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Genetic Trait Linked to Alcoholism

Processing of the brain chemical serotonin may be key, study says THURSDAY, Nov. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Variations in the genetic makeup of alcoholics may affect how much they drink, a new study suggests. And the key might be the brain's control of serotonin, a mood-influencing neur...

Genetic Trait Could Predict Lung Cancer

But research is preliminary, scientists stress TUESDAY, Nov. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Canadian scientists may have discovered a genetic trait that could provide an early indication of which former smokers will develop lung cancer. The research, reported Tuesday at the American Associa...

Bayer CropScience, Mertec and M.S. Technologies to Co-Develop New Soybean Trait Products

Joint collaboration will bring alternative herbicide tolerant systems and more choice for farmers in weed management MONHEIM, Germany, Nov. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer CropScience AG, Mertec LLC and M.S. Technologies LLC announced today that they have entered into a longterm collabor...

Carnegie Mellon develops innovative method to detect genetic causes of complex diseases

...ome common genetic causes. If someone tests every gene variation with every trait one pair at a time, as is the case in classical methods, the number of test...oot causes of diseases such as cancer, diabetes and asthma one gene and one trait at a time," he said. "Rather, we need tools such as GFlasso so we can look ...

Researchers Discover the Tale Behind Short Dogs

...ealth. "We were surprised to find that just one retrogene inserted at one point during the evolution of a species could yield such a dramatic physical trait that has been conserved over time." Retrogenes occur when a transcription error in the creation of DNA code causes a functional, but imperfect dup...

Bayer CropScience and Monsanto Sign Cross Licensing Agreement on Herbicide Tolerance Traits in Rapeseed/Canola

... to Monsanto's Genuity(TM) Roundup Ready(R) canola trait and Bayer CropScience will grant Monsanto access to its LibertyLink(R) tolerance trait for use in canola. The agreement also includes spe... time." This global agreement between the two trait developers enhances the opportunity to bring new a...

Music Had Charms to Soothe Prehistoric Man

...ra and indicate that "early modern man" had more in common with today's humans than scientists realized. "This tells us that a quintessential human trait was in existence at that time," said Jeffrey Laitman, director of anatomy and functional morphology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City...

Genes May Raise Risk of Neuroblastoma in Kids

...EDNESDAY, June 17 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have identified a genetic trait that appears to boost the risk that a child will develop an often-fatal can... They found that a specific "copy number variation" -- a kind of genetic trait -- doubles the chances that a child will develop the cancer. A report on th...

'Life force' linked to body's ability to withstand stress

...ally in aging women, low levels of the personality trait extraversion may signal that blood levels of a key... in the early 1990s, extraversion is a personality trait with three parts: a tendency toward happy thoughts...er 4 percent to race/ethnicity. That a personality trait may contribute more to IL-6 levels than race/ethni...

Top 10 Most Unusual Dog and Cat Names of 2009

... mouth is closed, and Lunchbox the English bulldog has the stature of, well, a lunchbox. Whether a name reflected the appearance or quirky personality trait of the pet, each 'Wacky Pet Name' winner certainly earned or lived up to its clever name." For the full lists of 50 unusual dog and cat names, p...

Most common brain cancer may start in neural stem cells

...a potential therapy. Given the plasticity of these cancer-initiating cells, targeting a single signaling pathway may not be sufficient, says Zhu. This trait adds to the complexity of cancer therapy. ...

Most common brain cancer may originate in neural stem cells

...a potential therapy. Given the plasticity of these cancer-initiating cells, targeting a single signaling pathway may not be sufficient, says Zhu. This trait adds to the complexity of cancer therapy. ...

Orchid Cellmark Reports Improved First Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...mmigration and security authorities for DNA testing of individuals. In the agriculture field, the company provides DNA testing services for selective trait breeding. Orchid Cellmark's strong market positions in these areas reflect the company's accredited laboratories in the U.S. and U.K., its innovative...

