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

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“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… Read more »

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

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“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… Read more »

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

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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… Read more »

Enzyme to preserve nerve function identified : Research

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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…. Read more »

Childhood obesity may lead to hip disease, suggests research

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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… Read more »

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

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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… Read more »

Restless legs syndrome may cut sleep quality in pregnancy: Research

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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… Read more »

Yoga may protect against memory decline in old age : Research

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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… Read more »

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

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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… Read more »

Don’t miss: The most important research on sleep to come out this week

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A lot has been said about the importance of sleep. It is believed to help you avoid junk food, and help boost physical performance and cognitive function. But an excess of sleep or too little can be harmful for your health. Here’s what some recent studies done on the topic show: Not… Read more »