Current Affairs - October, 2011

Uses of Transitmycin

Transitmycin is a new anti-bacterial, anti-viral molecule recently isolated by scientists of the Tuberculosis Research Centre at Ramanathapuram. This new molecule has proven to be effective for all types of HIV. It was tested against the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, ‘C’ (more common in India) and ‘B’ where it was found to be effective. Now TRC ..

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Presence of Salty Water on Mars

Recently, the high-resolution photographs taken by Nasa’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (Landed Mars in 2006) show fingerlike streaks up to five yards wide that appear on some steep slopes in the planet’s late spring. The observations show that these streaks grow and shift through summer, reaching hundreds of yards in length before they fade in winter. ..

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Information on EndoBarrier®

The EndoBarrier® Gastrointestinal Liner is a breakthrough product designed to help patients regain control of type 2 diabetes and obesity. The EndoBarrier has received European CE mark approval and is commercially available in Chile, Germany, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. EndoBarrier is an implanted sleeve, that looks like a giant sausage skin, which they ..

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India and Heart Attacks

As per a World Bank Study published in February 2011, Indians and inhabitants of the South Asian Countries are very prone to heart attacks and suffer their first heart attack six years earlier than other groups worldwide. The age for first heart attack in Indians versus others was 53 vs 59 years. Indians also had ..

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Thin band of Anti-protons covers Earth- Study

Recently, a study was published in the ‘Astrophysical Journal Letters’, which has confirmed the theoretical work that predicted the Earth’s magnetic field could trap antimatter. A team of researchers led by the University of Bari, for the first time spotted a thin band of anti-matter particles, called anti-protons, enveloping the Earth. This study says that ..

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