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Bobbi Kristina Almost Dead? Life Support Removed, say Reports

Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown is reportedly out of life support system at a Georgia Hospice where she was shifted on June 24 during her final days, said reports. One unconfirmed report said she was flown to Chicago before a last chance before taking her to the hospice. Kristina, 22, was found unconscious in a bathtub with ...

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Gene Behind Mental Illness in Women Identified, Potential for Early Treatment Likely

Mental illness in women is characterized by a specific gene that interacts with the X chromosome, found researchers paving the way for future potential research to treat psychiatric patients, whose number is on the rise owing to new isolated lifestyle. The gene identified as XIST inactivates one of the two X chromosome copies cells meant for storing genetic material, leading ...

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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) grow, shedding new light on one of the most deadly forms of the disease. “Disruption of this key gene sets up a pathway of changes in cells in the mouth ...

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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 huge breast cancer databases. They found that the reduced activity of autophagy gene beclin 1 was directly linked to a higher incidence of triple-negative breast cancer and a poorer prognosis ...

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Schizophrenia is not 1 but 8 different types: New study

In a key finding, researchers have found that brain disorder schizophrenia has eight different types and not a single type, as earlier thought. Schizophrenia consists of a group made up of eight genetically different types of diseases, each of which presents its own set of symptoms, said researchers. It was believed that almost 80 percent of the risk of suffering ...

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Uber cab driver’s rape charge trial to begin from Jan 15

A Delhi court on Tuesday framed rape and other charges against a Uber cab driver accused of sexually assaulting a woman executive in New Delhi on Dec 5 amid high drama as he refused to sign the order. Later, the accused pleaded not guilty and sought trial in the case. Additional Sessions Judge Kaveri Baweja framed charges under sections 376(2)(m) (while ...

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Tumour Causing Cells MDSC Identified

How the white blood cells cause tumours? This was an imminent probe for long and some scientists have identified the cells  which are behind the cancerous growth of tumours by suppressing the disease-fighting immune system in the body. The results mark a turning point in cancer immunology and provide the foundation for developing more effective therapies and was known earlier that ...

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60 Malaria-Transmitting Mosquito Species Identified

A genetic study has revealed that not every mosquito but only 60 species of mosquitoes have evolved to better spreading malaria parasite out of 450 different species. These are genetically better at transmitting malaria than even some of their close cousins, the study said. The study may advance understanding about the biological differences between mosquitoes that transmit malaria, and ultimately, ...

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Gut Bacteria Helps Reduce Body Weight: Study

While obesity is both inherited and imbibed over period, scientists have found that apart from our genetic makeup, it is the gut bateria or good bacteria inside the stomach that influences and reduces obesity. Researchers at King’s College London and Cornell University have identified a little known bacterial family that is highly heritable and more common in individuals with low ...

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