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Genes, not beer, lead to ‘beer belly’

Melbourne, July 6 (ANI): It’s not the beer, but your genes, that cause that ‘not so loved’ ‘beer belly’, according to British scientists. In a study of thousands of beer drinkers, it was discovered that although regular drinkers had a ... Read More »

Genes that influence the onset of menstruation identified

Washington, May 30 (ANI): An international team of researchers have identified genes that influence the start of menstruation, a milestone of female reproductive health that has lifelong influences on overall health. The team includes two scientists at the Institute for ... Read More »

Being careful about the future is in our genes

Washington, May 28 (ANI): Humans are genetically programmed to care about the long-term future, say researchers. Lead researcher Dr Peter Sozou, of the University of Warwick’s Medical School and the London School of Economics and Political Science, revealed that individuals ... Read More »

Genes behind ageing process identified

London, May 26 (ANI): British scientists have identified genes that control the ageing process. The finding could lead to new drugs to prevent illnesses from heart disease to Alzheimer’s.   In the laboratory, researchers have found that mutations could extend ... Read More »

Old genes can learn new tricks

Washington, May 12 (ANI): Indiana University Bloomington researchers have challenged the age-old belief among evolutionary biologists that fundamental genes do not acquire new functions, reporting that two ancient genes were “co-opted” to help build a new trait in beetles — ... Read More »

Soon, genetic test to identify pregnancy risks

Washington, May 12 (ANI): A team of Australian scientists is developing a genetic test to identify pregnancies at risk of complications before symptoms arise.   The research team, led by Associate Professor Claire Roberts, Senior Research Fellow in the University ... Read More »

Scientists identify eight genes linked with hypertension

London, May 11 (ANI): Scientists from Massachusetts General Hospital claim that they have identified eight genetic variants associated with hypertension. The research team, as a part of Global Blood Pressure Genetics (Global BPgen) study group, analysed the genome of 130,000 ... Read More »