Scientists discover new cell shape

Epithelial cells, which cover the surfaces of many organs, adopt a previously undescribed geometric shape — the scutoid — so that the tissue can curve, scientists have found. The epithelial cells adopt this form which looks like ‘twisted prisms’, according to the research published in the journal Nature Communications . Nature has found a solution to fold
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The E protein in Zika virus is mutated and very different from the envelop protein of other flaviviruses such as dengue, West Nilevirus, yellow fever and Japanese encephalitis. National Brain Research Centre-led team of researchers has successfully identified the molecular and cellular mechanisms by which Zika virus causes microcephaly. Babies born with microcephaly have significantly
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Will lay emphasis on increasing production of oilseeds Rajasthan has become the first State in the country to implement the national policy on biofuels unveiled by the Centre in May this year. The desert State will lay emphasis on increasing production of oilseeds and establish a Centre for Excellence in Udaipur to promote research in
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The government plans to strengthen the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines), 2011 under IT Act to address new forms of challenges on social media platforms. These rules have recently been invoked by corporations to have disparaging content taken off from social networking sites such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. The latest one comes from global beverage giant
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Hormone needed for pregnant women Doctors are already feeling the pinch with the government’s decision to ban oxytocin and its formulations for the domestic market. The move, which came into effect from July 1, was intended to curb the hormone injection’s misuse in cattle but the impact is being felt by pregnant women, who require
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The pink bollworm has again attacked cotton plants in Maharashtra this year, causing concern among farmers and the government. The pest had caused largescale damage to the cotton crop last year in central and eastern Maharashtra, the state’s main regions producing the commodity. The pink bollworm attack on cotton has been reported this year from
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The government told Parliament on Friday that a mediation cell would be set up under the apex child rights body, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), to resolve child custody disputes arising from cases of transnational marital discord. Minister of State for Women and Child Development Virendra Kumar also told the Lok
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The government told Parliament on Friday that a mediation cell would be set up under the apex child rights body, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), to resolve child custody disputes arising from cases of transnational marital discord. Minister of State for Women and Child Development Virendra Kumar also told the Lok
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Study says diabetes conferred an additional risk for women, compared to men People with diabetes are at significantly increased risk of developing cancer, and for women the risk is even higher. Researchers from The George Institute for Global Health found that diabetes conferred an additional risk for women, compared to men, for leukaemia and cancers
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It will be 20 for the rest of the world; the current limit is 250 chats To address the profusion of fake news being spread through forwards, and the government’s growing discontent with WhatsApp in tackling the issue, the messaging platform on Thursday said it is experimenting with a limit on the number of chats
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