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CBSE frowns upon Gujarat riots question

The question, on which the board issued a statement, was on the Gujarat riots. It asked: "The unprecedented scale and spread of anti-Muslim violence in Gujarat in 2002 took place under which government?" The options given were Congress, BJP, Democratic and Republican. The board said that the question in the Class 12 Term 1 Sociology paper was "inappropriate and in violation of CBSE guidelines".
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Researchers develop model for treating HIV/AIDS, depression

Science Daily - 02/12/2021
With a shortage of mental health professionals, an international team trained nurses to treat clinically depressed HIV-positive people in South Africa -- the HIV/AIDS capital of the world.

From corals to humans, a shared trigger for sperm to get in motion

Science Daily - 02/12/2021
Coral sperm require a specific pH to move, which identified a signaling pathway that is shared by organisms including humans. The results have implications for how corals may fare in shifting marine conditions due to climate change.

Eye imaging technology breaks through skin by crossing beams

Science Daily - 02/12/2021
Biomedical engineers have demonstrated a method for increasing the depth at which optical coherence tomography (OCT) can image structures beneath skin. The new 'dual-axis' approach opens new possibilities for OCT to be used in applications such as spotting skin cancer, assessing burn damage and healing progress, and guiding surgical procedures.

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and artificial intelligence (AI) can detect early signs of tumor cell death after novel therapy

Science Daily - 02/12/2021
A recent study demonstrates that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and artificial intelligence (AI) can be used to detect early signs of tumor cell death in response to a novel virus-based cancer therapy.

Compound shows promise for minimizing erratic movements in Parkinson’s patients

Science Daily - 02/12/2021
A new study has identified a promising drug candidate to minimize uncontrolled, erratic muscle movements, called dyskinesia, associated with Parkinson's disease.

Engineers create perching bird-like robot

Science Daily - 02/12/2021
With feet and legs like a peregrine falcon, engineers have created a robot that can perch and carry objects like a bird.

New way of identifying early risk of cardiovascular disease

Science Daily - 02/12/2021
The risk of developing cardiovascular disease is strongly associated with 'bad' LDL cholesterol. A large study now shows that two proteins that transport cholesterol particles in the blood provide early and reliable risk information. The researchers now advocate introducing new guidelines for detecting cardiac risk and say the results may pave the way for early treatment, which could help lower morbidity and fatality rates.

Targeting the brain’s immune cells may help prevent or treat Alzheimer’s disease

Science Daily - 02/12/2021
A gene mutation linked to Alzheimer's disease alters a signaling pathway in certain immune cells of individuals with the disease, according to a new study. The team also found that blocking the pathway -- with a drug that's currently being tested in cancer clinical trials -- protects against many features of the condition in a preclinical model. The results could lead to new strategies to block the development of Alzheimer's disease or slow its progression.

Effectiveness of ointment that kills antibiotic-resistant bacteria shown

Science Daily - 02/12/2021
New research shows that use of a topical drug, called AB569, a combination of acidified nitrite and EDTA (or ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid) promotes killing of antibiotic-resistant bacteria while enhancing the healing of wounds in a variety of burn injuries.

Lunar radar data uncovers new clues about moon’s ancient past

Science Daily - 02/12/2021
The dusty surface of the moon -- immortalized in images of Apollo astronauts' lunar footprints -- formed as the result of asteroid impacts and the harsh environment of space breaking down rock over millions of years. An ancient layer of this material, covered by periodic lava flows and now buried under the lunar surface, could provide new insight into the Moon's deep past, according to a team of scientists.

Research reveals new evidence that sugary beverage tax impacts are sustainable, effective

Science Daily - 02/12/2021
Two new studies based in Seattle provide evidence that public policies to reduce consumption of added sugars through taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages are effective and sustainable.

Within an Antarctic sea squirt, scientists discover a bacterial species with promising anti-melanoma properties

Science Daily - 02/12/2021
Biologists have successfully traced a naturally-produced melanoma-fighting compound called 'palmerolide A' to its source: a microbe that resides within Synoicum adareanum, a species of ascidian common to the waters of Antarctica's Anvers Island archipelago.

Headwater refuges: Combined effect of drought and fire on stream communities

Science Daily - 02/12/2021
Life is water, and water is life. This truism certainly applies to the Pacific coast, where streams and rivers function as the region's arteries. The water they carry fosters plant life and wildlife in Southern California's Mediterranean climate. They provide sanctuary during droughts and often serve as the nexus for recovery after fires.

Researchers identify key RNA 'gatekeeper' in gene expression, pointing to possible new drug targets

Science Daily - 01/12/2021
Researchers have identified the first non-coding RNA that controls formation of chromosome loops, which govern gene expression. Jpx RNA was previously thought to be involved only in X chromosome inactivation, a necessary step in development of female embryos. This discovery could create new targets for drug developers.

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