A new and very recent investigation into the inherited cause of one of the most prevalent and commonest type of kidney cancer has effectively revealed the significant role of a single gene, but has also highlighted on more complex disease-causing machinery which is at play.
An extensive analysis of DNA of as many as 101 people diagnosed with lear cell renal carcinoma led the researchers to discover that over 50% of the cases were directly linked to mutation in a gene known as VHL.
A research undertaken by University College in London has revealed that people who are financially impulsive are more prone to indulge in momentary pleasures and readily eat an extra piece of cake, light up a cigarette or have an affair without thinking about the long-term effects these acts would have on their relationship or health.
For the sake of study, researchers questioned over 40,000 subjects about whether they would prefer to have 45 pounds in three days or 70 pounds over three months.
Scientists from UK have shared that they have been able to find no proof of the speculation that a particular type of virus is the root cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or ME, quite contrary to the claims recently made.
The team from Imperial College London has asserted that they want to make sure that the findings are shared because some patients are currently pinning all their hopes on medication to fight the virus known as XMRV.
Researchers studied blood samples collected from as many as 186 CFS patients, and none of them were found to have the virus.
A journal of the American Association for Cancer Research published a study in Cancer Prevention Research revealed that the fruit as pomegranates contain a naturally occurring chemical, known as a phytochemical, called Ellagic acid, which prevents cancer cells from developing.
The study claims that the new drug blocks the production of estrogen, which can fuel the growth of cancer cells, thereby preventing cancer. The study has supported to warrant further studies with pomegranates.
A new study reveals that high levels of blood sugar could lead to increased risk of developing cancer in both men as well as women. Women are found to be more susceptible to the illness.
The findings of the study suggest that people with increased levels of glucose in their blood not only have a higher risk of cancer but are also likely to die of this disease.
A study revealed that women whose menstrual cycle started before the age of 12 years may suffer from a higher risk of developing or dying of heart disease than other women. The study was published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.
It was discovered by the British researchers that women who started menstruating before the age of 12 were at 23 percent increased risk of developing heart disease and at 28 percent increased risk of death caused due to a heart attack or stroke.
As per a new research the body measurements and laboratory tests may predict the possibility of a child developing type 2 diabetes as an adult.
The researchers studied 1,067 black and white girls followed for nine years after the age of 9 or 10 along with 822 black and white children followed for 22 to 30 years beginning in the mid-1970s.
The latest issue of the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine contains the findings.
A recent review of a research suggests that a woman's mind and body are not as much in sync with each other compared to a man when it comes to sexual arousal.
The review which was published in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior reports that men who say that they are turned on also sport an erection whereas women had no such link between the mind and the body.
A new vaccine for the treatment of people suffering from leukemia is soon to be tested on human patients for the very first time.
Reports confirm that scientists have managed to develop a medicine which is designed to prevent the cancer from recurring after chemotherapy or a bone marrow transplant surgery. It has been shared that the treatment works by boosting a patient's own immune system.
Within the coming few months, the drug will be tested on human subjects at King's College London.
King's College London team's study on G-spot has found that its presence seems to be based on women's imagination. The Gräfenberg Spot was named in honor of the German gynecologist Ernst Gräfenberg.
The study included 1,800 women, which were all pairs of identical and non-identical twins and were asked if they had a G-spot. If one of the twins has the G-spot then it is expected that both identical twins, who have the same genes, would report having one.
The recent study by a Professor of psychology Marjorie Gunnoe, at Michigan’s Calvin College in the US, imposes doubts on the conventional fact that smacking leads to violent behavior or long- term harm, claiming that smacking young children might help them nourish happily and grant them a successful life.
Now artificial artery would be tested in human trials. Scientists have designed an artificial artery which is as small as a piece of spaghetti. This polymer material artery implements the natural pulsing of human blood vessels.
Professor Alexander Seifalian of University College London said that up to 30 per cent of patients in need of a heart bypass do not have a suitable vein they can use.
A recent research has reported that younger pupils at a school where older students are obese or overweight are much more likely to suffer weight problems of their own.
For every 1% increase in the number of obese students in a school, between the age groups of 16 to 18, the odds of younger students, i.e., those between the ages of 14 and 16 years, attending the same school also being overweight are hiked significantly.
With women being more sensitive emotional than men, women have taken a lead in bearing greater sense of touch than their counterparts, a recent study carried out at McMaster University, Ontario, Canada claimed.
‘Our discovery reveals that one important factor in the sense of touch is finger size,’ said one of the researchers, whose work is published in The Journal of Neuroscience.
The university test for sensitivity and tactile activity was conducted on 100 females and the test results were compared with the men.
Scientists claim that a face can speak lot more than words do. The facial expressions can express without using words in support.
Scientists from Max Planck's Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Germany have claimed that the humans can better understand the expressions that are in motion than the static photo expressions.
According to the study, one needs to see the expression at least for 100 milliseconds to understand it. If the visual sequence is shorter, our brain is less capable of interpreting.