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News tag: DNA


Genetic factors play a role in how attractive a person is to mosquitoes

23 Apr, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
The notion that smell attracts mosquitoes is all too familiar, but scientists wanted to determine whether genes have any role in this matter. "Human odor is known to be controlled, at least in part, by genetic factors, and it is possible that variation in our attractiveness to mosquitoes is also…


Plethora of genes contribute to obesity predisposition

12 Feb, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Scientists discovered that obesity is the result of 97 different DNA mutations placed all over the body, including the the brain, to expert’s surprise. Some mutations are linked to appetite, but others need further investigation, new research announced. In the study, conducted at the international Genetic Investigation of Anthropometric Traits…


Mediterranean diet rejuvenates genetical material

3 Dec, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Key benefits of following a Mediterranean diet is an extended life resulting from an apparent preservation of youth, US scientists say. By combining vegetables, olive oil, fresh fish, and fruits, this diet seems to prevent age-related alteration of our DNA, study states. The findings were published in British Medical Journal.…


Body recognition may improve identification of individuals

28 Nov, 2014 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
A new method of identifying individuals uses no facial, DNA or fingerprint recognition, claiming “body recognition” is an innovative form of biometric identification available in the future. The discovery was made at University of Adelaide by anatomist and PhD candidate Teghan Lucas. Lucas compared her body measurement method against more…


Solitary lifestyle blamed on gene mutation

21 Nov, 2014 | by Ionut Popescu | 0 comments
Some people are genetically predisposed to loneliness,  claim the Chinese scientists from the University of Beijing. In a recently conducted study, the researchers revealed the existence of a new type of gene, the so called "loneliness gene", which makes its bearers 20% more likely to spend their lives in solitude.…


DNA-based diet hindered by data protection concerns

22 Oct, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
The public will not accept personalized diet plans unless public regulations are in place to defend our DNA information, a new research informs. Newcastle University had been leading the Food4Me project, a EUR9 million EU project that investigates promising benefits of nutrigenomics, a new branch of nutrition that examines how…


6 DNA genes tell how much coffee we drink

7 Oct, 2014 | by Gabriel Rosoga | 0 comments
Small variations of 6 particular genes may indicate how much coffee we drink. Drinking coffee has been previously linked to DNA,  so the scientists from the Harvard School of Public Health analyzed the combined results of previous research to reach more accurate conclusions. Gathering information from 120.000 people, the study…


Predicting colon cancer with 92% new innovative test

27 Aug, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
A new home test for colon cancer reveals whether a person suffers from the disease with 92% accuracy. Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approved the new test recently. Doctors encourage the use of the test, called Cologuard and produced by Exact Science Corp. Since many people dislike colonoscopy, the traditional and…