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Smoking weakens a gene that protects arteries: study

1 year, 5 months ago
WASHINGTON: People who smoke cigarettes may boost their risk of clogged heart arteries by weakening a gene that is otherwise protective of these important blood vessels, US researchers said Monday. The findings point to a genetic…

Another gene link to depression found: study

2 years, 2 months ago
PARIS: Scientists on Monday reported fresh evidence for an inherited risk for depression, uncovering 17 genetic variations which they linked to major depressive disorder (MDD).

Now we know why carrots are orange

2 years, 5 months ago
PARIS: Scientists unveiled Monday the gene in carrots that gives rise to carotenoids, a critical source of Vitamin A and the pigment that turns some fruits and vegetables bright orange or red.

Gene holds key to (no) grey hair: study

2 years, 7 months ago
PARIS: Dyeing one's hair may no longer be the only option for keeping grey at bay, scientists said Tuesday in announcing the discovery of a gene that makes hair lose its luster.