New 3D device mimics heart’s biomechanical properties

New York, Feb 27 : Scientists have created a three-dimensional (3D) organ-on-a-chip that can mimic the heart’s amazing biomechanical properties. The new I-Wire device, which represents about two millionths of a human heart, controls the mechanical force applied to cardiac cells. The device consists of a thin thread of human cardiac cells 0.014 inches thick […]

Afghanistan no threat to any country: Ghani

Kabul, Feb 27 : Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Monday said his country is not a threat to any other country. “Afghanistan is an independent country and will remain so for hundreds of years to come,” Ghani said here. “Those who want to change Afghanistan into a battle field will take their wishes to the […]

DU student approaches DCW against online threats

New Delhi, Feb 27 : A Delhi University student who got rape and death threats on social media after launching an online campaign against the ABVP on Monday approached the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW). Gurmehar Kaur met DCW chief Swati Maliwal and complained against the online threats she had been receiving ever since she […]

Mapping dolphin proteins may benefit human health

New York, Feb 27 : Mapping all the proteins found in the dolphin genome could pave the way for finding a new way to treat some common diseases that affect humans, say researchers. “Dolphins and humans are very, very similar creatures,” Ben Neely of the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) said in […]

Sasikala cannot vote, EC should disqualify her as AIADMK leader: Ex-MP

Chennai, Feb 27 : Citing legal provisions that bars a convict from exercising the right to vote, former AIADMK Member of Parliament K.C. Palaniswamy on Monday urged the Election Commission to disqualify V.K. Sasikala as party General Secretary. Former Chief Election Commissioner T.S. Krishnamurthy told IANS that law has to prevent convicts from holding party […]

London Stock Exchange merger under threat

London, Feb 27 : The 24.5-billion-pound ($30 billion) merger of the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and its German counterpart Deutsche Boerse could collapse after the LSE said the deal was unlikely to be approved by the European Commission (EC), the media reported on Monday. The EC had ordered the LSE to sell its 60 per […]