ICMR-NICED to step up research on Hepatitis C, rotavirus infection

Kolkata, Jan 15 : The National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases (NICED) here on Friday inked a deal with the Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) to undertake cutting-edge research on enteric diseases including hepatitis C, and see through translation of research outputs for community outreach. The focus will be on public health […]

Social innovators awarded by JSPL Foundation

New Delhi, Jan 15 : Extraordinary grassroots level workers and social innovators from across India have been presented with the JSPL Foundation’s first Rashtriya Swayamsiddh Samman awards by union Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy. Nine individuals and 10 organisations from across sectors received the award, which carries a cash prize of Rs.1 […]

Genes may help some nations stay on top of happiness index

London, Jan 15 : Presence of a gene variant involved in sensory pleasure and pain reduction may contribute towards making a population happier than others, suggests new research. “The citizens of nations which rate themselves happiest display a specific genetic feature: their DNA is more likely to contain a specific allele involved in sensory pleasure […]

Gurgaon residents too want odd-even scheme: Survey

Gurgaon, Jan 15 : After a fortnight of odd-even scheme on Delhi’s roads, a majority of Gurgaon residents said the scheme was effectively implemented and must be brought to Gurgaon as well so there can be less traffic on roads, a survey said on Friday. In this survey by LocalCircles, a citizen engagement platform, 51 […]

New technology switches on cell’s bone repairing ability

New York, Jan 15 : Scientists have developed nano-shells that can deliver molecule to bone wounds that tells cells already at the injury site to repair the damage. The researchers call the nano-shell “polymer sphere”. “Using the polymer sphere to introduce the microRNA molecule into cells elevates the job of existing cells to that of […]

Poor sleep in old age linked to hardened brain arteries

New York, Jan 15 : Poor sleep quality in elderly people is linked with more severe arteriosclerosis — thickening and hardening of the walls of the arteries — in the brain as well as a greater burden of oxygen-starved tissue (infarcts) in the brain, says a new study. The condition can contribute to the risk […]