Orchid Cellmark to Announce First Quarter 2009 Financial Results on May 7, 2009

...mmigration and security authorities for DNA testing of individuals. In the agriculture field, the company provides DNA testing services for selective trait breeding. Orchid Cellmark's strong market positions in these areas reflect the company's accredited laboratories in the U.S. and U.K., its innovative...

The Personal Genome Project Deploys Isilon IQ Storage to Transform Genomic Research

...le-out NAS to Store Public Database of Genomic and trait Data for up to 100,000 Volunteers SEATTLE, Ap...e. The PGP is using Isilon IQ to store genetic and trait data for up to 100,000 volunteers who agree to pub...ccessible database of integrated human genomic and trait data in order to bring the benefits of personal ge...

Outgoing Nature Could Get You to 100

...sm, the study found. Perls said that translates into an ability to manage stress very well. Women in the study also scored high in agreeableness, a trait that might pave the way for friendships, Perls said. The men in the study were no higher in agreeableness than normal, and men and women scored averag...

The World's First Complete Intimacy Kit for Safe and Clean Sex

... woman will show that they care about their partners well being and that they're a "health and safety first" kind of guy. A very attractive trait and something any woman will always remember about you "Heck, you have four condoms; why let them go to waste?" says Robert Pacin. For a...

Maternal personality affects child's eating habits

... to new experiences, in addition to negative affectivity. It can also be interesting to look even closer at the process between a mother's personality trait and the child's diet that causes children of mothers with high negative affectivity to have a poor diet," says Ystrm. In an earlier study, Ystrm a...

New strategy developed to diagnose melanoma

...rotein activity from the top to the bottom of the tissue was strikingly different between the benign and the malignant tissue, providing an additional trait valuable for diagnosis." Although some of the genes and their proteins were stronger indicators than others, the research team found that the co...

Orchid Cellmark Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008 Financial Results

...mmigration and security authorities for DNA testing of individuals. In the agriculture field, the company provides DNA testing services for selective trait breeding. Orchid Cellmark's strong market positions in these areas reflect the company's accredited laboratories in the U.S. and U.K., its innovative...

Orchid Cellmark to Announce Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2008 Financial Results on March 16, 2009

...mmigration and security authorities for DNA testing of individuals. In the agriculture field, the company provides DNA testing services for selective trait breeding. Orchid Cellmark's strong market positions in these areas reflect the company's accredited laboratories in the U.S. and U.K., its innovative...

Supportive co-parenting may reduce some child behavior problems

...l control is an aspect of temperament, and is influenced by genetics, although early environment also seems to play a role, Schoppe-Sullivan said. The trait is generally stable over time, meaning that children who have trouble controlling their attention and behavior in early childhood tend to still have t...

'Dark cells' of living retina imaged for the first time

...s laboratory, and Bill Merigan, professor of Ophthalmology, Visual Science, and Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Rochester, exploit a trait of the toxic chemicals the RPE were collecting from the photoreceptors. "These nasty chemicals fluorescethey glow just a little under the right cond...

Farmers' Trans Fat Solution Efforts Preserve $700 Million Market

...input on solutions that would meet their needs. A platform called QUALISOY(TM) emerged to accelerate the development and commercialization of enhanced trait soybeans in the research pipeline. As a result, food companies today can use low-linolenic soybean oil in light frying, sauces, roll...

Pediatric Hodgkin's disease survivors face increased breast cancer risk

... radiation treatment such as biologic predisposition to cancer could be at play in the observed rates of cancer development, the researchers said. A trait responsible for the development of breast cancer could also be responsible for Hodgkin's disease development in the first place. ...

Genetic interactions are the key to understanding complex traits

...n: Is it possible to tease apart a complex genetic trait to reveal the precise genetic variations that have...n explains. "If we can't dissect a complex genetic trait that occurs naturally in yeast and show how multip...n a biological process. Our hope is that a complex trait is put together in yeast in a similar way as it is...

