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Genetic switch behind heart muscle's growth discovered

London, Sep 4 (IANS) Researchers from Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) in Barcelona, Spain, have found a unique genetic switch that appears to guide stem cells so that they develop into specialised heart muscle. Led by epigeneticist Dr Luciano Di Croce, the team found a protein known as Mel18 that is responsible for regulating a piece of cellular machinery that applies temporary silen...

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Social media post leads to violence in Agra

Agra, Sep 4 (IANS) Tension prevailed in Agra on Friday after some religious comments on social media led to violence between two communities the previous day. Additional security forces have been called in to control the situation in the Shamshabad area here. Police said a Facebook group had posted some material described as biased and highly provocative by members of another co...

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'US cop tackled Indian grandfather in an improper manner'

Washington, Sep 4 (IANS) An Alabama police officer accused of using excessive force against an Indian grandfather walking in his son's neighbourhood used an improper method to subdue him by slamming him down to the ground, a US court was told. Appearing as a prosecution witness at the trial of former police officer Eric Parker, 26, in a Huntsville, Alabama federal court Thursday Capt. J...

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Valdes warned me about Man United coach Van Gaal: Pedro

Oviedo (Spain) Sep 4 (IANS) Spanish footballer Pedro revealed his national teammate Victor Valdes warned him about his problem of playing under Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal before he joined English football club Chelsea. Pedro was linked with a move to Old Trafford for much of the summer before Chelsea took advantage of their rivals' indecision by completing a late deal.

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US Open results

New York, Sep 4 (IANS) The following are the US Open results on Thursday, the fourth day of the 2015 tournament at Flushing Meadows (prefix number denotes seeding), according to Xinhua news agency. Men Second round 5-Stan Wawrinka, Switzerland, bt Hyeon Chung, South Korea, 7-6 (7-2), 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (8-6) Ruben Bemelmans, Belgium, bt 28-Jack Soc...

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Teachers play big role in students' life: PM

New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said teachers play a big role in students' life. He said teachers have a great responsibility towards shaping the future of children. We pay tributes to (late president) Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and mark his birthday as Teachers' Day, Modi said on Friday, a day ahead of Teachers' Day. The prime minister was a...

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New strategy to treat diabetes found promising

Washington, Sep 4 (IANS) Offering a promising strategy to treat people with Type-2 diabetes, researchers have found that shutting down a liver protein could reduce glucose production in the liver and lower blood sugar levels. We think this strategy could lead to more effective drugs for Type-2 diabetes, said principal investigator Brian Finck, associate professor of medicine at Washingto...

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Scientists map all genes behind embryo development

London, Sep 4 (IANS) An international team of scientists has for the first time mapped all the genes that are activated in the first few days of a fertilised human egg. Led by Sweden's Karolinska Institutet, the researchers showed that the newly identified genes can interact with the junk DNA -- essential to the start of development. There are approximately 23,000 human genes in ...

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Surging Donald Trump signs Republican loyalty pledge

Washington, Sep 4 (IANS) To the relief of the Republican establishment, the party's presidential frontrunner Donald Trump has signed a pledge to support the eventual party nominee and promising not to make an independent or third-party run. I have signed the pledge, the real estate mogul declared Thursday waving an agreement requested by the Republican National Committee, at a packed new...

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Andhra policeman shoots himself, dies

Hyderabad, Sep 4 (IANS) A police constable shot himself dead in Andhra Pradesh's Chittoor district early Friday, police said. The constable was deployed at a red sander warehouse at Renigunta in Chittoor district. Other policemen present there rushed him to Ruia Hospital in Tirupati but he died on the way. Santosh Kumar of the 9th battalion of Andhra Pradesh Special Poli...

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Indian equities open lower

Mumbai, Sep 4 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities, the sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), on Friday opened lower and was trading at 25,377.74 points some 23 minutes after the opening bell. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading lower at 7,688.90 points, with a loss of 134.10 points or 1.71 percent. The 30-...

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Brazilian soccer standings

Rio De Janeiro, Sep 4 (IANS) The following are the Brazilian Serie A standings after the latest round of matches completed on Thursday (tabulated under games played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points), according to Xinhua news agency. 1 Corinthians 22 15 4 3 35 15 49 2 Atletico Mineiro 22 13 3 6 37 21 42 3 Gremio 22 12 5 5 31 17 41 ...

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Azarenka fights back into US Open third round

New York, Sep 4 (IANS) Former world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka cruised past Yanina Wickmayer 7-5, 6-4 to advance to the third round of the US Open at Arthur Ashe Stadium here late Thursday. I really had to fight back. When somebody's playing well, you just try to find a way, said Azarenka, who is seeded 20th this year after struggling with injuries much of 2014, reports Xinhua. Down...

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US stocks end mixed amid mixed data

New York, Sep 4 (IANS) The US stocks pared early gains to end mixed on Thursday, as investors tried to digest a batch of mixed economic reports. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 23.38 points, or 0.14 percent, to 16,374.76. The S&P 500 inched up 2.27 points, or 0.12 percent, to 1,951.13, Xinhua news agency reported. The Nasdaq Composite Index lost 16.48 points, or 0.35 ...

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Sunny Friday morning in Delhi

New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) It was a sunny Friday morning here with the minimum temperature settling at 26 degrees Celsius, the Met Office said. According to the weather office, the sky will remain clear throughout the day. The maximum temperature would hover around 37 degrees Celsius. The humidity at 8.30 a.m. was recorded at 59 percent. Thursday's maximum temperatur...

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Indian-American academics spar over Modi visit to Silicon Valley

Washington, Sep 4 (IANS) Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Silicon Valley, a war of words has broken out between pro and anti Modi academics of Indian descent spread over major American universities. The first salvo was fired by over 100 professors who engage South Asia in our research and teaching, asking US technology executives to be wary of supporting Modi's Digital In...

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Oil prices climb as US stocks stabilize

New York, Sep 4 (IANS) Oil prices gained late Thursday as the rebound of US equity market bolstered investors' optimism for the economic growth of the world's largest crude-consuming nation. The West Texas Intermediate for October delivery moved up 50 cents to settle at $46.75 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, while Brent crude for October delivery increased 18 cents to close...

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Forty injured in Mangalore Express derailment

Chennai, Sep 4 (IANS) Around forty people were injured when a train derailed in Tamil Nadu's Cuddalore district early Friday, an official said. Six coaches of the the Mangalore Express got derailed near Poovanur railway station near Virudhachalam, 230 km from here. Officials from the railways, police and district administration have visited the accident site, the official said.

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Brazil Serie A results

Brasilia, Sep 4 (IANS) The following are the results from Brazil Serie A after Wednesday's matches, according to XInhua news agency. Internacional bt Vasco da Gama 6-0 Joinville tied Sao Paulo 0-0 Ponte Preta lost to Cruzeiro 1-2 Atletico Mineiro lost to Atletico Paranaense 0-1 Flamengo bt Avai 3-0 Corinthians bt Flumi...

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Euro 2016 qualifying standings

Paris, Sep 4 (IANS) The following are the Euro 2016 qualifying standings after Thursday's matches (tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points), according to Xinhua news agency. Group A Iceland 7 6 0 1 15 3 18 Czech Republic 7 5 1 1 14 9 16 Netherlands 7 3 1 3 13 7 10 ...

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