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Study claims genetic switches can increase lifespan

Recently discovered genetic switches that increase lifespan and boost fitness in worms are now being linked to increased lifespan in mammals and are offering hope that drugs to flip these switches could improve human metabolic function.

May 04, 2016, 00:47 AM IST

Why stress can be more distressing for some people revealed

A new study has found why some people take stress in stride while others face a more devastating effect.

Sep 03, 2014, 15:24 PM IST

Why obesity runs in families

That parental obesity affects the likelihood of children to over-eat and develop obesity is known, but researchers have now identified the genetic link behind the mechanism.

Sep 03, 2014, 15:06 PM IST

Indian Scientist uses new approach to find `hidden` genetic causes of brain disorders

Indian scientist Dr. Saumya Jamuar recently used a novel technique called "targeted high-coverage sequencing" in order to discover hidden genetic causes of brain disorders.

Aug 23, 2014, 13:13 PM IST

Genetic cause behind rare type of ovarian cancer revealed

Researchers have uncovered the reason behind rare type of ovarian cancer that most often strikes girls and young women.

Mar 24, 2014, 12:25 PM IST

Being a Kapoor, acting is genetic, says Kareena Kapoor

When Kareena Kapoor says that acting is in her genes, the actress, who represents the fourth generation of her family, is absolutely right as the Kapoor family enjoys about an 85-year long association with arclight, greasepaint and camera.

May 09, 2013, 19:26 PM IST

Eating disorders `may be genetic`

In a new study, researchers have uncovered fresh evidence of a genetic predisposition to eating disorders that is passed on from mothers to daughters.

Aug 26, 2012, 18:25 PM IST

Childhood adversity ‘may lead to changes in genetics’

Researchers that childhood adversity may cause epigenetic changes in the human glucocorticoid receptor gene.

Feb 28, 2012, 21:29 PM IST

Kids` leukemia risk tied to dads` smoking

Children whose fathers smoked have at least a 15% higher risk of developing the most common form of childhood cancer.

Dec 15, 2011, 09:38 AM IST

Genetic link to suicidal behaviour confirmed

A new study has found evidence that a specific gene is linked to suicidal behaviour.

Oct 08, 2011, 14:35 PM IST

Genetic link to rare heart failure

The disease, peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM), weakens a woman’s heart so that it no longer pumps blood efficiently. The cause of PPCM has been unknown.

Jun 22, 2011, 12:13 PM IST

Genetic link to rare heart failure

The disease, peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM), weakens a woman’s heart so that it no longer pumps blood efficiently. The cause of PPCM has been unknown.

Jun 22, 2011, 00:00 AM IST

Genetic defects may predict sudden cardiac death risk

Scientists for the first time has unravelled how genetic defects can help predict the risk of sudden cardiac death in individuals.

May 11, 2011, 17:51 PM IST

Genetic defects may predict sudden cardiac death risk

Scientists for the first time has unravelled how genetic defects can help predict the risk of sudden cardiac death in individuals.

May 11, 2011, 00:00 AM IST

An extra cup of coffee won’t increase BP risk

People with a different genetic background may react to coffee differently.

Apr 23, 2011, 13:43 PM IST

An extra cup of coffee won’t increase BP risk

People with a different genetic background may react to coffee differently.

Apr 23, 2011, 00:00 AM IST

Genetic change helps lung tumour spread

Scientists have identified a genetic change that makes lung tumours more likely to spread to other parts of the body.

Apr 08, 2011, 15:34 PM IST

Genetic change helps lung tumour spread

Scientists have identified a genetic change that makes lung tumours more likely to spread to other parts of the body.

Apr 08, 2011, 00:00 AM IST

Scientists identify genetic link to suicide attempts

A new study suggests that genetic risk factors may influence the decision to attempt suicide.

Mar 29, 2011, 17:48 PM IST

Scientists identify genetic link to suicide attempts

A new study suggests that genetic risk factors may influence the decision to attempt suicide.

Mar 29, 2011, 00:00 AM IST

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