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Humour inherited

...our upbringing say UK biologists. Most personality traits such as being introverted or extroverted are belie...things. "It's a surprise because most personality traits have genetic components," says Spector. "This implies that there's a lot of cultural influence on hu...

Women with diabetes could benefit from HRT

...d fasting glucose" - a condition with some similar traits to diabetes but not severe enough to be called diabetes. The women were given either estrogen and progestin HRT, or a dummy pill, and followed up for four years. It was found that in the dummy pill group, there were 98 new diagnoses of diabetes while...

Liver diseases: The enemy with an accomplice

...ing a detailed research to extend the study of the traits of the virus....

Rat joins list of cloned animals

...e inbred or genetically engineered to have certain traits -- such as a weak immune system, or a tendency to cancer. So-called knock-out mice and rats lack certain, specific genes and are useful for finding out what an unknown gene does. Cloning such animals will guarantee they are genetically identical ...

Anger Hard on the Heart

... professionals need to understand that personality traits may be detrimental to the health of some individuals....

Vitamin B12 Supplements Found To Improve Memory

...rst study to look at the combined effect of inborn traits and environmental factors on memory. The predisposition to Alzheimer's is found in a version of the APOE gene. Fifteen percent of the population are carriers of this genotype and have, on average, a smaller brain area associated with memory. Researc...

Individuals With Metabolic Syndrome At Risk of Dying From Heart Disease

... study shows individuals who have // three or more traits of metabolic syndrome have a 3.5-times higher risk of dying from a heart problem. Metabolic syndrome is a group of metabolic risk factors including excessive fat tissue in and around the abdomen, blood-fat disorders, insulin resistance or glucose in...

Effect of estrogen on behavior difference between sexes

...sponsible of defeminization or removal of feminine traits from man. This starts acting even before the birth of the individual. This process seems to be the main neurological factor that distinguishes the male from the female. Only estrogen and estrogen receptor affect the male fetus as the females are expo...

Personality profiles of gamblers and substance abusers are similar

...Researchers have been able to identify personality traits of problem gambling behavior in people and have found marked semblance with those of substance abusers. Researchers in their research have pointed out that people who seek help for their problem gambling behavior may not represent the entire gamut of...

SNUPPY – Woo Suk Hwang reveals World’s first dog cloe

...ay be possible to learn about the genetic basis of traits by studying cells in a dish rather than in the dogs themselves,” he says. But despite Schatten’s warning, many people are likely to immediately look to the possibility of cloning beloved pets. “I am sure that some people will think that it is worth ...

Palmist Claims to Diagnose Ailments Looking At Your Palm

...al indicators for Mohanan to identify the physical traits of an individual. Those with a weak heart and those under the influence of drugs can be easily identified. Around 20 diseases can be easily read through the mounts and lines. "Currently I have asked doctors in a few medical colleges to give a cop...

Embryonic Genetic Testing Is Boosting IVF Pregnancies

...of Bankier could not see it being used to test for traits such as intelligence, sporting prowess or a person's height. Couples who are at risk of passing on a genetic disease to their child can use PGD to select a healthy, disease-free embryo to be implanted through IVF. "Couples who know because of th...

Co-infection of Two genetic diseases makes them susceptible to malaria

...nce in Yaoundé, Cameroon. "We've looked at these traits individually and we expected that if people had bo...rs eager to find and understand more about genetic traits that confer protection against malaria, the study--recently published in Nature Genetics--shows how ...

Young Children Might Be Harboring Mental Health Problems

...re cautiously designed to spot telltale behavioral traits commonly associated with different kinds of mental illness and disability. The researchers found that about 17 % met standard criteria for having a mental disorder. Many of the children were found to have an array of problems, often displaying sym...

Study supports century-old cancer theory

....// 'Cancer cells exhibit a remarkable number of traits normally attributed to white blood cells known as macrophages, including the ability to migrate to lymph nodes and distant organs and to form a new blood supply,' said lead author John Pawelek in Yale`s school of medicine. 'Our data indicate they do ...

Human neurons grown in the brains of mice

...igrated throughout the mouse brain and took on the traits of their mouse-cell neighbors. The results present direct evidence that primitive human stem cells can be cultured in the lab, be injected into an animal, and then develop into the type of cell desired. The report appears in this week's Proceeding...

Bad professional behavior dates back to medical school

...Medical College in Philadelphia. Together, these traits turned out to be a much stronger predictor of future disciplinary action than more traditional measures such as test scores and grades. The study is part of a larger movement within the field of medicine to retool itself for a world where "I don't ...

Genes Affect Drinking Behavior Of Smokers

...estionnaire was made use of to seek out behavioral traits which were alcohol-related. The genetic variations of each participant in the study were analyzed by DNA tests. The linkage analysis was applied for the research to locate chromosomes and DNA sequences which are inherited from parents. Human chara...

Hh Signaling May Play Role In Fat Formation

...d lipodystrophy, according to the research. Common traits which are connected with aging may also be explained through the research. As a person ages, he gains weight while his bones become thinner, and this trend may be prevented or reversed with new drugs which stimulate the pathway, contributing towards ...

Adventure Enthusiasts, Risk Takers and Those Living on the Edge, Good News Coming Your Way

...ns that sought to throw light on their personality traits and behavior also including preferences on beverage and habits. The findings of the study revealed that patients with Parkinson’s had low scores in risk taking behavior parameter and in those associated with sensation and feelings. Anxiety and depre...

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