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Budget 2017 Wishlist: Travel and tour operators seek tax sops for inbound tours

Budget 2017 Wishlist: Travel and tour operators seek tax sops for inbound tours

Expecting attractive sops from the impending union budget, travel and tour operators have asked the government to exempt service tax on foreign exchange earned on inbound tours in the upcoming Budget.

Young forever? Breakthrough as Salk scientists discover how to reverse signs of ageing – WATCH!

Young forever? Breakthrough as Salk scientists discover how to reverse signs of ageing – WATCH!

As per a new study, researchers at the Salk Institute in the US have found that intermittent expression of genes normally associated with an embryonic state can reverse the hallmarks of old age.

Stress during pregnancy: How it affects your child's mental health

Stress during pregnancy: How it affects your child's mental health

Stressing out too much during pregnancy can cause long-lasting changes in the microbiome of the foetus, leading to anxiety and cognitive problems in them later.

Gene therapy may treat Alzheimer's disease

Previous studies by the same team suggest this gene, called PGC1 - alpha, may prevent the formation of a protein called amyloid-beta peptide in cells in the lab.

Shocking! Zika virus may be spread through tears, claims study

Zika virus causes mild disease in most adults but can cause brain damage and death in foetuses.

Gut bacteria therapy may help reduce weight gain

The researchers found that incorporating the engineered bacteria into the guts of mice both kept them from gaining weight and protected them against some of the negative health effects of obesity.

Antibodies that protect against Zika virus in mice identified, claim scientists

Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis claim to have identified antibodies that protect against Zika virus infection in mice.

Scientists identify anti-Zika antibodies in mice

US researchers said on Wednesday they have identified antibodies that specifically protect against Zika virus infection in mice, an important step toward developing a vaccine, better diagnostic tests and possibly new antibody-based therapies.

Two new Zika vaccines give '100% protection' to mice in tests!

These two vaccine candidates both provided complete protection against Zika virus challenge in mice, said study author Dan Barouch.

Mice in space showed liver damage after two weeks

Lab mice that spent just two weeks in orbit showed early signs of liver damage upon returning to Earth, raising concern about what long-duration spaceflight might do to humans, researchers said Wednesday.

Common crow, fruit bats, mice, rats vermin, not peacock: Goa govt

Downplaying the controversy surrounding proposal to classify peacock and state animal Wild Bison as 'vermin', Goa government has said in the Legislative Assembly that only common crow, fruit bats, mice and rats have been declared as nuisance animals.

Male virgin mice love watching violence more than sex

Male virgin mice love watching violence more than sex

When given an option of sex or sniffing, mice spent 41 percent of time watching sex videos, and 34 percent watching sniffing.

Male mice without Y genes can father offspring

 In a first, a team of researchers has successfully replaced both Y chromosomes in mice by increasing expression of just two genes while preserving the male's ability to produce offspring.

Cocaine makes brain cells cannibalize themselves, says study on mice

Cocaine makes brain cells cannibalize themselves, says study on mice

Researchers have contributed significant new evidence to support the idea that high doses of cocaine kill brain cells by triggering overactive autophagy (normal physiological process in the body that deals with destruction of cells), while working with mice.

How to get rid of common household pests naturally!

Fortunately, there are ways to prevent, discourage and treat common household pests naturally.

Gene-editing technique heals mice with muscular dystrophy

Researchers have succeeded for the first time in reversing a degenerative illness in mice, using a revolutionary gene-editing technique that one day may help cure similar diseases in humans.

Cure for baldness? Scientists identify new drugs

Researchers found some specialized drugs that inhibit the Janus kinase (JAK) family of enzymes can actually help hair grow.

'Brainy' mice may help treat brain disorders in humans

Altering a single gene has helped scientists create super intelligent mice and researchers believe that the findings could lead to new drugs for cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia and other conditions.

Cells in mice restore liver damage without cancer risk

In a breakthrough discovery, medical researchers have discovered a type of cell in mice which restores liver damage without the risk of cancer.