accessing hair cells, the delicate sensors in the inner ear that capture sound and head movement and convert them to neural signals for hearing and balance.

Traveling in space may cause genetic alterations: NASA

Traveling in space may cause genetic alterations: NASA

The study involved astronaut Scott Kelly, who spent a year in space and his identical twin Mark who stayed on Earth.

How genes, birthplace shape your gut microbes

How genes, birthplace shape your gut microbes

Researchers linked specific genes in an animal - in this case, a mouse - to the presence and abundance of specific microbes in its gut.

Genes may be behind your 'salty tooth': Study

Genes may be behind your 'salty tooth': Study

Genetic factors that influence taste are not necessarily obvious to people, but they can impact heart health by influencing the foods they select.

Poor tolerance to shift work linked to genes, says study

Poor tolerance to shift work linked to genes, says study

Scientists have identified genetic factors that influence our tolerance to shift work, an advance that may explain why some people can not handle constant disruptions to their daily rhythm.

Unique characteristics of autism genes may help early diagnosis

Researchers have discovered in a new study the unique characteristics of genes associated with autism that may help them distinguish from genes of other diseases, as well as help in early diagnosis.

Genes behind gum disease identified

US researchers have identified 41 genes that may cause gum disease, paving the way for developing compounds that can be used in targeted treatment of severe periodontitis before loss of teeth and supportive bone occurs.

This epigenetic clock can predict life expectancy!

A new international study suggests that some people have died very young, even after leading a healthy lifestyle, indicating that life expectancy is dependent on their genes.

Genes behind social ability of dogs identified

Genes behind social ability of dogs identified

The dog is the oldest domesticated animal and during thousands of years it has adapted to a life among humans. 

Your genes may not be a barrier to weight loss

Do not blame your genes for not being able to reduce that ever-burgeoning waistline. While your genes can increase the risk of obesity, they do not hamper weight-loss, researchers have found.

Genes effects may cause congenital heart defects: Study

Congenital heart defect (CHD) is a problem in the structure of the heart that is present at birth and are a leading cause of birth defect-related deaths.