Medicine Nobel Prize: Decoding how cells sense oxygen

In the case of health people who have normal red blood cell count, the use of external erythropoietin is highly likely to make the blood viscose leading to increased risk of heart disease, stroke, and cerebral or pulmonary embolism. This year, the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine was awarded to three scientists — William … Continue reading Medicine Nobel Prize: Decoding how cells sense oxygen

Racket maker Head backs Maria Sharapova

Even as Nike, TAG Heuer and Porsche suspended their commercial ties with Maria Sharapova immediately after she admitted on Monday that she tested positive for the recently prohibited drug meldonium (also known as mildronate) at the Australian Open, Johan Eliasch, CEO of Head NV (racket maker) based in Austria has backed her. He told Associated … Continue reading Racket maker Head backs Maria Sharapova

Editorial: Maria Sharapova and a poser for sport

Two months after the tennis world was rocked by match-fixing allegations, Maria Sharapova, a five-time Grand Slam champion and the highest-paid female athlete, dropped a bombshell when she admitted to testing positive for the recently prohibited drug meldonium at the Australian Open. She has been provisionally suspended from March 12. The drug was added to the … Continue reading Editorial: Maria Sharapova and a poser for sport

Doping: ‘Excessive and inappropriate’ use of meldonium drug during Baku 2015 European Games

A paper published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine on March 8, 2016 reveals that the use of the now-banned drug meldonium has been “excessive and inappropriate” in 2015 and has been used by generally healthy athletes. The laboratory study undertaken during the Baku 2015 European Games held in Azerbaijan from June 12-28, 2015 … Continue reading Doping: ‘Excessive and inappropriate’ use of meldonium drug during Baku 2015 European Games

Grunting affects opponent’s response time

Published in The Hindu on January 27, 2011 “Quiet please; thank you.” There has been no tennis match, be it Grand Slam or Chennai Open, when the chair umpire has not mentioned these words several times during a match before a player serves. At times, players even wait for the spectators to take their seat … Continue reading Grunting affects opponent’s response time