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Night Blindness Found in Dogs Too

Night blindness found humans is not confined to them alone but also dogs too can get affected with a form of night blindness, said researchers, which included an Indian-origin scientist. ...

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Scientists Alter Genes to Create ‘Super Mice’, Less Scared of Cat

A new study by British and Canadian scientists has shown that it is, indeed, possible as they created a “super clever mice” that is less scared of a cat, less ...

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Function of gene in the first week of birth can reveal schizophrenia

Ever wondered how a particular gene can determine if you’ll grow up to be schizophrenic or not? A new study by scientists from Cardiff University has shown that it is ...

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What’s in Parrot’s Tiny Brain That Makes Them Imitate Human Speech?

Parrots, which are close to humans in learning vocals and imitate sounds than any other species, a new study has found that parrot’s tiny brain is structured differently than the ...

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Key gene causing head, neck cancers found by Australian researchers

Australia-based Monash varsity researchers have made the first real breakthrough in half-a-century identifying the gene behind cancers of the head and neck and understanding how these develop squamous cell cancers (SCC) ...

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Brain ‘switch’ that stimulates appetite leading to obesity discovered

Researchers have discovered tiny genetic triggers in brain cells in hypothalamus region that can have a big influence on how the body regulates appetite or cause more weight. A protein ...

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More sex by partners is good for offsprings to live disease-free life: Study

New research shows that the more we have sex, the better it is for offsprings as they could inherit the genes and avoid bad genetic mutations leading to less chances ...

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Protein Behind Alcoholism, Alcohol-Induced Heart, Liver Damage Identified

If there is a drug that can contain craving for alcohol, it would be a hit overnight throughout the world. That is precisely what Iowa University researchers are trying to ...

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City Pollution Causes Short-Memory Loss, Lower IQ in Kids: Study

Children exposed to air pollution in cities tend suffer with short-term memory loss and lower IQ than the children who live in rural and less polluted surroundings, said a study. ...

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Breast Cancer: Gene Responsible for its Aggressive Form Identified

Scientists have identified a strong link between the most aggressive form of breast cancer and a gene that regulates autophagy or natural cellular recycling in the body, after analyzing two ...

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Gene linked to blindness discovered: report

After studying hereditary cause of eye-sight loss in a large Louisiana family over generations, scientists have revealed a new gene related to an incurable eye disorder called retinitis pigmentosa as ...

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8% of South Asians Carry Mutated Gene MYBPC3 That Causes Heart Failure: Study

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine in the US has conducted a study that shows that up to 8 percent of people from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and other South ...

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Diesel Exhaust Fumes May Harm Genes

A new study has found that exposure of air pollution caused by diesel exhaust fumes just for two hours can lead to fundamental health-related changes in the genes by switching ...

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Children of Parents with Past Suicidal Behaviour 5 Times Prone to Repeat it: Study

Adults who have attempted suicide leave a trail of it in their offsprings too, according to an empirical study of 701 children of 334 parents. The researchers children of 191 ...

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Malaria Drug Resistance in South East Asia: Cause Identified

Growing resistance to malaria drugs in Southeast Asia is caused by a single mutated gene inside the disease-causing Plasmodium falciparum parasite, a Columbia University-led study has found. The finding provides ...

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