HC to hear pharma pleas against ban

The Delhi High Court is likely to resume tomorrow the hearing on pleas by over 30 pharma majors, including Pfizer, Glenmark, Procter and Gamble (P&G) and Cipla, challenging the government’s decision to ban sale of some of their fixed dose combination medicines. Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw, who has stayed operation of the government’s notification till […]

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Health-care stocks unlikely to rerate more

While the appetite for health-care stocks remains strong, the latest being HealthCare Global Enterprises, further re-rating of existing firms on the back of higher valuations sought by new firms is unlikely. Analysts say the recent re-rating of healthcare stocks has meant valuations have already factored in best-case scenarios. Sarabjit Kour Nangra of Angel Broking says […]

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New Technique Developed for 3D Imaging of Cells Under Your Skin

Scientists have developed a new technique that can create a 3D real-time image of individual cells or molecules under the skin of a living animal, showing intricate details of the lymph and blood vessels. The technique, called MOZART (for MOlecular imaging and characteriZation of tissue noninvasively At cellular ResoluTion), could one day allow scientists to […]

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This Fungus Could Lead to Better Rechargeable Batteries

In a first, researchers have shown that a fungus can transform manganese into a mineral composite with favourable electrochemical properties – paving the way for a better rechargeable battery in the near future. The findings suggest that fungus Neurospora crassa present in a red bread mold could be the key to producing more sustainable electrochemical […]

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This Glove Turns Your Hand Gestures Into Music

Love tapping your hand to the beat while sitting at your desk or a park bench? A US-based startup has created a high-tech glove that can turn those hand gestures into music. The glove, called the Remidi T8 wearable instrument, is equipped with pressure-sensitive sensors along its fingertips and palm. Its wristband controls how the […]

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Google Glass Helps Researchers Develop ‘Organs on Chips’

Using Google Glass, researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) in Massachusetts, US, have collected promising results as part of a technology known as “organs-on-chips”. Google Glass offers researchers a hands-free and flexible monitoring system, and enables them to give voice commands. The team first developed hardware and software to remotely monitor and control devices […]

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Planet With Eccentric Orbit Spotted

A team of researchers has spotted an extrasolar planet about 117 light-years from Earth that boasts the most eccentric orbit yet seen. In this case, “eccentric” doesn’t refer to a state of mind, but instead describes how elliptical a planet’s orbit is around its star. While the planets in our solar system have nearly circular […]

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Nasa Papers Reveal Details of Pluto’s Moons

Nasa scientists associated with interplanetary space probe New Horizons have revealed the former “astronomer’s planet” and its “intriguing system of small moons” in a comprehensive set of papers describing results from last summer’s Pluto system flyby. “These five detailed papers completely transform our view of Pluto – revealing the former ‘astronomer’s planet’ to be a […]

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Russian Spacecraft With US Grandpa Onboard Docks at Space Station

A Russian spacecraft carrying three crew to the International Space Station, including a US grandfather who is poised to enter the record books, has successfully docked with the orbital outpost, Nasa said. The crew docked at 0309 GMT Saturday some 407 kilometers (253 miles) above the Pacific Ocean, off the western coast of Peru, according […]

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Astronomers Spot Early Stages of Planet Formation

Astronomers studied the new images of a young star taken by the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) and said it reveals very early stages of planet formation. The scientists used the VLA to see unprecedented detail of the inner portion of a dusty disk surrounding the star, nearly 450 light years from Earth. […]

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