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Meet Checkpoints on T Cells to Attack Tumors

16 Aug 17

A research report showed the checkpoint inhibitors that can fire up various types of T cells to attack tumors. In detail it can be explained as there are cancer immunotherapies that are able to block two different checkpoints on T cells. It launches immune attacks on cancer by expanding different types of T cells that infiltrate tumors.

The research is developed by researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center report in the journal Cell. Jim Allison who is a Ph.D., Chairman and Professor of Immunology at MD Anderson said that the mechanisms of these two therapies mostly don’t overlap. Thus, it provides a reason that combining both works well than either alone. Mouse tumor models and human melanomas were treated with either anti- CTLA-4 or anti PD-1 checkpoint inhibitors. The researchers analyzed infiltrating immune cells from the mentioned models and melanomas.

The researchers used mass cytometry where they analyzed 33 surface markers and 10 intracellular markers to provide characterization to infiltrating cells.

By: Bhavna Sharma

Content: www.sciencedaily.com


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One Mistake That Every Shopaholic Does

15 Aug 17

Contain yourselves people, because we’ve got all the secrets and insider suggestions that are freshly discovered by the experts.

As per a recent study consumers make poor purchase decisions.  Michael Tsiros, professor of marketing at the University Of Miami School Of Business Administration has blamed people’s poor understanding of ratios. The professor stated that the consumer often makes a mistake about the average ratio information, such as comparing the fuel efficiency of two cars.

Perhaps the consumer bungle the numbers by incorrectly assuming the mathematic equation stated the researchers. This incorrect way of crunching the numbers leads to only 25-30 percent of shoppers getting the correct answer, said the experts.

Michael stated that people depend heavily on the 'normal' way to compute an average. Additionally, if they simply had ready access to software that calculates the average of ratios then people could make more informed decisions about many big-ticket purchases, such as cars.

By: Priyanka Negi

Content: www.sciencedaily.com

 

 



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Telepresence Will Definitely Revolutionize Scientific Exploration

14 Aug 17

 A new virtual approach to scientific exploration has been disclosed by researchers. This new approach to science in space is called by them as exploration telepresence. Recently, Apollo astronauts on the moon spoke with Mission Control on Earth. There was an observable time gap between a statement from Tranquility Base and its immediate acknowledgement from Houston.

This time gap lasted for almost three seconds or ten times longer than human reaction times would account for. The question of what was happening aroused. The answer to it was very simple and in fact just a word i.e. space. The moon takes its orbit at an enough distance from Earth. The light (and radio) takes 1.3 seconds from each way to travel the distance. When the exploration targets farther away, then there is an increase in delay. Thus, signals take between 5 and 40 minutes which are also depended upon the varying distance between the two planets.

Astronauts made scientific observations during Apollo missions and relayed it back to scientists on Earth whatever they witnessed. The findings worked well for lunar explorations but the time delay will reduce the quality and scientific value of such collaborations.

By: Bhavna Sharma

Content: www.sciencedaily.com



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Let’s Meet the Father of Amazing Science

13 Aug 17

When you think about famous scientists, those who changed the world and things you probably didn’t know, which are the few names that pop up in your mind? Few of them are CV Raman, Homi J. Bhabha, Visvesvaraya and many more. However, besides all these well-known names, Sir Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar is one of the scientists who have invented various innovative ideas.

Born in Bhera, Punjab region of British India Sir Shanti Swaroop was a well known Indian scientist and a professor of chemistry over 19 years.

Besides all the challenges such as poverty and loneliness scientist, Sir Santi Swaroop achieved the position of the first director-general of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). He is revered as the "Father of Research Laboratories". He was also the first Chairman of the University Grants Commission (UGC). As the saying goes that, “everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated and passionate about what they do”. Sir Shanti Swaroop was the true example to many who dreamt of changing the world. During his professional peak, he solved the industrial problem faced in India.  He developed the process for converting bagasse (peelings of sugarcane) into food-cake for cattle. Additionally, He also solved industrial problems for Delhi Cloth & General Mills, J.K. Mills Ltd. of Kanpur, Ganesh Flour Mills Ltd. of Layallapur, Tata Oil Mills Ltd. of Bombay, and Steel Brothers & Co. Ltd. of London.

By: Priyanka Negi

Content: Wikipedia



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Enjoy the Advantages of Kitchen Garden

12 Aug 17

Kitchen Garden is the need of the hour of every house. We all have some free space in our houses like balcony, courtyard or terrace which could be easily used to craft a kitchen garden. There are multitudes of advantages of keeping a kitchen garden that can be very beneficial for health.

One of the benefits is getting clean air which is the major problem in city life because of high pollution level. Planting some herbs, flowers, etc. in balcony or courtyard will improve the quality of air. Today, there is a rise in use of fertilizers and chemicals in food. The other important aspect is that herbs in our food detoxify chemicals from our body. The detoxifying plants are lemon grass, coriander/cilantro, mint, tulsi, celery, fenugreek, etc. A well maintained kitchen garden can uplift your mood and makes you more positive. A kitchen garden provides us with a space to explore creativity.

The practice of adopting a kitchen garden keeps one grounded and connected to the elements of Earth. It is a very good activity to energize your aura. Thus, every house should adopt this culture of building their kitchen gardens.

By: Bhavna Sharma

Content: www.thespiritualindian.com



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