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    New $2 salivia test detects Zika in a jiffy

    New York: Scientists have now developed a new $2 test that has been found in the lab to accurately detect low levels of the virus in saliva. The World Health Organization (WHO) recently announced that there was no need to postpone or move the Olympics from Brazil due to Zika’s presence, but concern over the virus’ spread and its link to serious birth defects is far from allayed.

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    Excess, insufficient sleep may raise diabetes risk in men

    London: Men who sleep either fewer or more hours than average may face a greater risk of developing diabetes, a new study has warned. In a group of nearly 800 healthy people, researchers observed sex-specific relationships between sleep duration and glucose metabolism. “In men, sleeping too much or too little was related to less responsiveness of the cells in the body to insulin, reducing glucose uptake and thus increasing the risk of

  • Lesbians, gays, bisexuals are not third gender: SC

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today refused to modify its 2014 order on transgenders while clarifying that lesbians, gays and bisexuals are not third gender. A bench comprising Justices A K Sikri and N V Ramana said it is amply clear from the verdict of April 15, 2014 that lesbians, gays and bisexuals are not transgenders.

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    Stars mopping cosmic dust to make universe cleaner

    London: The universe is becoming gradually cleaner as more and more cosmic dust is being mopped up by the formation of stars within galaxies, an international team of astronomers has revealed. Peering back 12 billion years using the Herschel space telescope to produce far-infrared images of the sky, the team led by researchers at Cardiff University was able to observe the very early formation of galaxies and compare them to galaxies that

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    Sheena Bora case: Give Shyam Rai’s confession copy to Sanjeev Khanna, HC

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today directed a CBI court trying the Sheena Bora murder case to furnish a copy of confession given by Shyamwar Rai, former driver of prime accused Indrani Mukherjea, to the co-accused Sanjeev Khanna. Rai, was the first accused to be arrested in the case in August 2015, taking the lid off the murder, after he was picked up in connection with an arms case.

  • Quess Corp’s Rs 400 cr IPO oversubscribed

    Mumbai: The initial public offer of staffing firm Quess Corp has been oversubscribed 1.16 times till the afternoon trade on the second day of the 3-day bidding. The IPO received bids for 82,07,820 shares against the total issue size of 70,96,774 shares, data available with the NSE till 1300 hrs showed.

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    Ten killed in jihadist suicide bombing in Cameroon

    Yaounde: A suicide bombing by a Boko Haram jihadist has killed at least 10 people in northern Cameroon, a security source said today. It was the latest in a spate of attacks blamed on the Nigeria-based Islamist militant group in northern Cameroon, which have driven tens of thousands of people from their homes. The security source said the attacker blew himself up in the town of Djakana near the Nigerian border overnight.

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    Briton charged with assassination attempt on Trump

    London: A Briton, arrested after allegedly trying to steal a police officer’s gun to shoot Republican Party’s presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump, has been charged with illegal possession of a weapons and disruption. Michael Sandford, 20, from Dorking in Surrey, was taken into custody at a Trump campaign event last week at the Treasure Island Casino in Las Vegas. He told police that his aim had been to kill Trump, the Guardian

  • I-T grievance: Taxpayers can now file a new ‘e-nivaran’ form

    New Delhi: In order to ensure quick redressal of taxpayer grievances, the Income Tax department will soon launch a new form called ‘e-nivaran’ on the lines of the ITR form to take care of issues related to refunds and others by sending personal SMSes and emails.

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    Mitchell ‘one Test innings’ away to become best Oz all-rounder: Shaun

    Melbourne: Australian top-order batsman Shaun Marsh believes his brother Mitchell Marsh is just `one Test innings away` to cement himself as the country’s best all-rounder in all formats. Mitchell produced an impressive performance with both bat and ball in the recently-concluded Caribbean tri-series, including his unbeaten 79-run knock that helped Australia secure their spot in the finals of the tournament.

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    Modi government’s vote share has dropped: Kejriwal

    Panaji: The vote share of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP could have slipped by around eight percent since May 2014, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Thursday.

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    Neymar, Costa named in Brazil Olympic squad

    Rio de Janeiro: Barcelona forward Neymar and Bayern Munich winger Douglas Costa have been included in Brazil’s 18-man squad for the Rio 2016 Olympics, the Brazilian Soccer Confederation (CBF) said on Wednesday. Rogerio Micale, the coach of the Brazil U-23 squad, also named 37-year-old Palmeiras goalkeeper Fernando Prass among the three players aged over 23 allowed by the International Olympic Committee, reports Xinhua.

  • "If you have to settle political scores, jump into the electoral battlefield. BJP workers don't fear anyone. Do do haath kar lenge," Amit Shah BJP Chief

    JD (U) questions Amit Shah’s “credentials” for criticizing Nehru

    New Delhi: Taking potshots at BJP president Amit Shah for blaming India’s first prime minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru’s “historic blunder” for the current impasse in Jammu and Kashmir, the Janata Dal (United) on Thursday said this shows his ignorance, lack of depth and intellectual knowledge.

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    Larger crowds don’t always produce wiser decisions

    New York: Even as the world laments Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, a new study has found that larger crowds do not always produce wiser decisions, reports IANS. In fact, when it comes to qualitative decisions such as “which candidate will win the election” or “which diagnosis fits the patient’s symptoms”, moderately-sized “crowds,” around five to seven randomly selected members, are likely to outperform larger ones, the study said.

  • Indo-Israeli medium range missile test fired

    Bhubaneswar: India on Thursday successfully test fired an Indo-Israeli Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missile off the coast of Odisha, officials said.

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    Mother’s ‘special’ diet may not shield kids from obesity

    London: An omega-3 rich diet and reduced consumption of meat that contains the so called “bad” fats during pregnancy may not offer children protection against obesity, the results of a long-term study show, reports IANS. Administering a special diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids and low in arachidonic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid, to pregnant women neither resulted in children being slimmer nor fatter than their counterparts from the control group whose mothers

  • Scientists

    Soon, stem cell therapy to treat patients with severe burns

    Washington: Scientists have discovered a new way to treat muscle regeneration in patients with severe burns using stem cell therapy, reports PTI. The research, from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in the US, shows that while a severe burn injury causes cell death in the muscles, it also induces the muscle regeneration properties of specific stem cells (satellite cells, the resident stem cell in skeletal muscle cells).

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    Novel technology delivers drugs to brain injuries

    Los Angeles: Scientists, including those of Indian-origin, have developed a new technology that could deliver drugs to treat traumatic brain injuries resulting from car crashes, falls or violence, says PTI. The discovery provides a means of homing drugs or nanoparticles to injured areas of the brain, researchers said. “We have found a peptide sequence of four amino acids, cysteine, alanine, glutamine, and lysine (CAQK), that recognises injured brain tissue,” said Erkki Ruoslahti

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    Environmental factors affect pubertal onset

    London: Apart from genes, environment and lifestyle factors that lead to chemical modifications of human genes can also influence a child’s pubertal timing, a new study has found, says IANS. Chemical modifications of the human genome — epigenetic modifications — occur when girls and boys enter puberty. The findings showed that epigenetic changes cause the unregulation of genes that are important for pubertal development.