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‘Accidental activists’: Essex parents fight academy trust’s takeover of school

 Parents, pupils and teachers march through Waltham Abbey to protest at the takeover of Holy Cross school by Net Academies Trust. Photograph: David Levene/The Guardian About 150 children and parents have marched to save their Essex school from being forcibly taken over by an academy trust, in one of the largest protests of its kind. Five- and six-year-olds waved placards ... Read More »

Aspirin can aid in fight against tuberculosis: Study

According to the World Health Organization, Tuberculosis is one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide. In 2017, 10 million people fell ill with TB, and 1.6 million died from the disease. Aspirin can aid in fight against tuberculosis: Study (Representational image)  |  Photo Credit: Getty Images Sydney: Aspirin can prevent tuberculosis (TB) bacterium from hijacking immune cells and allow ... Read More »

This new therapy could boost the immune system’s ability to fight skin cancer

Scientists say they have identified a molecule that can be added to a cancer vaccine to boost the immune system’s ability to fight skin cancer. A study, published in the journal PNAS, found that adding the molecule called Diprovocim to an existing vaccine can draw cancer-fighting cells to tumour sites. Experiments in mice with melanoma suggest the therapy could increase ... Read More »

IBM Wins $83 Million in Groupon E-Commerce Patent Fight

A US jury awarded IBM $82.5 million (roughly Rs. 562 crores) after finding that Groupon infringed four of its e-commerce patents. Friday’s verdict is a boon to IBM’s intellectual-property licencing business, which last year brought in $1.19 billion (roughly Rs. 8,200 crores) for the company, holder of more than 45,000 patents. IBM sued Groupon for $167 million (roughly Rs. 1,150 crores), accusing it of ... Read More »

Facebook Reportedly Buying UK-Based AI Startup to Fight Fake News

Facebook is reportedly acquiring London-based startup Bloomsbury AI that has developed natural language processing (NLP) technology to help machines answer questions. According to a report in TechCrunch on Monday, “multiple sources say Facebook is paying between $23 million and $30 million (roughly Rs. 157 crores and Rs. 205 crores) to acquire Bloomsbury AI”. The social media giant aims to deploy the ... Read More »

Blogging competition aims to fight fake news

MANILA – In a bid to fight the spread of fake news, a group of truth advocates will stage a blogging competition later this month. Tagged the #BreaktheFake Blogathon, the contest will pit groups of three writers against each other for a chance to win P10,000. The team which comes in second will get P5,000, and the third placer will ... Read More »

Fight your cold and flu with Vitamin D

Fight your cold and flu with Vitamin D Regular intake of Vitamin Dsupplements may help protect against cold and flu, as well as tackle high levels of the vitamin’s deficiency in countries like India, a study has said. The ‘sunshine vitamin’ as it known, not just improves bone and muscle health but also protects against respiratory infections by boosting levels ... Read More »

Doctors arm immune system to fight cervical cancer cells

Doctors arm immune system to fight cervical cancer cells (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) Doctors were bewildered when they went through the case sheet of a woman who was diagnosed with advanced cervical cancer nearly 10 years ago. More than a year after a full dose of radiotherapy, cancerhad spread to the lung. By then the disease should have claimed her life. ... Read More »

Chennai Book Fair 2017 begins tomorrow: Token system to fight demonetisation cash crunch

Chennai Book Fair 2017 begins tomorrow: Token system to fight demonetisation cash crunch The 40th Chennai book fair will begin tomorrow on January 6 at St. George School on Poonamallee High Road and will end on January 19. BAPASI has introduced an internal token system at the venue which would ease it out for people to make purchases. Representative Image ... Read More »

Vaccine shows promise in fight against breast cancer

IANS | Jan 4, 2017, 03.53 PM IST Vaccine shows promise in fight against breast cancer (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) An experimental vaccine is safe and effectively stimulates the immune system leading to regression of early-stage breast cancer, show results of a clinical trial. The researchers created the vaccine from immune cells called dendritic cells that are harvested from each individual ... Read More »