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Scientists find where prion disease starts in eye

Findings will help research on human retinitis pigmentosa Hamilton, Montana, February 6, 2021 American scientists have found where prion disease precisely starts in the eye.National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists report the earliest eye damage from prion disease takes place in the cone photoreceptor cells. It specifically starts in the cilia and the ribbon synapses, according to their new study of prion protein collection in … Continue reading Scientists find where prion disease starts in eye

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Physician goads youth to emulate Pataudi and Banks on world disability day

Doha, December 3, 2020Young sportsmen and women should emulate former stars like Tiger Pataudi and Gordon Banks by excelling in their chosen vocation and overcoming all challenges as they both did, an Indian community leader said on Thursday.Speaking on International Day for People with Disability (IDPD), Dr Mohan Thomas said, “Indian cricket captain Pataudi, and England goalkeeper Banks, both famous stars of the 1960s era, … Continue reading Physician goads youth to emulate Pataudi and Banks on world disability day

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Namibia’s Nambala vows to make history at Paralympic Games in Tokyo

Namibia’s Paralympic athlete Johannes Nambala vows to make history in his sports career at Tokyo 2020 Games.‘I have no doubt Tokyo 2020 Games will be a turning point for me as I will make history in my sports career. I hope to achieve this by raising the bar to a level I have not yet reached,” says Nambala.His determination to succeed in Tokyo follows his … Continue reading Namibia’s Nambala vows to make history at Paralympic Games in Tokyo

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Five reasons why global investors are quivering

By Sudeep SonawaneSurat, October 2, 2020Fear and uncertainty prevails among investors over five key reasons that affect markets and global stability.The first is political. Global community health scare is second. The next two are stock market volatility and last is economic policy decision.Investors are concerned over the probability of a disputed outcome of US presidential election on November 2, a second backlash of coronavirus pandemic, … Continue reading Five reasons why global investors are quivering

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‘Eureka moment’ for experts in the global fight against Covid-19

Experts link some severe cases to genetic mutations or antibodies that attack the body ‘Men are more likely to develop severe forms of Covid-19’ By Sudeep SonawaneWashington, September 27, 2020Weak areas in immunity of some people explain why Covid-19 symptoms vary a lot, experts say after two recent studies that open new directions for treatment.Mutations in vital immunity genes of 3.5 percent patients and auto-antibodies … Continue reading ‘Eureka moment’ for experts in the global fight against Covid-19

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New security law ‘will not change Hong Kong’s capitalist system’

In an exclusive interview Chinese Ambassador to the State of Qatar Zhou Jian tells Ashraf Siddiqui China’s reasons to extend the term of Hong Kong’s Sixth Legislative Council. Doha, Qatar August 18, 2020 Could you explain why China’s National Peoples Congress decided to extend the term of Hong Kong’s Sixth Legislative Council?This decision follows the HKSAR Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s report sent to the central … Continue reading New security law ‘will not change Hong Kong’s capitalist system’

Pandemic rejuvenates India’s holy river Ganga

By Sudeep Sonawane & Dr Radhika NagrathHaridwar and Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, IndiaNovember 1, 2020.The coronavirus pandemic and the shutdown have cleaned India’s toxically polluted Ganga River. They have done what civil societies, state and federal governments’ several environmental projects and public money, running into billions of rupees, failed to do for decades.The largest of India’s 12 major river basins, the Ganga basin covers a land area … Continue reading Pandemic rejuvenates India’s holy river Ganga

Experts develop a wireless device that makes clean fuel from sunlight, CO2 and water

October 26, 2020Cambridge, EnglandResearchers have developed a wireless device that converts sunlight, carbon dioxide and water into a carbon-neutral fuel, without requiring any additional components or electricity.Development of Artificial Photosynthesis is a step closer with this research. Botanists term photosynthesis as the ability of green plants to convert sunlight into energy.A team from the University of Cambridge collaborated with University of Tokyo Professor Kazunari Domen’s … Continue reading Experts develop a wireless device that makes clean fuel from sunlight, CO2 and water

Manasi hopes featuring on TIME magazine cover will change perceptions on disability

“I’m privileged to represent the disability community that is so under represented in India. I am glad I got a voice because of my sport. I’m fortunate to use this voice to raise awareness about prosthetics, road safety, disability and inclusion,” says Manasi Joshi. Continue reading Manasi hopes featuring on TIME magazine cover will change perceptions on disability

Gurjar shakes off Rio trauma and hopes podium place in Tokyo

Sundar Singh Gurjar, centre, beat Dinesh Herath Mudiyanselage and Indian compatriot Ajeet Singh for javelin gold at Dubai 2019. Photograph: Luc Percival I am now throwing beyond 68 metres says India’s Para javelin ace By Jaswinder SidhuNew Delhi, September 27, 2020Sundar Singh Gurjar reached the call room 52 seconds late for the javelin event at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Event organisers disqualified him.India’s top … Continue reading Gurjar shakes off Rio trauma and hopes podium place in Tokyo