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Sunday, 16-December-2018


NASA's planet-hunter satellite launched

34 weeks ago
Washington: The satellite launched at 6.51 p.m. EDT on Wednesday (4.21 a.m. on Thursday, India time). Tess, which is expected to find thousands of new exoplanets orbiting nearby stars, including some that could support life, was earlier scheduled to launch on Monday (4.02 a.m. on Tuesday, India time) but was rescheduled to conduct further Guidance, Navigation and Control analysis, NASA said. We are thrilled Tess is on its way to help us discover worlds we have yet to imagine, worlds that could possibly be habitable, or harbour life," said Thomas Zurbuchen, Associate Administrator of NASA'...

Beetroot Nutritious ingredients for healthy food

34 weeks ago
New Delhi: Rajesh Sawhney, Co-founder of and Rajiv Kumar, CEO of Culinate, have listed some of the healthy ingredients that restaurants and cafes have started using in their dishes:  * Quinoa is a seed that belongs to the spinach/chard family, which is why it is called a pseudo-cereal or pseudo-grain. Quinoa is rich in protein and a lot of other vital nutrients such as magnesium, dietary fiber and vitamin B. It is also a good source of antioxidants called flavonoids and it's a healthy alternative to rice. * Kale is high in fiber, low on calorie and has zero fat. It is one of the most c...

Protein linked to aggressive breast cancer

34 weeks ago
New York: Metastatic breast cancer is cancer that has spread to other sites in the body, and the vast majority of breast cancer deaths occur in patients in whom the cancer has metastasised. The findings, published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, suggest that high levels of the protein ZMYND8 could be correlated with poor survival in breast cancer patients. Previous research had shown that breast cancer cells that are more aggressive in an oxygen-deprived, or hypoxic, environment. A protein family called hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) controls r...

Eat fatty fish to cut your heart disease

34 weeks ago
London: The findings showed that fatty fish increases the size and lipid composition of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) particles, also known as good cholesterol, in people with impaired glucose metabolism. Morever, using daily 30 ml of camelina oil -- rich in alpha-linolenic acid, which is an essential omega-3 fatty acid -- was also found to decrease the number of harmful Intermediate-density lipoprotein (IDL) particles. The IDL lipoprotein is the precursor of (low-density lipoprotein) LDL, which is also known as the bad cholesterol. Previous studies have sho...

Varanasi's Balaji Ghat gets a makeover

34 weeks ago
Varanasi: One such is the Balaji Ghat, which is more popularly known as the abode of legendary shehnai artist Ustad Bismillah Khan for his early morning "riyaaz". It is said that the late musician would start his day from the 'naubatkhana' of the Balaji Ghat Palace and enthral listeners. Built in 1735 by Maratha king Balaji Peshwa, it is an integral part of the riverfront and forms a part of the larger Panchganga Ghat. But the place turned into a pile of debris when four floors of the building completely collapsed in 1999. And again in September 2009, the floor of the naubatkhana...

Jackie Shroff urges young couples to be aware of thalassemia

34 weeks ago
Mumbai: As brand ambassador of Thalassemia India, Jackie told IANS: "The basic fact is that if both the parents are thalassemia minors, then the possibility is high that the child would be born as thalassemia major. So, I urge all the new young couples who are planning for a baby, should check their blood beforehand. It will save a life. Otherwise, going through blood transfusions every after 15 days is so painful. We should try from our end to bring a child into this world thalassemia-free. Jackie started creating awareness about the condition -- an inherited blood disorder -- from a very pe...

LG Electronics to help 1,000 Indians receive eye surgery

34 weeks ago
Seoul: The company, which first tapped the Indian market some 20 years ago, said it has already helped 300 Indians receive eye surgery free of charge under cooperation with Sankara Eye Hospital last year, Yonhap news agency reported. Citing the data compiled by the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, LG said there were 8.8 million visually impaired people in India. The total accounts for 20 per cent of people around the world suffering from the disability. The company said the project came as only 1 per cent of such Indians received necessar...

Fortis Healthcare receives EoI from Fosun Health Holdings

34 weeks ago
Mumbai: According to a BSE filing, Fortis Healthcare's Board of Directors received the EoI from Fosun Health Holdings on Tuesday for a possible due diligence. Fosun Health Holdings, in its letter to the company's Board, made an offer of a "primary infusion at a price up to Rs 156 per share, subject to due diligence to be completed within three weeks, up to a total investment of $350 million" including a preliminary investment of up to Rs 100 crore. The development assumes significance as on April 14, the company reported that it has received EoI from IHH Healthcare Berhad for pos...

Commonwealth wants to beat malaria

34 weeks ago
New Delhi: India is central to this achievement (eradication of malaria from Commonwealth countries). We look forward to hear the strategy India is working on to achieve its commitment of eliminating malaria by 2030," said James Whiting, Executive Director, Malaria No More (MNM), UK. Malaria is included as an issue in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London on April 19-20, which will be attended by Modi. A day before CHOGM on Wednesday, a Malaria Summit is being held to get political and financial commitments from the head of nations.

Mother depression can adversely affect child IQ

35 weeks ago
New York: The findings, published in the journal Child Development, suggest that early identification and treatment of maternal depression is key healthy growth of her children.The researchers surveyed approximately 900 healthy children and their mothers living in Santiago, Chile, at five-year intervals from the child's infancy through age 16. They observed how affectionate and responsive mothers were to their children at each age period, as well as how much mothers provided age-appropriate learning materials. Children were assessed on verbal cognitive abilities using standardised IQ tests dur...

Scientists develop plastic-eating enzyme

35 weeks ago
Washington: Researchers from Britain's University of Portsmouth and the US Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) made the discovery while examining the structure of a natural enzyme found in a waste recycling centre a few years ago in Japan, CNN reported on Tuesday. The finding was published on Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. They said the enzyme, Ideonella sakaiensis 201-F6, is able to "eat" polyethylene terephthalate, PET, which was patented as a plastic in the 1940s and is used in millions of tonnes of plastic bottles...

Multilateralism crucial in protecting marine biodiversity

35 weeks ago
United Nations: Member States should focus on reaching an internationally binding agreement to protect areas beyond national jurisdiction, Lajcak said on Monday at a three-day meeting on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity, which is aimed to find out a road map to implement such protection over the next two years. There was a strong case to protect the oceans and biodiversity, he said, adding that the oceans and seas held plants and animals which could be used for medical purposes, Xinhua news agency reported. Over three billion people are believed to be relying on ...