HT Spotlight | For Kashmiri research scholars, Mohali’s NIPER opens doors to Indian diversity

“Look at it through my eyes and you will realise that NIPER is a great organisation that is not only the best in the country for pharmaceutical research, but treats all without any religious or social discrimination,” says 26-year-old Mir Asrar, who topped in the Joint Entrance Test of National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER). A bright Kashmiri boy, Asrar is pursuing his PhD in pharmaceutical. He belongs to Budgam in Jammu and Kashmir. He adds that this premier institute purely promotes scientific temperament, but also opens a…

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HT Spotlight | For Kashmiri research scholars, Mohali’s NIPER opens doors to Indian diversity

“Look at it through my eyes and you will realise that NIPER is a great organisation that is not only the best in the country for pharmaceutical research, but treats all without any religious or social discrimination,” says 26-year-old Mir Asrar, who topped in the Joint Entrance Test of National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER). A bright Kashmiri boy, Asrar is pursuing his PhD in pharmaceutical. He belongs to Budgam in Jammu and Kashmir. He adds that this premier institute purely promotes scientific temperament, but also opens a…

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Better to discuss JNU’s research than Army tank issue: Minister

Kolkata Union minister of state for human resource development Mahendra Nath Pandey on Tuesday dubbed the controversy over demand to place a decommissioned tank in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) premises as “meaningless”. “It is better if you discuss the good research works that come out of JNU. These discussions are meaningless,” Pandey told mediapersons here on the sidelines of an Assocham event. JNU vice chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar had on Monday said that “presence of an Army tank will constantly remind students of the great sacrifice and the valour of…

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Global Education Technology (Ed Tech) Market Research Report 2017-2022

Global Education Technology (Ed Tech) Market 2017 Market Research Report is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Education Technology (Ed Tech) industry. The Education Technology (Ed Tech) market around the globe is one of the most burgeoning and enormously categorized sector comprising. This global market has been emerging at a higher rate with the development of innovative techniques and an escalating consumer preference. The global market is a broad field for players offering huge opportunities for growth. The global market is the cornerstone of the global development…

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Enzyme to preserve nerve function identified : Research

Researchers have identified an enzyme that plays a crucial role in the degeneration of axons, the threadlike portions of a nerve cell that transmit signals within the nervous system. The discovery could open new pathways to treating or preventing many brain diseases since axon loss occurs in all neurodegenerative diseases. The research team discovered a new role of the enzyme Axundead — or Axed — in promoting self-destruction of axons. When Axed function was blocked, injured axons not only maintained their integrity but remained capable of transmitting signals within the…

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Childhood obesity may lead to hip disease, suggests research

Obesity may put children at increased risk of hip disease, a condition that can cause life-long morbidity, suggests new research. Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE) is the most common hip disease of adolescence. The condition always requires surgery, can cause significant pain, and often leads to a hip replacement in adolescence or early adulthood. “Ultimately this study helps us to better understand one of the main diseases affecting the hip in childhood,” said one of the study authors Daniel Perry from the Institute of Translational Medicine, University of Liverpool, in…

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Having a purpose in life can help you sleep better : Research

Older adults who live with a purpose in life are more likely to have a good night sleep and less sleep apnoea as well as restless leg syndrome, a study has showed. Individuals have more sleep disturbances and insomnia as they get older. But, the findings demonstrated that people who felt their lives had meaning were 63 per cent less likely to have sleep apnoea — shallow breathing or pauses in breathing during sleep, several times per hour. Further, they were 52 per cent less likely to have restless leg…

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Restless legs syndrome may cut sleep quality in pregnancy: Research

Pregnant women with restless legs syndrome (RLS) are more likely to have poor sleep quality, excessive daytime sleepiness and poor daytime function, researchers say. RLS is a condition characterised by a nearly irresistible urge to move the legs, typically in the evenings. The results showed that 36 per cent of women in their third trimester experienced RLS, and half of the women with RLS had moderate to severe symptoms, at least four times per week. “While we expected that RLS would be relatively common in pregnant women, we were surprised…

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Yoga may protect against memory decline in old age : Research

Doing yoga for a long time could change the structure of your brain and protect it against cognitive decline in old age, suggests new research. When the researchers imaged elderly female yoga practitioners’ brains, they found that the “yoginis” have greater cortical thickness in the left prefrontal cortex, in brain areas associated with cognitive functions like attention and memory. As we age, the structure and functionality of our brains change and this often leads to cognitive decline, including impaired attention or memory. One such change in the brain involves the…

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‘Ovarian tissue freezing’ may provide hope for fertility treatment : Research

Ovarian tissue freezing can be an alternative method to promote fertility, especially in women who cannot undergo egg freezing due to cancer or other medical reasons, researchers say. The procedure which is still considered experimental involves removal and freezing of ovarian tissue for later use. The study, published in the journal Reproductive Sciences, showed that ovarian tissue freezing helped nearly four out of 10 (37.7 per cent) women to have children later in life. Between 1999 and 2016, a total of 309 ovarian tissue freezing procedures resulted in 84 births…

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