Saturday 2 August 2014

Gene linking brain's grey matter to intelligence 'found'

Researchers have found a gene linking intelligence to the thickness of so-called "grey matter" in the brain, and say their discovery could help scientists understand how and why some people have learning difficulties. An


Scientists find how 'obesity gene' makes people fat

Scientists have unravelled how a gene long associated with obesity makes people fat by triggering increased hunger, opening up potential new ways to fight a growing global health problem. A common variation in the FTO gene affects


Gene likely behind asthma treatment failure

Genetic differences could explain why some 40 per cent of people with asthma do not respond to inhaled steroids used to achieve long-term asthma control, researchers said. US researchers have found that asthma patients who inherited two co


Gene disorder blamed for body odour

For some people with troublesome, unexplained body odour, an uncommon genetic disorder once known as "fish-odour syndrome" may be to blame, according to a study. The condition, known clinically as trimethylaminuria, is caused by emitting e


Superbugs found in Delhi drinking water

A gene that makes bugs highly resistant to almost all known antibiotics has been found in bacteria in water supplies in New Delhi used by local people for drinking, washing and cooking, scientists said on Thursday. The NDM 1 gene, which cr


Gene studies zero in on cancer risks

Scientists have found a region of DNA that can increase or decrease the high chance of breast cancer linked to a particular gene variant -- a finding that could help doctors keep a closer eye on women most at risk The findings were publish


Beirut meet highlights advances in healthcare

New breakthroughs in diabetic diagnosis, cardiology and gene therapy were highlighted at a recent healthcare symposium in Beirut. Beirut based Clemenceau Medical Center (CMC) affiliated with US-based Johns Hopkins Medicine International ho

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