Unlicensed Street Dentists Filling Tooth Gap for the Poor in India

Ignoring noisy buses and curious onlookers, street dentist Allah Baksh plunges his hands into a patient's mouth to fit a sparkling set of dentures for (Dollar) 12 in the Indian city of Bangalore. With his plastic stool, mirror and glass cases of teeth on display, Baksh is among hundreds of such dentists frowned upon by their licensed counterparts in rapidly modernizing India. But the 54-year-old insists he is providing an essential service to tens of millions of poor who ...
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Most People Tend to Locate Their Sense of Self in the Brain

Whether people locate their sense of self in the brain or the heart can have a major influence on people's decision-making, revealed experts at Rice University and Columbia University. The study found that most of us locate our sense of self in the brain rather than the heart, and this common self-perception has very real consequences in our lives. The results also suggest that advertising messages targeted at people with independent self-construals compared with messages targeted ...
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Cipla’s British Arm Buys 51% Equity Stake in Uganda-Based Quality Chemicals Ltd

The British subsidiary of Indian drug major Cipla Ltd has acquired 51% equity stake in Uganda-based Quality Chemicals Ltd for (Dollar) 30 million (Rs.191 crore) in tranches from its current shareholders. As per the agreement that both companies signed on Thursday, Cipla (EU) Ltd will pay (Dollar) 8 million (Rs.51 crore) upfront and the balance amount of Rs.140 crore in five equal installments of (Dollar) 4.41 million annually to the shareholders. This transaction is expected to be completed by July. ...
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Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day Comes to America, Helping Needy Children

Red Nose Day 2015 was a fund-raising event organized by Comic Relief. Dressed in red, clown-style noses sprouted like mushrooms on faces across America Thursday the event aimed at raising funds to help needy children. Half of the money raised will go to American charities for children, and the other half to international ones. The event saw the likes of Kim Kardashian and 'Game of Thrones' star Peter Dinklage don a cherry red ball on their facial appendage. Like ...
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Many Female College Freshmen are at High Risk of Sexual Assault and Rape

Many freshmen women have been forcibly sexually assaulted or raped, says a new study at a private university in the Northeastern US. The study comprised of 483 women who were a representative sample of the freshmen class and who volunteered to partake in the study. The data was collected using questionnaires when freshmen women arrived on campus, at the end of their fall semester, at the end of their spring semester and at the end of the summer following ...
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Indian-Origin Scientist Discovers A Method to Turn Simple Blood Sample into Nerve Cells

Stem cell scientists led by Mick Bhatia from the McMaster University have successfully converted adult human blood cells into neural cells. The team directly converted adult human blood cells to both central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) neurons as well as neurons in the peripheral nervous system (rest of the body) that are responsible for pain, temperature and itch perception. This means that how a person's nervous system cells react and respond ...
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Severe Infections of Any Type can Also Affect Your Intelligence Quotient

In addition to harming your physical heath, severe infections of any type can affect your mental capacity as measured on an intelligence quotient (IQ) scale, a new research has found. The researchers found that infections in the brain affected the cognitive ability the most, but many other types of infections severe enough to require hospitalization can also impair a patient's cognitive ability. "Our research shows a correlation between hospitalization ...
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Memories of a Particular Food Have an Influence on Food Choices: Psychologists

A new study published in the scientific journal iNeuron/i proves that you are more likely to go for a food if your memory for it is stronger though it may be an unattractive option. Psychologists conducted a study on how memory influences our choices by offering various foods and using scans to track brain activity. The influence of memory is mediated by increasing communication between the relevant brain areas. The neural and cognitive mechanism ...
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New System Allows Patients to Control the Movement of Robotic Arm as They Wish

In a pioneering feat, a team of US scientists has developed a novel system that allows a patient to control the movement of his robotic arm with his intention. The researchers from California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and Keck Medicine of University of Southern California surgically implanted a chip in that portion of the brain of a paralyzed patient that doesn't directly control movement but rather the intent to move. The patient can now perform ...
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