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How Continents Formed on Earth? Geologists Go Back 2.5 Billion Years to Reveal it

A Virginia Tech team of geologists have traced how continents were generated on Earth more than 2.5 billion years ago and continued till 70 million years ago affecting the planet’s life, climate and the landscape. Published in Nature Geoscience, the study focused on recent geologic events such as volcanic activity 10 million years ago in what is now Panama and ...

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Unfolding the JNU saga: Rakesh Batabyal’s Book Throws Light on JNU Origin

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Those who are not familiar with Jawaharlal University (JNU) and feel it is only a leftist institution, here comes a book that demystifies the myth and traces the origins of one of the country’s prominent educational institutes. The book, titled “JNU: The Making of a University” (Harper Collins, pp 459, Rs 799) launched recently by JNU academic Rakesh Batabyal, is ...

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Rare cancer’s genetic pathway identified

The “mutational landscape” of a rare, highly fatal form of liver cancer that disproportionately affects people in Asian countries has been identified. Scientists from Simon Fraser University (SFU) in Canada collaborated with Chinese researchers to identify how these mutations affect genes and signal pathways that might drive the formation of tumours in intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC). “Our research will be an ...

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Ebola Outbreak: WHO Ponders Ethics Behind Experimental Treatment of American Victims

World Health Organization said it will convene a panel of medical ethicists to explore the use of experimental treatment in the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa as there is no registered medicine or vaccine against the virus. There are mainly three experimental options underway currently. The recent treatment of two health workers from Samaritan’s Purse with experimental medicine has ...

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