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Scientists identify gene that helps treat cancer

Canberra : The gene that strengthens the human immunity system has been identified by Australian scientists, it was revealed on Monday. The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)identified the gene that plays a critical role in regulating the body’s immune response to infection including cancer and diabetes. The gene has existed for 500 million […]

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Gene to combat Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s identified

New York :  Scientists have identified a gene that can help prevent the development of neurological disorders like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. According to the researchers, faulty proteins are formed during failed biologically controlled “proofreading” during information transfer from gene to protein. These faulty proteins can have harmful deposits or aggregates which may cause such […]

This gene helps grow blood vessels

Toronto : A new gene that helps grow blood vessels when it senses inadequate blood flow to tissues has been identified, an advance that can help improve treatments for heart diseases and stroke. STEEL (for spliced-transcript endothelial-enriched lncRNA), was one of the genes in a newly described group of genes called long non-coding RNAs, or […]

15 new genes determining our face shape identified

London : A team of scientists have identified 15 new genes that control the shape of our face. Previously, scientists had focused on specific facial features, like the distance between a person’s eyes or the width of their mouth, and then identified genes corresponding to the feature. While the technique was effective, the results were […]