Tag Archives: DNA

Environment, Not ‘Bad luck’, Mainly to Blame for Cancer: Study

Environment, Not ‘Bad luck’, Mainly to Blame for Cancer: Study

  Paris, France – Environmental factors such as sunshine and tobacco smoke cause more cancers than random DNA mutations, researchers have affirmed – contesting another team’s conclusions that “bad luck” was ...

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Revamped DNA Analysis Kit gets US Nod

Revamped DNA Analysis Kit gets US Nod

  San Francisco, United States – Two years after personal genetics startup 23andMe was ordered by US authorities to stop selling its DNA test kits, a revamped product has gained market ...

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Protein May Yield Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer

Protein May Yield Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer

  Paris, France – Scientists said Wednesday they had identified a marker in blood for pancreatic cancer, raising hopes for a test that would allow earlier diagnosis of this deadly disease. A ...

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Study Claims Stem Cell Advance for Mitochondrial Disease

Study Claims Stem Cell Advance for Mitochondrial Disease

  Paris, France – Scientists said Wednesday they had taken a key step towards stem cell therapy for rare mitochondrial disorders, passed on from mother to child. They “corrected” harmful mitochondria ...

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Vitamin B3 Reduces Risk of Skin Cancer: Study

Vitamin B3 Reduces Risk of Skin Cancer: Study

  Miami, United States – A certain type of vitamin B3 may help reduce the risk of non-melanoma skin cancers by 23 percent, according to research released Wednesday ahead of a major US ...

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DNA Blood Test is Accurate for Detecting Down Syndrome

DNA Blood Test is Accurate for Detecting Down Syndrome

  Miami, United States – A blood test for pregnant mothers that detects an unborn child’s DNA is better than standard tests at detecting Down syndrome, and returns fewer false positives, US researchers said ...

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UV Exposure Keeps Damaging Skin After Sunset: Study

UV Exposure Keeps Damaging Skin After Sunset: Study

  Washington, United States – Significant ultraviolet radiation damage to skin can still occur hours after its exposure to sunlight, scientific researches have determined. Exposure to sunlight or tanning lamps can damage DNA ...

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Widest Gene Study Shows Complex Scale of Obesity

Widest Gene Study Shows Complex Scale of Obesity

  Paris, France – The largest-ever DNA probe into obesity has thrown up scores of clues for the inherited factors behind a worsening health problem, researchers said on Wednesday. Investigators said they ...

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Gene Mutation may not be Exclusive to One Psychiatric Disorder

Gene Mutation may not be Exclusive to One Psychiatric Disorder

  A recent study has shown that five distinct psychiatric disorders – namely autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), schizophrenia, major depression and bipolar disorder – share the same genetic ...

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