Can a saliva test advance Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis?

Toronto, Dec 13 (IANS) Scientists have identified biomarkers that can help in early detection of mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease in saliva samples. A saliva test would prove useful in clinical settings for its ease and non-invasive nature. It also has the potential to detect neurodegenerative diseases earlier on,[Read More…]

‘Gully Boy’ to have world premiere at Berlin film fest (Lead)

Berlin, Dec 13 (IANS) Zoya Akhtar’s “Gully Boy”, starring Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt and Kalki Koechlin, will have its world premiere at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival. The first nine films chosen for the Competition and the Berlinale Special of the gala were announced via statement on Thursday. “Gully[Read More…]

S. African court orders Zuma to pay his legal fees

Johannesburg, Dec 13 (IANS) A South African High Court on Thursday ruled that former President Jacob Zuma must pay his own legal fees during his corruption trial. In November, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said the state would continue to cover Zuma’s legal costs until the court decided otherwise. “It[Read More…]

Kerala’s one film wonder Ajayan dead

Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 13 (IANS) Ajayan, who shot into fame with the only film that he directed “Perunthachen” (master carpenter), died here on Thursday, said his colleague and veteran character actor Nedumudi Venu. Ajayan breathed his last at a private hospital here after a cardiac arrest, Venu said. He is survived[Read More…]

India will ‘overachieve’ Paris commitments: Experts

By Vishal GulatiKatowice (Poland), Dec 13 (IANS) At a time when there is a call for all countries to do more to fight climate change, India is telling the world at the ongoing UN climate negotiations, COP24, that it is in a position to comfortably overachieve its Paris climate change[Read More…]

Senior citizens should get meaningful pension: SC

New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday said that senior citizens should get a meaningful pension to live with dignity, and not just the equivalent of Rs 92 at current value. The apex court said the State was “obligated to ensure” that the right to live with[Read More…]

Computer labs inaugurated in Haryana government schools

Gurugram, Dec 13 (IANS) State-of-the-art computer laboratories were inaugurated in three government schools in Haryana’s Gurugram district as part of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed by the Haryana government with Candor TechSpace, a spokesperson said here on Thursday. “This initiative is a contribution towards government initiatives to improve digital[Read More…]

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