Genetic material of good human bacteria sequenced

Genetic material of good human bacteria sequenced

Posted by: on Jun 29, 2012 | No Comments

For the first time ever, scientists working on the federally-funded Human Microbiome Project have isolated over 100 trillion bacteria in the human body that have been deemed essential to healthy human function

Massive data trove of cancer genome data released by human genome sequencing project

Massive data trove of cancer genome data released by human genome sequencing project

Posted by: on Jun 22, 2012 | No Comments

In what has proved to be an invaluable database for scientists studying diseases of all kinds, the privately-funded St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital-Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project has recently released a vast trove of human cancer genome data, which is available to researchers worldwide on request.

Study suggests positive life attitude linked to longevity

Study suggests positive life attitude linked to longevity

Posted by: on Jun 8, 2012 | No Comments

Researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Yeshiva University in New York have recently published a study which suggests that people who possess genetic personality traits that make them optimistic, easygoing and prone to laughing a lot are more likely to live longer.

Depression linked with accelerated aging of chromosomes

Depression linked with accelerated aging of chromosomes

Posted by: on Jun 1, 2012 | No Comments

While depression and other psychological illnesses were once seen as diseases of the mind, recent studies are now finding that such conditions take serious physical tolls on a person as well.