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Gene therapy via skin may treat diabetes, obesity

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New York, August 7 (IANS): A new form of gene therapy administered through skin transplants can help improve treatments for Type-2 diabetes and obesity, researchers have claimed. Using CRISPR, researchers from the University of Chicago edited the skin stem cells from newborn mice which prompted the cells to secrete glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP1) — a […]

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New biosensor produces sweat even when patient is relaxed

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New York, August 7 (IANS): Researchers have developed a biosensor that uses a chemical stimulant to produce sweat even when the patient is relaxed and cool. Testing sweat, an important factor in understanding the hormones or chemicals, has several possible benefits over blood, according to the the findings published in the journal Lab on a […]

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Eating chocolate may provide relief from bowel disease

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New York, August 7 (IANS): Consuming protein rich foods such as nuts, eggs, seeds, beans, poultry, yogurt, cheese and even chocolates may foster a more tolerant and less inflammatory gut environment, which could mean relief for people living with abdominal pain and diarrhoea of inflammatory bowel disease, a study has said. These food items contain […]

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‘Children consuming online time like junk food’

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London, August 7 (IANS): Parents must intervene to stop their children overusing social media and consuming time online “like junk food”, according to a top official. In an interview on Saturday, Children’s Commissioner for England Anne Longfield slammed the ways social media giants use to draw children into spending more time. She said parents should […]

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Smartphones are rendering teenagers lonely and distressed

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New York, August 7 (IANS): Teenagers in the US today are working less, having less sex and are far less happy than previous generations because of increased use of smartphones, says a social psychologist who has been researching generational differences for 25 years. In an article for The Atlantic, adapted from her forthcoming book on […]

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NCP dissolved in Arunachal Pradesh, merges with NPP

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Itanagar, August 7 (IANS): In a huge blow to Sharad Pawar, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leaders in Arunachal Pradesh on Monday dissolved the party and merged it with the National People’s Party (NPP) in the state. The dissolution of the NCP in this BJP-ruled the state came after NCP leaders alleged that NCP President Sharad […]

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AR conduct security meetings in Manipur

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Dimapur, August 7 (EMN): Security meetings were conducted at HanumanTop COB of 45 Assam Rifles, Chandrakhong COB of 2 Assam Rifles and Andro COB of 6 Assam Rifles of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) on August 6 & 7. The meetings were attended by local of the area including […]

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Joykumar inaugurates five days training

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Our Correspondent Imphal, August 7 (EMN): Manipur Deputy Chief Minister Yumnam Joykumar Singh on Monday inaugurated a five days special national training programme on advancement of seed testing at ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Manipur Centre, Lamphelpat, Imphal. Addressing the programme, he stated ‘North Eastern Region has good climatic conditions which are normally suited […]

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‘Talks on for gas pipeline from Chittagong to Tripura’

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Agartala, Aug 7 (PTI): The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has taken up with Bangladesh for laying a pipeline for carrying natural gas from Chittagong to Tripura to meet the crisis of cooking gas (LPG) in the North-eastern region, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said today. “We are laying a pipeline for transportation of diesel […]

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N B Singh appeals people of Laos to explore Manipur’s culture, tradition

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Our Correspondent Imphal, August 7 (EMN): Comparing the National Flower of Laos, ‘The Dok Champa’ with Manipuri ‘Khage-Leihao’ or Temple/Pagoda tree, Manipur Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singh on Monday appealed to explore and share rich culture and traditions to bring closer the people of Lao with Manipur. “Given such similarities, I am sure we can […]

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