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  • NASCAR team owner Gene Haas plans to field F1 team 15-04-2014 09:59 AM

    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...
  • Gene Haas Formula One entry accepted by FIA 12-04-2014 08:26 AM

    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...
  • US team among 2 new entrants set for F1 in 2015 07-04-2014 10:27 AM

    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...
  • Blame your genes for that paunch 24-01-2014 02:13 PM

    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...
  • Gene Sauers leads Senior British Open after 1st round 26-07-2013 08:46 AM

    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 50-year-old from Georgia parred all the way to the turn to be out in 34 at sunny Royal Birkdale. He...
  • Britain's future king Prince Williams has Indian heritage, DNA proves 14-06-2013 02:04 PM

    London: Prince William, second-in-line 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 30-year-old prince and an Indian housekeeper on his mother Princess...
  • Can human genes be patented? US Supreme Court to decide 15-04-2013 02:30 PM

    Washington: DNA may be the building block of life, but can something taken from it also be the building block of a multimillion-dollar 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...
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  • Gene causing 'binge-drinking' in teens discovered 04-12-2012 05:03 PM

    London: Gene that hard-wires people for binge-drinking, by boosting levels of a happy brain chemical triggered by alcohol, has been discovered, scientists claim. The gene - RASGRF-2 - 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 21-11-2012 03:34 PM

    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 04-11-2012 04:23 AM

    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...
  • Is alcoholism in your genes? 25-11-2011 04:22 PM

    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...
  • Eating veggies, fruits helps protect the heart 15-10-2011 04:39 PM

    A new study finds eating the right food can override a natural risk someone may carry for heart attack. ...
  • Blood pressure genes 'found' 16-09-2011 03:12 PM

    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...
  • Genes that trigger diabetes in Indians identified 07-09-2011 09:18 AM

    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...
  • Study finds gene 'overdose' link to being skinny 01-09-2011 12:19 PM

    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? 16-08-2011 01:11 PM

    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 post-traumatic stress disorder. An international team, led by University of Queensland, says that this is an inhibitory learning process thought to...
  • Boy or girl? Simple test raises ethical concerns 10-08-2011 12:14 PM

    Chicago: Boy or girl? A simple blood test in mothers-to-be can answer that question with surprising accuracy at about seven weeks, a research analysis has found. Though not widely offered by U.S. doctors, gender-detecting blood tests have been sold online to consumers for the past few years. Their promises of...
  • Specific IQ genes still elusive says study 10-08-2011 12:07 PM

    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...
  • Half of European men share King Tut's DNA 02-08-2011 11:46 AM

    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 Zurich-based DNA genealogy centre, iGENEA, reconstructed the DNA profile of the boy Pharaoh, who ascended the throne at the age of nine,...
  • Intellectual disability gene 'discovered' 29-07-2011 05:15 PM

    Washington: In what could be called a major finding, scientists claim to have discovered a gene linked to intellectual disability. Intellectual disability is a broad term describing individuals with limitations in mental abilities and in functioning in daily life. It affects one to three per cent of the population and...
  • Scientists isolate mental retardation gene 18-07-2011 12:02 PM

    Toronto: With the help of a new sequencing technology, scientists have isolated a gene linked to mental retardation. Mental retardation, also called intellectual disability, denotes certain limitations in mental functioning and in skills such as communicating, taking care of oneself, and social skills. John Vincent, senior scientist at the Centre...
  • Superbugs found in Delhi drinking water 07-04-2011 12:43 PM

    London: A gene that makes bugs highly resistant to almost all known antibiotics has been found in bacteria in water supplies in New Delhi used by local people for drinking, washing and cooking, scientists said on Thursday. The NDM 1 gene, which creates what some experts describe as "super superbugs",...
  • Gene therapy holds secret to future AIDS cure 01-03-2011 01:19 PM

    In a bold new approach ultimately aimed at trying to cure AIDS, scientists used genetic engineering in six patients to develop blood cells that are resistant to HIV, the virus that causes the disease. It's far too early to know if this scientific first will prove to be a cure,...
  • DNA caught rock 'n' rolling 29-01-2011 04:10 PM

    Washington: DNA, the twisty molecule of life, has an alter ego, a new study has revealed. Researchers from the University of Michigan and the University of California have also found that on rare occasions, its building blocks 'rock and roll', deforming the familiar double helix into a different shape. "We...
  • Man works for 43 years - without a day off 29-01-2011 12:13 PM

    London: A Briton, who works as a surveyor for a local council, has been on the job for 43 years, but has never taken a single day off! Jim Owen, 66, has turned up for work without fail since he started as a surveyor at the Basildon Council in Essex,...
  • Blocking rogue gene may stop cancer spread 25-01-2011 05:42 PM

    London: British scientists have discovered a 'rogue gene' which helps cancer spread around the body and say blocking it with the right kind of drugs could stop many types of the disease in their tracks. Researchers from the University of East Anglia said their findings could lead within a decade...
  • Faulty gene behind a third of kidney cancers 20-01-2011 03:38 PM

    London: A faulty gene is linked to more than a third of all kidney cancers. The finding will help researchers understand how the cancer develops and may in the future lead to new treatments and earlier diagnosis. Everyone is born with a gene called PBRM1, but in some people it...