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Scientists Find "Master Switch" Gene for Obesity
Health & Wellness  (tags: obesity, Health, Fitness, Gene, Science )

- 2594 days ago -
Scientists have found that a gene linked to diabetes and cholesterol is a "master switch" that controls other genes found in fat in the body, and say it should help in the search for treatments for obesity-related diseases.
1000 Genomes Project Maps 95% of All Gene Variations
Health & Wellness  (tags: Gene, variation, maping, DNA ttest, health )

- 2794 days ago -
Leaders of a global project to catalogue differences in human DNA say they have successfully mapped 95% of all variations.
Gene Linked to Depression 'Fixed' in Mice
Health & Wellness  (tags: Gene, depression, mice, health, study, medicine )

- 2801 days ago -
Gene therapy in mice appears to be able to "correct" a gene defect strongly linked to depression in people.
Early Menopause Gene Research Could Predict Problem
Health & Wellness  (tags: menopause, gene, women, conceive, genetics )

- 2803 days ago -
One in 20 women starts their menopause before the age of 46 - which can affect their chances of conceiving even a decade earlier.
Found, the Gene That Causes Short-Sight: Now Experts Say Condition Could Be Halted By Eye Drops
Health & Wellness  (tags: gene, short sight, eye, eye drops, people, vision )

- 2839 days ago -
A gene that causes shortsightedness has been pinpointed by British scientists, paving the way for eye drops that could make glasses history.Within just ten years, a drug that prevents short-sightedness or stops it in its tracks could be in widespread use.
Role of Key Genetic Catalyst for Human Diversity Discovered
Health & Wellness  (tags: Genetics, Catalyst, Human, Human Diversity, gene, people )

- 2845 days ago -
One of the key drivers of human evolution and diversity, accounting for changes that occur between different generations of people, is explained by new research published by Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys, who discovered DNA fingerprinting at the University
Stressed? It's All in the Genes: Researchers Discover Ability to Cope Is Down to Parents
Health & Wellness  (tags: Stress, health, research, science, gene )

- 2907 days ago -
Stressed out? Then blame your parents. Scientists have identified a gene that affects our ability to cope when the going gets tough.
Egg Screening Test 'Predicts Genetic Problems'
Health & Wellness  (tags: gene, egg, health, research )

- 2916 days ago -
A new egg screening technique, which doctors hope will boost the success rate of IVF, can predict genetic problems in 90% of cases, research shows.
Gene That Changes the Brain's Response to Stress Identified
Health & Wellness  (tags: Gene, stress, brain, health, wellness )

- 2993 days ago -
Stress can literally warp your brain, reshaping some brain structures that help cope with life's pressures. In the short term, the stress response can be helpful -- i.e., fight or flight --
Gene Regulation: Can We Stomach It? New Technique Fights Against Cause of Peptic UlcerDisease and Gastric Cancer
Health & Wellness  (tags: Gene, regulation, gastric, cancer )

- 3031 days ago -
A breakthrough in decoding gene regulation of Helicobacter pylori has been made by an international research team led by Jörg Vogel of the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin.
Minor Variations in One Gene May Be Associated With Endurance Running
Health & Wellness  (tags: Running, Gene, Variations, research, health, risks )

- 3042 days ago -
A few minor variations in one gene may make a difference in athletic endurance, according to a new study from Physiological Genomics.
Genes Rather Than Stress 'Makes Women's Hair Go Grey'
Health & Wellness  (tags: stress, diet, Grey hair, Lifestyle, Gene, Health )

- 3125 days ago -
A woman's genes are much more likely than lifestyle factors such as stress or diet to cause greying hair, a study suggests.
Gene Offers Bowel Cancer 'Shield'
Health & Wellness  (tags: Gene, Shield, disease, humans )

- 3131 days ago -
A gene known to shield the body from harmful chemicals may also protect against bowel cancer, a study suggests.
Institute of Cancer Research Finds Melanoma Gene Trigger - Britain
Health & Wellness  (tags: britain, uk, england, cancer, melanoma, skin cancer, gene, research, sun )

- 3362 days ago -
MOST melanoma skin cancers may be triggered by a gene mutation that causes cells to become cancerous after excessive exposure to the sun. The discovery could lead to better treatments for the most deadly form of skin cancer after scientists at Britain's
Leukaemia Cell Culprit Discovered - UK
Health & Wellness  (tags: uk, england, children, leukaemia, childhood, cell, gene, cancer )

- 3808 days ago -
A study of four-year-old twin girls has identified a rogue cell that is the root cause of childhood leukaemia. The finding could mean more specific and less intensive treatments for all children with the blood cancer. Both twins were found to have the

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