Genetics

Scientists Have Discovered Why Dogs Are Humanity's Best Friend

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Tech

Scientists have confirmed what all dog owners have long known to be true, that our furry friends are in fact more like family than pets. This is as a...

Bacterial Infections In The Brain Could Be A Key Link To What Causes Alzheimer's

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Tech

Researchers in the UK have found what they believe could be a significant clue in the hunt for what causes Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists from the ...

Scientists Have Stored A GIF Of A Horse Inside A Piece Of Bacteria

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Tech

An image of a hand and a GIF of a horse running have both been encoded into the DNA of a bacteria. Using a technique that involves a process called ge...

The Gene That Causes Arthritis Was Originally Used To Help Humans Survive The Ice Age

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.07.2017 | UK Tech

The gene that increases your likelihood to suffer from arthritis could also be the gene that helped humans survive through the Ice Age, scientists hav...

This May Explain Why You Have Insomnia

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Tech

Contrary to popular belief, it could actually be your genetic makeup that is to blame for insomnia, not just lifestyle factors such as stress. This i...

Drinking Tea Actually Changes Women's Genes, But Not Men's

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK Tech

If the weight of the world is getting on top of you, there’s nothing more relaxing than settling down with a good brew. That is, if you’re a man. ...

These Three Genetic Mutations Can Grant People 'Superhuman' Powers

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 31.05.2017 | UK Tech

Ever dreamed of being a superhero - being able to fly, have superhuman strength or just being able to rock a lycra catsuit? Well you’re not alone. N...

Scientists Could Develop A Treatment For Baldness After Stumbling On What Causes It

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 31.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Scientists may have accidentally discovered what causes baldness in a breakthrough that could eventually lead to a treatment. The researchers from Uni...

Stop The Blame Game, Genetic Study Shows Most Cancer Is Caused By Random Mutations

Ailsa White | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK Tech
Ailsa White

Three words that shouldn't be attached to a cancer diagnosis, yet I have been repeatedly told by patients that they feel these three powerful emotions - guilt, blame and shame.

Do You Have The Genes? A Large Study Has Uncovered The Genes Linked To Intelligence

The Conversation UK | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Tech
The Conversation UK

According to a dictionary definition, intelligence is "the ability to learn, understand or deal with new situations" or "the ability to apply knowledge to manipulate one's environment or to think abstractly".

Scientists Have Been Able To Reverse Age-Related Blindness By Infecting The Eye With A Virus

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Tech

Scientists from Johns Hopkins have found a therapy that can actually preserve the vision of patients suffering from a form of age-related blindness. W...

Gene Linked To Anorexia Could Lead Scientists To New Treatments In Future

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Scientists have discovered the first genetic variant for anorexia nervosa. Genetic variation describes the variation in the DNA sequence in each of ou...

How Epigenetics Could Help Us Slow Down Ageing

The Conversation UK | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Tech
The Conversation UK

Humankind has a longstanding obsession with eternal youth. Stories about elixirs of life and fountains that quench one's thirst for immortality have stirred our imagination since time immemorial.

Cancer Scientists Accidentally Stumble On A 'Breakthrough' In Curing Baldness

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Tech

Scientists have ‘stumbled’ across the cells that cause hair to go grey and fall out, causing balding, while studying how cancer tumours develop. ...

Your Genes Could Be Responsible For Your Social Media Obsession

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Tech

Next time your parents tell you off for scrolling through Facebook during dinner, you might want to remind them it is actually their fault. This is ...

Gene Editing Could Literally Stop HIV Dead In Its Tracks

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Tech

For the first time ever scientists have shown how they can edit animal genes to shut down a HIV infection and then stop it from spreading further. The...

Scientists Have Found A New To Fight Breast Cancer And Say It Could Be A Game Changer

Press Association | Oscar Williams | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Tech

A new method of combating breast cancer has been discovered by scientists after they pinpointed a key driver for its growth and spread. Researchers fo...

Scientists Have Found A Way To Make Cells Resistant To HIV

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK Tech

In a remarkable step forward in the potential treatment of HIV, scientists in California have successfully created a cell population that is resistant...

Octopuses Can Defy Their Genetic Instructions - And It's Slowed Down Their Evolution

The Conversation UK | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Tech
The Conversation UK

Are octopuses so clever because they ignore their genetic programming? Research has shown that octopuses and other cephalopods edit the messages sent from their DNA instead of following them almost exactly like most living things usually do.

The Majority Of Cancers Are Caused By 'Bad Luck', Not The Way You Live

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Tech

They say life isn’t always fair, but there are few things that seem quite as cruel as a potentially-deadly cancer diagnosis for someone who has foll...

The First Cancer-Diagnosing Blood Test Could Be Ready Within A Year

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK Tech

A team of researchers from the University of California claim to have created a blood test that can not only detect cancer, but also its precise locat...

This Is Why Broccoli Is A Health-Boosting Miracle Food

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Tech

You might have hated them for it as a child, but your parents were right to force you to eat your broccoli, as scientists have discovered just how ben...

Caffeine Could Be The Key To An Alzheimer's Breakthrough

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Tech

Caffeine may boost an enzyme in the brain shown to protect against dementia, according to a new study. But before you start guzzling coffee like there...

Redheads Could Be More Likely To Develop Parkinson's

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Tech

Doctors from Massachusetts General Hospital have found what they believe to be a connection between the “red hair” gene and an increased likelihoo...

Scientists May Have Discovered Why The Wooly Mammoth Died Out

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Tech

Genetic disease may have driven the last of the wooly mammoths to extinction, according to a groundbreaking analysis of the ancient creatures’ DNA. ...