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Saturday, 24-February-2018


Charging points for e-vehicles at railway stations soon

4 days ago
New Delhi:  To begin with, the parking lots at the New Delhi and Nizamuddin railway stations in the capital have been identified to set up e-vehicle (EV) charging spots and "necessary preparations" are underway, according to a senior Railway Ministry official. According to the plan, there will be five fast-charging DC points capable of charging 10 cars simultaneously at a dedicated place in the parking lots of the two railway stations. While an AC charger takes around six hours to charge an EV, the DC chargers are faster and take only around 40 minutes to an hour to fully charge a vehicle. According to the Railway Ministry o...

Novel stroke treatment repairs damaged brain tissue

4 days ago
New York: The treatment called AB126 was developed using extracellular vesicles (EV) -- fluid-filled structures known as exosomes -- which are generated from human neural stem cells. This is truly exciting evidence, because exosomes provide a stealth-like characteristic, invisible even to the body's own defenses. When packaged with therapeutics, these treatments can actually change cell progression and improve functional recovery," said Steven Stice, professor at the University of Georgia in the US who led the research team. Fully able to cloak itself within the bloodstream, this type of regenerative EV therapy appears to be the most promis...

Anti-pollution towers in delhi

a week ago
New Delhi: The anti-pollution towers absorb particulate matter in the air and release clean air back into the atmosphere.  "Delhi government has initiated the testing of anti-pollution towers at Indraprastha Marg Flyover, ITO, on pilot basis for demonstrating its effectiveness in reduction of PM 2.5, PM 10 and other suspended particulate matter in the air," a statement said. If found successful, the government would install the "anti-pollution towers" at other locations in the city, especially at busy traffic intersections, to curb air pollution. Environment Min...

IIT Delhi establishes centre to study air pollution

a week ago
New Delhi:  It has been set up with the help of institute's alumnus Arun Duggal, who worked for the most part of his career as a banker at Bank of America and a former chairman of Shriram Capital. It was inaugurated by Delhi Lt. Governor Anil Baijal.  "The centre will be a platform for undertaking multidisciplinary research projects by the faculty of IIT Delhi especially focused to study and resolve clear air issues in Delhi and NCR region. Besides providing scientific information to policymakers this will also give feedback on the effectiveness of various pollution management programmes," said a statement from the institute....

New cancer-fighting nanorobots to shrink tumours

a week ago
New York: Each nanorobot is made from a flat, rectangular DNA origami sheet that is 90 nanometres by 60 nanometres in size. Once bound to the tumour blood vessel surface, the nanorobot was programmed to deliver its unsuspecting drug cargo in the very heart of the tumour, exposing an enzyme called thrombin that is key to blood clotting. The nanorobots worked fast, congregating in large numbers to quickly surround the tumour just hours after injection. We have developed the first fully autonomous, DNA robotic system for a very precise drug design and targeted cancer therapy," said Hao Yan, Professor and Director at Arizona State University.

Akshay installs sanitary pad vending machine

a week ago
Mumbai: Akshay, whose latest release "Pad Man" delves with menstrual issue and hygiene, especially in rural India, took to Twitter on Thirsday to share a photograph of him along with Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray inaugurating the vending machine. "Placed a sanitary pad vending machine at Mumbai Central ST Bus Depot today, hoping to place more across the state and eventually hopefully the whole country. Thank you Aaditya Thackeray for your support," he captioned the image.  Thackeray thanked Akshay and said that the film should cross the Rs 100 crore-mark soon. Should cross the Rs 100 Crore mark soon! Thank you...

Like Swachch Bharat, need a clean air mission

a week ago
New Delhi:  The report, that identified air pollution as the fifth largest killer in India, also called for drafting and implementing national level strategies for reduction in air pollution levels at both regional and urban scales. TERI projected the mortalities to increase to 1.1 million in 2031 and 1.8 million in 2051. According to the report, industrial pollution remains a big cause of concern in India and especially Delhi, and called for a policy framework to reduce nitrogen oxides and sulphur dioxide emissions. "Most of the power plants have ESPs to control particle pollution but not SO...

Transgender woman successfully breastfeeds baby

a week ago
New York: According to the doctors at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, the 30-year-old transgender woman underwent a three and half months of a regimen of domperidone, estradiol, progesterone, and breast pumping. As a result, she was able to achieve sufficient breast milk volume to be the sole source of nourishment for her child for six weeks.The case, published in the journal Transgender Health, illustrates that in some circumstances, modest but functional lactation can be induced in transgender women. "We believe that this is the first formal report in the medical literature of induced lactation in a transgender wom...

Scientists Find New Tool to Fight Cancer

a week ago
Washington: The researchers effectively treated over 60 different types of cancer cells under laboratory conditions with these molecules. The study published in the US medical journal Science Translational Medicine on Wednesday said researchers at Karolinska Institute in Sweden treated cancer in mice with these molecules and observed rapid tumor-killing effects. They have exp...

Climbing Stairs Reduce Hypertension

a week ago
New York: Postmenopausal women with estrogen deficiencies are more susceptible to vascular and muscle problems. Climbing stairs may offers them the benefits of both aerobic and resistance exercise. It may not only improve cardiorespiratory fitness, but also leg muscle strength without their having to leave the house or pay a fee.  It also offers the additional benefits of lowering blood pressure and arterial stiffness -- thickening and stif...

Delhi HC Directs Authorities to be Disabled-Friendly

a week ago
New Delhi:  A division bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C. Hari Shankar said that it would "not tolerate exclusion" of any section of society from accessing public facilities. It asked whether Tihar Jail was disabled-friendly and if lock-ups in new police stations had disabled-friendly toilets for the complainant and the accused. Juvenile homes, observation homes for the aged and women and other such establish...

Web-based learning may help Students

a week ago
New York: Well-designed instructional technology really works to lessen the science literacy gap among diverse groups of learners," said Fatima Terrazas Arellanes of the University of Oregon in the US, and principal investigator of the project. For the study, researchers introduced four interactive online science units, which students and teachers accessed with computers or tablets. The study involved over 2,300 students and 71 teachers in the US.