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Tag: Indian Origin

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Indian-Origin Taxi Driver's Son Tanveer Sangha Makes It To Australia T20I Team

Melbourne: Teenaged leg-spinner Tanveer Sangha, son of an Indian-origin taxi driver in Australia, has been named in Australia’s T20 squad for the upcoming five-match series in New Zealand. Sangha, who represented Australia at the under-19 World Cup just 12 months ago, is son of Sydney-based Joga, who had migrated from Rahimpur Kala Sanghian, a village […]

Indian-Origin Kamala Harris Drops Out Of 2020 US Presidential Race

Washington: Indian-origin Senator Kamala Harris has abruptly dropped out of the 2020 US Democratic presidential race, saying she does not have the financial resource to continue her campaign. The surprising announcement by Harris, 55, came during a call with her campaign staffers on Tuesday. Her decision makes the California senator the most high-profile candidate to […]

Indian-Origin Researcher Turns Banana Plant Into Packaging Material

Sydney: An Indian-origin researcher-led team at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) on Friday announced it has discovered a novel way to turn banana plantation waste into packaging material that is not only biodegradable but also recyclable. Associate Professor Jayashree Arcot and Professor Martina Stenzel looked at ways to convert agricultural waste into something […]

Binge drinking more injurious to women

New York: Binge drinking is emerging as a significant contributor to liver injury and researchers, including one of an Indian-origin, have found that it may be more damaging to women. Published in the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, the research team from the University of Missouri discovered that female rats who were of equal […]

Indian-origin man charged with killing wife, in-laws, aunt in US

New York: An Indian-origin man has been charged with killing his wife, her parents and her aunt in a shooting rampage that had created fears of anti-Sikh violence in the US state of Ohio. West Chester police Chief Joel Herzog announced on Tuesday the arrest of Gurpreet Singh on four charges of murder, according to […]

Indo-Canadian man hits $1m jackpot in Dubai

Dubai: A Canadian national of Indian origin won a jackpot of $1 million in Dubai Duty Free (DDF) Millennium Millionaire raffle on Tuesday. Mukhtar M., who is based in Dubai and works as a real estate broker, said he was surprised upon receiving “the call of a lifetime” from a Dubai Duty Free representative, the […]

Men's brains diminish faster than women's, claims study

New York: While the human brain tends to shrink with age, men’s brains diminish faster than women’s which may explain why the fairer sex are more likely to stay mentally sharp in their later years, finds a study led by a researcher of Indian-origin. The study noted that the brain’s metabolism slows as people grow […]

Managing cholesterol might help reduce Alzheimer's risk, say researchers

New York: Researchers have claimed that managing cholesterol might help reduce Alzheimer’s risk including one of Indian-origin, who identified a genetic link between the progressive brain disorder and heart disease. Examining DNA from more than 1.5 million people, the study showed that risk factors for heart disease such as elevated triglyceride and cholesterol levels (HDL, […]

New app can extend your smartphone's battery life

Toronto: Amid growing demand for good battery life, researchers, including an Indian-origin, have developed an app that reduces the energy consumption of smartphone devices without impacting performance. The finding published in the journal IEEE Access, suggests that the novel method can extend the battery life of smartphones for up to an hour each day. “The […]

Sunita Williams among 9 astronauts named by NASA for human spaceflight

Washington: Indian-origin astronaut Sunita Williams is among the nine astronauts named by NASA on Friday for its first human spaceflight programme since the retirement of the space shuttle in 2011. The astronauts will fly on spacecraft developed by SpaceX and Boeing as part of the the US space agency’s Commercial Crew programme to send humans […]

Excessive brain cell growth after head injury bad for brain

New York: Turning conventional wisdom on its head, researchers including one of Indian-origin, have found that the excessive burst of new brain cells after a traumatic head injury that scientists have traditionally believed helped in recovery could instead lead to epileptic seizures and long-term cognitive decline. The findings published in the journal Stem Cell Reports […]

Indian-origin boy wins UK Child Genius show

London: An 12-year-old Indian-origin boy from north London has won the Child Genius show broadcast by UK’s Channel 4, the media reported on Sunday. Rahul, who lives in Barnet, beat his nine-year-old opponent, Ronan, 10-4 in the programme’s finale on Saturday night, the BBC reported. Rahul, who has an IQ high enough to be a […]

Google buys Indian-origin professor's health monitoring start-up

San Francisco: Google has acquired Senosis Health, a Seattle-based health monitoring start-up founded by University of Washington Professor Shwetak Patel, the media reported. The start-up turns smartphones into medical devices and collects various health stats, The Verge reported on Tuesday. Using functions on a smartphone including its accelerometer, microphone, flash and camera, the Senosis apps […]

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Human antibodies to fight ebola viruses discovered

New York: In a first, scientists led by one of Indian-origin have discovered natural human antibodies that can neutralise and protect animals against three virulent ebola viruses, an advance that could lead to vaccines against the deadly disease. The broadly neutralising natural human antibodies were discovered in the blood of a survivor of the 2013-16 […]