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D-Day For CAPR Today, OMED Hands Out Pink Slips, JAZZ Hits Right Notes...

India, April 25 -- Capricor Therapeutics Inc. (CAPR) will be announcing 6-month results from its phase I/II trial of CAP-1002 for the treatment of heart disease associated with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a rare, life-threatening genetic disorder for which treatment options are limited.

The phase I/II trial of CAP-1002 is known as HOPE.

As you may know, the first FDA-approved treatment for DMD is Exondys 51, man... Read More


At least 10 in minibus killed by roadside bomb in northwest Pakistan

India, April 25 -- A remote-controlled roadside bomb targeting a minibus killed at least 10 people and wounded several others in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan on Tuesday, an official in the region said.

"Ten people were killed, including a woman and one child," Shahid Ali Khan, assistant political agent for Kurram Agency in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), told Reuters.

Khan said the militants plante... Read More


Farhan Akhtar sheds his suave look, goes rustic for Lucknow Central. See first pic

India, April 25 -- The makers of Nikhil Advani's next production, Lucknow Central have shared a new picture from the movie and Farhan Akhtar dons a completely new look. Shedding his urban, cool image, Farhan is seen in a rustic attire, holding his meal even as Punjabi star Gippy Grewal stares him down.

Gippy is currently enjoying the success of his latest Punjabi film Manje Bistre which is touted as the biggest Punjabi film at the box office.

S... Read More


Zaheer Khan meets his special one, but Anil Kumble congratulates wrong Sagarika

India, April 25 -- Zaheer Khan's announcement about his engagement with actor Sagarika Ghatge set the social media abuzz on Monday. Joining the long-list of well-wishers were Indian cricket team coach Anil Kumble but he made a goof-up.

It was a case of mistaken identity for Kumble as he tagged the wrong Sagarika while wishing his former teammate.

The former India leg-spinner instead of tagging the actor mistakenly tagged Sagarika Ghose, who is ... Read More


Sukma attack an outcome of intelligence failure?

Raipur, April 25 -- At least 26 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were martyred and six others were injured in a Maoist attack at Burkapal in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh yesterday.

This was the second attack in just over one month in the same district. The last was on March 11 when 12 security personnel were killed.

Despite having sophisticated weapons and training, each attack by Maoists leave the forces helpless. Yesterday's at... Read More


World Malaria Day: Odisha to distribute insecticidal nets in worst-hit districts

India, April 25 -- The Odisha government will start distributing long-lasting insecticidal nets - also called medicated nets -in three tribal-dominated districts prone to malaria on the occasion of the World Malaria Day this Tuesday.

The state administration will launch the campaign in Malkangiri, Koraput and Nabarangpur districts from April 25. "The medicated nets will help reduce the rate of malaria cases in the state," an official said. Aroun... Read More


#WorldMalariaDay: Effective steps to prevent Malaria

New Delhi, April 25 -- The theme for World Malaria Day this year is "End Malaria for Good".

Malaria is caused due to the Plasmodium parasites which are carried by the Female - Anopheles mosquito. Out of five, two species of the parasite, P. falciparum and P. vivax, pose the greatest threat to human beings. Once the mosquito bites the person, the parasite enters the liver infecting the red blood cells.

These begin to grow and reproduce in red bl... Read More


Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales to launch news service Wikitribune

India, April 25 -- Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales is planning a free online news service called Wikitribune in what he says is an effort to combat fake news.

The news service, Wales says, will combine the work of professional journalists and volunteers. The service is intended to be both ad-free and free-to-read, so will rely on supporters for donations.

Experts suggest Wikitribune could become a trusted site but its influence might be limite... Read More


AAP's Alka Lamba accuses BJP of trying to poach MLAs, gets into Twitter war with Shazia Ilmi

New Delhi, April 25 -- Chandni Chowk MLA Alka Lamba has alleged that BJP leaders are calling Aam Aadmi Party legislators and luring them to switch sides by offering ticket in the Lok Sabha elections or coveted government posts.

In a series of tweets, the AAP legislator claimed that she, too, received a call from a BJP leader. Though she did not name the BJP leader, Lamba said she will make the phone recording public at an opportune time.

"The B... Read More


Frozen fruits, vegetables help achieve nutrition goals for potassium, fiber, calcium

Washington DC, April 25 -- According to a recent study, people who consume frozen fruits and vegetable have significantly higher intakes of key nutrients, such as potassium, fiber and calcium.

The study was presented at 2017 Experimental Biology meeting.

The research analysed the data of National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) from 2011-2014.

When consumers of frozen fruits and vegetables were compared to non-consumers of fro... Read More