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Indian, two others win Polya Prize for solving complex maths puzzle

Jul 11, 2014

Indian, two others win Polya Prize for solving complex maths puzzle

Indian mathematician, Nikhil Srivastava, has been named a joint winner of the Polya Prize for finding proof of a riddle that had eluded mathematicians. #didyouknow #indian #ScienceBuzz #Polya Prize #George Polya Prize #Nikhil Srivastava #Mathematician
Budget 2014 promises 4 news AIIMS,  but Rs 500 cr won't be enough

Jul 11, 2014

Budget 2014 promises 4 news AIIMS, but Rs 500 cr won't be enough

In the Budget 2014 speech, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that the government will set up four new All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in the country. #Finance minister #Arun Jaitley #All India Institute of Medical Sciences #AIIMS #Budget 2014 #AIIMS institutes #New AIIMS
First time ever: Scientists 'switch off' consciousness in a patient's brain

Jul 10, 2014

First time ever: Scientists 'switch off' consciousness in a patient's brain

For the first time, researchers have been able to switch off consciousness in a woman by electrically stimulating a single brain area. #Human brain #HealthBuzz #Brain #scientists #ScienceBuzz #Science Buzz #Consciousness #Switch-off Consciousness
Beautiful full moon night? It might reduce your sleep by 20 mins

Jul 09, 2014

Beautiful full moon night? It might reduce your sleep by 20 mins

People may actually sleep 20 minutes less and take longer to fall asleep on a full moon night, a new study has found #Health #Moon #Sleep #HealthBuzz #ScienceBuzz #Full moon #Science Buzz #Beauty Sleep #Sleeping #Lunar cycle
CBI to exhume Badaun gangrape victims' bodies for second autopsy

Jul 09, 2014

CBI to exhume Badaun gangrape victims' bodies for second autopsy

The two cousins, aged 14 and 15, went missing from their house on the night of 27 May and their bodies were found hanging from a mango tree in the village in Ushait area the next day. The postmortem report of the two girls confirmed that they were raped before being murdered. #BreakingNow #India #CBI #Crime #Central Forensic Science Laboratory #Badaun #Badaun rape #Naya Daur Party

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India's clean energy at the cost of biodiversity?

Jun 05, 2013

India's clean energy at the cost of biodiversity?

Biodiversity conservationists say that solar, wind and hydel power projects sound the death knell for many animal species. #World #India #climate change #Solar energy #National Solar Mission #MoEF #World Environment Day #Bio diversity #UNFCC #ATREE #National Environmental Sciences Program
India, US firms join hands to make HIV war affordable

Jul 12, 2011

India, US firms join hands to make HIV war affordable

A big US pharma company has finally taken proactive measures (learning from history no doubt) to license innovative drugs to low-cost drug makers in India so that they reach the people who need them the most. #Ranbaxy Laboratories #GeekSpeak #HIV/AIDS #Antiretroviral drug #Gilead Sciences

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India, US firms join hands to make HIV war affordable

Jul 11, 2014

U.S. senators ask Gilead Sciences to explain high cost of hepatitis C drug

Two U.S. senators asked Gilead Sciences Inc. to produce documents explaining why its new hepatitis C drug is priced at $84,000 per treatment course, raising renewed concerns over the high costs to taxpayers...
India, US firms join hands to make HIV war affordable

Jul 11, 2014

Senators Investigating Hepatitis C Drug Pricing

The Senate Finance Committee launched an investigation into Gilead Sciences's high pricing of the hepatitis C drug Sovaldi, which costs $84,000 for a standard regimen... #Senate Finance Committee #Gilead Sciences, Inc.
India, US firms join hands to make HIV war affordable

Jul 11, 2014

NYU offering summer STEM classes for city's kids

Nearly 500 city students are taking classes in STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — in mostly free summer camp programs operated by New York University... #Senate Finance Committee #Gilead Sciences, Inc.