GENES

  • Geneediting method to kill antibioticresistant bugs September 22, 2014

    Washington: US engineers have developed a new geneediting system that can selectively kill bacteria carrying harmful genes that confer antibiotic resistance or cause disease. "We have been interested in finding new ways to combat antibiotic resistance and this method offers new strategies to achieve that," said Timothy Lu, an associate professor...
  • Gene Haas gets foot into Formula One with Ferrari deal July 4, 2014

    Oxnard,Calif: Haas Automation has become an official sponsor of Ferrari through the 2015 Formula One season. Haas Automation is the largest CNC machine tool builder in North America and is owned by Gene Haas, the NASCAR team owner recently granted entry into F1. Haas Formula will not enter F1 until the 2016...
  • Tibetans inherit 'super athlete' gene to live at high altitude July 3, 2014

    Beijing: Tibetans are able to live at high altitudes thanks to a gene picked up when their ancestors mated with a species of human they helped push to extinction, according to a new study. This is the first time a gene from another species of human has been shown unequivocally to...
  • Decline of hearing ability: Indian, US experts find gene role June 29, 2014

    New Delhi: In a pathbreaking research which may have implications for those suffering from a decline of their cognitive and hearing abilities, Indian and American experts have established the role of a specific gene in triggering such conditions. Experts of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital and University of Louisville School of Medicine...
  • Gene in brain linked to kidney cancer June 25, 2014

    Washington: Scientists have found that a gene that controls brain growth and development is heavily involved in promoting the most common form of kidney cancer, a finding that could lead to new strategy to treat the disease. The study by researchers from Mayo Clinic in Florida shows that the gene...
  • NASCAR team owner Gene Haas plans to field F1 team April 15, 2014

    NASCAR team owner Gene Haas is out to prove that an America-based team can succeed in the Formula One racing series. "I think we can beat the Europeans at their own game," Haas said Monday at a news conference. Haas said he plans to field a team "Haas Formula" either in 2015...
  • Gene Haas Formula One entry accepted by FIA April 12, 2014

    Formula One could have an American constructor on the starting grid next year after the governing FIA approved an entry for NASCAR team owner Gene Haas on Friday. The International Automobile Federation said it was also considering another application made by former F1 team principal Colin Kolles. "In close consultation with the...
  • US team among 2 new entrants set for F1 in 2015 April 7, 2014

    Sakhir: Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone says a US - backed team led by NASCAR's Gene Haas are among two new teams likely to join the series next season. Speaking at Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix, Ecclestone said he held talks with the sport's governing body and there was agreement about expansion...
  • Blame your genes for that paunch January 24, 2014

    London: Scientists have identified five new genes that play a key role in deciding the size of belly fat, paving the way to treat obesity better. A person's measure of belly fat is reflected in the ratio of waist circumference to hip circumference, and it is estimated that genetics account for...
  • Gene Sauers leads Senior British Open after 1st round July 26, 2013

    Southport: Gene Sauers mastered a stiff breeze to shoot a 3 under 67 and take the first round lead by one stroke at the Senior British Open on Thursday. The 50yearold from Georgia parred all the way to the turn to be out in 34 at sunny Royal Birkdale. He then...
  • Britain's future king Prince Williams has Indian heritage, DNA proves June 14, 2013

    London: Prince William, secondinline to the throne, will be first British king with proven Indian ancestry, DNA analysis has revealed. The DNA analyses of saliva samples taken from the Duke of Cambridge's relatives have established a direct lineage between the 30yearold prince and an Indian housekeeper on his mother Princess Diana's...
  • Can human genes be patented? US Supreme Court to decide April 15, 2013

    Washington: DNA may be the building block of life, but can something taken from it also be the building block of a multimilliondollar medical monopoly? The US Supreme Court grapples with the question of whether human genes can be patented. Its ultimate answer could reshape US medical research, the fight against...
  • 'Superhumans like the X-Men will exist in 30 years' February 25, 2013

    London: The iconic X-Men superheroes may soon spring out of comic books and become a reality! Genetic experiments will create a superior race within 30 years, giving rise to super-humans like the X-Men by 2045, UK scientists claim. Mutant humans like Wolverine, Storm and Rogue from the X-Men movies are...
  • Seven events not to miss in 2013 January 5, 2013

    1. Apple TV Launch Steve Jobs had the genius to turn a product launcheven an upgradeinto an occasion that sent Apple fans into fits of ecstasy. If there's one product that they have been looking forward to more than any other, it's Apple TV. No one knows if or how it...
  • Gene causing 'bingedrinking' in teens discovered December 4, 2012

