Age is not just a number for dogs
The new way to calculate it doesn’t really help mathematically challenged humans.
Perfect scientific alibi undone by science
The discovery that their genes make some people late risers yields the perfect excuse.
How binge-drinking may have lasting & adverse effects on your brain's wiring
It may increase the risk of psychological problems and alcohol u...
Mapping genome offers better clues about health risks
In technical jargon, the interplay between nature (inherited genes) and nurture (lifestyle) is included in the subject of epigenetics.
SPV Foundation posts Rs 3 cr grant for bioscience research; TIFR scientist Vidita Vaidya bags research grant
Vidita’s Neurobiology lab at TIFR currently studies the molecular, epigenetic and cellular changes that contribute to persistent alterations in human behaviour. It also focusses on molecular and cellular adaptations that arise from sustained antidepressant treatment.
Alcoholic fatty liver disease does more harm than you know, may up cancer risk
The condition sometimes leads to hard-to-treat liver cancer.
This common condiment used in Indian cuisine can help prevent stomach cancer
The yellow powder derived from the roots of the turmeric plant have therapeutic effects.
Attention, ladies! Having too many children can make you age faster
Multiple pregnancies can make women's cells age more quickly, according to a study.
US scientists reverse signs of ageing in mice
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) US researchers have successfully reversed the hallmarks of ageing in mice using a technique called cellular reprogramming.
Biomarkers of cognitive impairment found in HIV patients: Study
New York, Sep 25 (IANS) Using reliable biomarkers, researchers have found a unique epigenetic footprint which offers them insight into how cognitive impairment in people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) develops, finds a study.
New blood test with help from AI can detect cancer much before symptoms appear
Scientists used machine learning to identify presence of cancer-derived DNA within blood samples.
You are what your mothers & grandmothers ate
Evidence that poor maternal nutrition can have inheritable consequences had come long ago. Children born to mothers during famines had higher incidence of diabetes and heart disease.
Dog's epigenome gives clues to human cancer
Researchers have characterised the dog's epigenome and transferred the results to human cancer to understand the changes in appearance of tumours.
Potential biomarker for pre-diabetes discovered
Researchers have identified a biomarker in pre-diabetic individuals that could help prevent them from developing Type 2 diabetes.
Modified CRISPR technique treats diseases without cutting DNA
New York, Dec 8 (IANS) In what could remove a major hurdle to using gene editing technologies to treat human diseases, scientists have created a new version of the CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing technology that allows them to activate genes and treat diseases without creating breaks in the DNA.
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