People are more suggestible under laughing gas

...ould be further enhanced with laughing gas. The UCL study set out to establish whether laughing gas does indeed boost imaginative suggestibility a trait closely related to hypnotic suggestibility - and imagery vividness. Thirty participants took part in two sessions where they were given a mask from w...

Senior Living Provider Invites Residents to Dream. Dare. Discover!

...dale Senior Living. "The Blue Zones project found that a sense of purpose -- something that makes people get out of bed in the morning -- was a common trait in the longest living people in the world." "Brookdale's Celebrations theme for 2009 encourages residents to dream, explore, and discover -- acti...

Researchers Report Progress in Fight Against Fat

...id study co-author Dr. Umut Ozcan, assistant professor at Harvard Medical School. In the other study, researchers gained new insight into a genetic trait that's linked to leanness in skinnier people but seems to make the obese pack on extra weight. Both studies were published in the Jan. 7 issue of t...

Gene May Make Kids Crave Junk Food

...n kids with the gene change and those without it. "What [this study] effectively shows is that people with the relevant variants on the gene have a trait which may lead them to eat more unhealthy, fattening foods," study senior author Colin Palmer, chairman of pharmacogenomics in the Biomedical Research...

Dogs Get Petty About Treats

...cial in the evolution of cooperation. According to the study authors, from the University of Vienna in Austria, it had once been believed that this trait belonged only to humans. But previous studies have suggested capuchin monkeys and chimpanzees also express resentful behavior when there's not equa...

Cellular senescence a double-edged sword

...agonistic pleiotropy." This theory holds that natural selection can favor a trait that contributes to early life fitness even if that trait is harmful in older individuals. "The dynamic we have shown between the...

Creating Brand Advocates by Delivering the Superior Total Customer Experience

...m the Front Lines" at http://www3.best-in-class.com/gr183.htm . Defining and delivering the superior customer experience is a differentiable trait of successful executives and profitable companies. They listen to, engage and align with external and internal customers to strengthen relationships t...

Gene Mutation in Dalmatians Sheds Light on Kidney Stones in Humans

...to select more distinctive spotting patterns," study author Danika Bannasch, a veterinary geneticist, said in a PLoS Genetics news release. "This trait can now be removed from the breed by crossing Dalmatians with the normal offspring of the original Dalmatian-pointer breeding that occurred in the ear...

TIME Magazine Names 23andMe's Personal Genome Service 2008 Invention of the Year

...uncements of new research collaborations, the development of communities around specific health conditions, and the addition of several new health and trait reports. Joining the 23andMe Community To learn more and embark on your own personal genetics journey , please visit: www.23andme.com . ...

Orchid Cellmark Reports Third Quarter 2008 Financial Results

...immigration and security authorities for DNA testing of individuals. In the agriculture field, the company provides DNA testing services for selective trait breeding. Orchid Cellmark's strong market positions in these areas reflect the company's accredited laboratories in the U.S. and U.K., its innovative ...

The Lanier Law Firm Announces Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Rice University, Former Coach, NCAA, Others in Student's Sickle-Cell Death

... who use nutritional supplements and also have the trait for sickle-cell disease. The sickle cell trait is found in one in 12 African Americans and can be...they would have seen that Dale had the sickle cell trait and that he should have never been given a creatin...

FDA Proposes Regulations for Genetically Engineered Animals

...ing in animals refers to the use of what scientists call recombinant DNA techniques to introduce new characteristics or traits, often adding a genetic trait from one animal to another. Proponents say the practice will lead to animals that can grow faster, produce healthier foods such as heart-healthy eg...

Healthy people and enhancement drugs

...search, people's willingness to take a pill or drug depends on whether the trait the drug promises to enhance is one they consider fundamental. Authors J...rs determined that people do not feel comfortable using a pill to enhance a trait they believe to be fundamental to their identity. But less-fundamental trai...

Chest Journal: August news briefs

... PEOPLE WHO ARE OBESE MAY CARRY ASTHMA trait A new study suggests that people who are obese with asthma may carry a specific trait or phenotype that causes them to have poorer asthma control than people who...
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