    London: Gene that hardwires people for bingedrinking, by boosting levels of a happy brain chemical triggered by alcohol, has been discovered, scientists claim. The gene RASGRF2 is one of many already suggested to be linked with problem drinking. The new study, led by King's College London's Institute of...
  • Gene keeps fat people happier than skinny ones November 21, 2012

    London: A specific gene could explain why fat people are happier than their thinner counterparts, says a new research from McMaster University, Canada. Scientists have linked the "fat gene" with the "happy gene". "Strictly" star Lisa Riley has recently said she is a "big, really happy girl who is lucky...
  • Scientists discover gene switch that boosts cancer growth November 4, 2012

    London: Scientists have discovered that genetic 'switches', which regulate the expression of genes, play a major role in the development of cancer. Researchers at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and the University of Helsinki in Finland investigated a gene region that contains a particular single nucleotide variant associated with increased...
  • Breast cancer gene discovered, say scientists April 2, 2012

    Washington: Scientists have discovered a gene which they claim can determine more accurately whether a woman has an increased risk of developing breast cancer. An international team, led by University of Melbourne, says its has used new technology to fast track the discovery of the breast cancer risk gene, called...
  • One gene drives aggressive male stress response March 13, 2012

    Washington: Ever wondered why men react more aggressively than women under stress? It's because all their response boil down to a single macho gene, scientists say. Australian researchers who discovered the YSR gene said it could explain why men have a fight or flight response while women are more likely...
  • Bumper crop from new maize gene? January 17, 2012

    London: The discovery by British scientists of a new 'provisioning' gene in maize plants that regulates the transfer of nutrients from the plant to the seed could lead to increased crop yields and improve food security. Scientists from Oxford University and the University of Warwick, in collaboration with the industry have...
  • Epilepsy gene 'discovered' January 16, 2012

    Washington: Scientists have discovered a gene which they claim is responsible for causing epileptic seizures in some babies. Benign familial infantile epilepsy (BFIE) is known as infantile seizures that run in families. Seizures commence when a baby is about six months old and stop by the age of two years. But...
  • Is alcoholism in your genes? November 25, 2011

    London: Scientists have found that people may be genetically inclined to becoming alcoholics at birth. Researchers studying the brainwaves of problem drinkers have discovered a gene which may be linked to drinking, a Daily Mail report said. In a study, the researchers carried out a brain scan of people who are alcoholic,...
  • Eating veggies, fruits helps protect the heart October 15, 2011

    A new study finds eating the right food can override a natural risk someone may carry for heart attack. ...
  • Blood pressure genes 'found' September 16, 2011

    Washington: Scientists have identified at least 16 new genes which are linked to blood pressure, a key breakthrough they claim could pave the way for new treatments for hypertension and cardiovascular disease. An international team, led by the University of Western Australia, says that out of the 16, 10 genes could...
  • Genes that trigger diabetes in Indians identified September 7, 2011

    New Delhi: Scientists have finally cracked the reason as to why Indians and South Asians are more prone to diabetes. Six new genes have been identified that trigger diabetes and make Indians and South Asians four times more likely than Europeans to develop type 2 diabetes. Dr V Mohan, the author...
  • Study finds gene 'overdose' link to being skinny September 1, 2011

    London: People with extra copies of certain genes are much more likely to be very skinny, scientists said on Wednesday in the first finding of a genetic cause for extreme thinness. In a study in the journal Nature, researchers from Britain's Imperial College London and the University of Lausanne in...
  • Study: fear is in the genes? August 16, 2011

    Washington: Scientists claim to have found a previously unrecognised layer of gene regulation associated with fear extinction, a finding which may have implications in conditions such as phobias and posttraumatic stress disorder. An international team, led by University of Queensland, says that this is an inhibitory learning process thought to be...
  • Boy or girl? Simple test raises ethical concerns August 10, 2011

    Chicago: Boy or girl? A simple blood test in motherstobe can answer that question with surprising accuracy at about seven weeks, a research analysis has found. Though not widely offered by U.S. doctors, genderdetecting blood tests have been sold online to consumers for the past few years. Their promises of early...
  • Specific IQ genes still elusive says study August 10, 2011

    Los Angeles Scientists who hunt for "intelligence genes" used to think there were fewer than half a dozen of them. In recent years, they determined there may be at least 1,000 each with just a tiny effect on the differences in people's IQ. A study released Tuesday found new evidence...
  • Half of European men share King Tut's DNA August 2, 2011

    London: Up to 70 percent of British men and half of all Western European men are related to the Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun, geneticists in Switzerland said. Scientists at Zurichbased DNA genealogy centre, iGENEA, reconstructed the DNA profile of the boy Pharaoh, who ascended the throne at the age of nine,...