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Bone bandage accelerates repair

In a proof-of-principle study with mice, the bandage helped to accelerate callus formation and vascularisation to achieve better bone repair by three weeks. The research points toward a general method for improving bone repair after damage that could be applied to medical products such as biodegradable bandages, implant coatings or bone grafts for critical defects. The results appear in the …

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Anxious parents raise kidults with poor coping skills

SANCHITA SHARMA The frequent and dramatic discussions on rape, sexual violence and assaults are fuelling fear and social anxiety that has made people feel threatened and unsafe, making some overly aggressive about protecting their friends, family and the social fabric. The specific biomarkers for anxiety disorders have not been identified, which makes it difficult to identify persons at risk. But …

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Taekwondo is a game of legs and Goans are fast: Raju Mangeshkar

Taekwondo is a sport that has been obscured in Goa despite the laurels won by sportspeople, thinks SUSHANT CHIMULKAR Taekwondo, a Korean martial art, is a martial arts that has found a place in the Olympics and is very popular world over especially in South Asian countries, Europe and US but is yet to find its footing in cricket-crazy India. …

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P Anand, the story of just awards!

In sports, it is often said that if you are talented and hard-working, you are bound to get your dues, sooner or later. It could be true for many fortunate ones, but there are few less fortunate as well who are waiting for ‘ages’ to see the saying come true. Goa’s senior taekwondo player P Anand is one such unfortunate …

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Time to turn the page?

December is Read A New Book Month. But new can be old, if there is a classic or celebrated work that’s been lying neglected on your bookshelf for years. Ten writers tell us about the books they have yet to finish Poulomi Banerjee Celebrated modernist writer, James Joyce’s last words are believed to have been, “Does nobody understand?” The writer …

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Lights, camera, wag

Professionals are offering outdoor, indoor or studio shoots; props or nature settings; bibs, bowties or tiaras – so pet parents can capture the perfect moment with their dogs and cats Cherylann Mollan Birthday parties, holidays, family get-togethers — professional photographers are capturing them all, except now the subjects are not the people, but their pets. As pet parents get more …

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Life and leadership of Inder Kumar Gujral

This was a prime minister who readily – in fact, happily – faced questions about his lapses and failure Karan Thapar Last Wednesday was Inder Kumar Gujral’s 100th birthday, but, nearly 22 years after he stopped being prime minister (PM), I wonder how many of you remember him? He was small and slender, with a striking goatee, large spectacles, and …

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How safe is your seafood?

MANEKA SANJAY GANDHI Health and fitness advisors often emphasise on seafood for muscles, high protein, weight loss, etcetera. Few of them have studied the health risks that come with eating seafood. Mali Ston is an Adriatic Sea coastal town in Croatia, known all over the world for its unique farmed oysters. For centuries, rows of oyster-filled underwater farm beds have …

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How quizzical…

Here’s the unusual journey of a word which initially meant an oddball, then became the equivalent of a joke, and now indicates a set of questions Shashi Tharoor Quiz (noun): Brief examination of a student on some subject It’s always amazing that Indian students, who have to undergo so many tests and exams, still seem to enjoy participating in a …

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Unsettling the Northeast

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, has faced its most fierce backlash in the Northeast. This is not a surprise, for it is the Northeast which has witnessed the intersection of debates around ethnicity, religion, citizenship, migration and cross-border flow of people most intensely. In Assam, the anti-immigrant sentiment led to a mass movement, culminating in the exercise to update the …

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