Author Archives: Narsing Rao Sridhar

Fried Food Affects Brain, Results in Obesity: Study

Fried food or fat intake causes inflammation that impedes brain to control hunger and in turn fueling obesity, said a new study. The main problem for people is to control how much they eat, when to stop and what type of food to eat, which turn to obesity, said researchers from University of Naples Federico II in Italy. The study ...

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Apple Upbeat as Billionth iPhone Sold

At an employee meeting in Cupertino this morning, CEO Tim Cook announced that Apple sold the billionth iPhone on Wednesday, July 27, 2016. “Last week we passed another major milestone when we sold the billionth iPhone. We never set out to make the most, but we’ve always set out to make the best products that make a difference. Thank you ...

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Arthritis: 3-D Hip Joint Ball Developed from Stem Cells Successfully

To treat arthritis in hips that requires extensive surgery to replace them, scientists have programmed stem stells to grow new cartilage on a 3-D template shaped like the hip joint ball. Further, they have activated the new cartilage to fend off return of arthritis by releasing anti-inflammatory molecules from the new cartilage. Developed by Washington University School of Medicine in ...

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New Brain Mapping to Help in Autism, Schizophrenia, Dementia, Epilepsy

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have developed a new map of the landscape of the cerebral cortex – the outermost layer of the brain and the dominant structure involved in sensory perception and attention, as well as distinctly human functions such as language, tool use and abstract thinking. With the features of a typical brain ...

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Indian Origin Scientist Develops New Filter to Make Dirty Water Drinkable Using Sunlight

An Indian origin scientist and his team of researchers from Washington University in St. Louis have developed a material that can filter out dirt in water with "Veritable wonder material" graphene oxide sheets, using sunlight without any battery. The graphene oxide sheet is a good conductor of heat and electricity that can work wonders to treat dirty and contaminated water, ...

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Karnataka Bus Strike Ends, Schools to Open Tomorrow

  The striking bus unions called off the protest after the Karnataka State government rescinded on its stand and agreed to a pay hike of 12.5% instead of 10%. However, Thursday also coincides with the Bandh call given over Mahadayi project case that was lost in courts by Karnataka. “The strike has been called off, we have agreed to 12.5%,” ...

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BMTC Bus Strike: Many Schools to Open Tomorrow

As Karnataka is beset with transport strike for over three days with no signs of relief, many schools have decided to go ahead and open on Thursday. Even the deputy commissioners who issue holiday have decided to let schools open and see the situation. [FLASH: Bus strike Ends, Schools to Open Tomorrow] To begin with many Bangalore schools with their ...

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Cockroach Gut Milk the Future of Food Supplement?

Ten years ago when Nathan Coussens, a young researcher at Iowa noticed shiny crystals spilling out of a roach’s gut, he was shocked an dhis fellow researcher dismissed them as organic salt crystals commonly found in the gut of insects, birds and reptiles. But Coussens didn’t stop there and his persistence proved that they were indeed milk protein. The roach ...

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BMTC Strike Not Called Off, Some Schools Opt for Holiday, Others to Open

The ongoing BMTC, KSRTC and other RTC unions continuing their two-day strike into an indefinite strike, the government tried to push the trainees and mechanical engineers to run some skeletal bus service with no relief for commuters. Many schools have taken pre-emptive action declaring a third day holiday on Wednesday too. While many office-goers are given the option to work ...

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10 Myths About Diabetes: How to Overcome?

According to the Lancet study in April this year, there is a fourfold rise in the number of diabetics – from 108 million in 1980 to 422 million in 2014 and half of them live in five countries -India, China, USA, Brazil and Indonesia. In China, the numbers rose from 20.4 million in China in 1980 to 102.9 million in ...

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Karnataka Bus Strike: COMEDK Counselling to Go On

The Karnataka government has given nod to all district education officials to decide and declare two-day holidays for schools and colleges owing to Karnataka bus strike from midnight Sunday for two days. But COMEDK said the second round of counselling scheduled for Tuesday for engineering aspirants will be held as per schedule. While the talks are still open, the government ...

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Tilted Trains to Run on Bangalore-Mysore Stretch in 90 Mts Soon

If the ongoing trial of tilted trains or light-weight trains of Spanish company Talgo is successful, it would be introduced on the stretch between Bangalore and Mysore, brining down the travel time from 3 hours to half of it at 90 minutes, said Railways minister. Union Minister for Railways Suresh Prabhu on Saturday said the train clocked 180 kmph in ...

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Karnataka Bus Strike Tomorrow: Schools Closed, What Else to Expect?

As Karnataka transport unions BMTC, KSRTC and regional transport corporations have declared a two day strike from Sunday midnight, the buses will be off roads in Bangalore and the entire Karnataka on Monday and Tuesday. [SEE: Karnataka Strike: Holiday for Schools on Monday, Tuesday as RTC Buses go Off Roads] All schools will be closed as per the government directive but ...

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India Expels 3 Chinese Journalists, Including One Ex-JNUite

India has expelled three journalists of the Chinese official news agency, Xinhua, by not extending their visa, which is usually done without hassles unless the host country wants to send a signal of ill-feeling. One of the three journalists include a woman who studied at JNU before joining Xinhua. The journalists are — Wu Qiang bureau head in New Delhi, ...

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Feed Future India-US Program to be Launched on Monday

A new Agriculture Partnership between US and India to achieve Ever Green Revolution to address Global Food Security that was announced during the State visit of US President Mr. Barak Obama to India in November 2010, has finally took its shape for launch onMonday, July 25, 2016. The Triangular Cooperation to address Food Security Challenges in Africa. This pilot stage ...

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Athlete Neeraj Chopra Awarded Rs.10 Lakh Prize for IAAF Record

Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra was given Rs.10 lak award for creating world record on way to the gold in the IAAF world Under -20 athletics Championship at Bydgoszcz, Poland on Saturday. Neeraj Chopra’s 86.48 m effort gave India its first World record and the country’s first ever gold in any World Athletics Championship. Minister of State for Youth Affairs and ...

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