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The advisory asks all affiliated schools to be aware of sensitive and impressionable nature of minds of students For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsThis week’s quiz: How well do you know science’s most famous animals Test your knowledge Common ingredient in packaged food may trigger inflammatory disease Here’s another reason to avoid packaged foods—the ingredients that make them stable may promote chronic inflammatory diseases A new study suggests these ingredients mess with the barrier between our immune system and our gut bacteria Eating peanuts prevents allergy Want to avoid a peanut allergy Eat peanuts A new study finds that eating peanuts slashes the chance of developing a peanut allergy at least in kids at high risk of developing one The findings support a long-standing theory that ingesting potential food allergens can actually prevent allergies Should research animals be named Scientists once shied away from naming research animals Now except for rats and mice most research animals have proper names But is this practice good or bad for research Have your say Indian grad students take to streets over miserable pay Indian postgraduate students have taken to the streets nationwide by the thousands over the past week to protest overdue hikes to government stipends Unless demands are met soon protest leaders promise to take more drastic action such as a attempting a countrywide lab shutdown Monster black hole born shortly after big bang Astronomers have discovered a monstrous black hole in a barely newborn galaxy just 875 million years after the big bang The monster is 3000 times the size of our Milky Way’s black hole and to have grown so big so quickly it must have been munching matter at close to the maximum physically possible rate for most of its life Sound of mom’s voice boosts brain growth in premature babies Babies born prematurely are more than twice as likely to have difficulty hearing and processing words than those carried to full-term Now an unusual study with 40 preemies suggests that recreating a womblike environment with recordings of a mother’s heartbeat and voice could potentially correct these deficits DNA recovered from underwater British site may rewrite history of farming in Europe A new study of ancient DNA from a now submerged hunter-gatherer camp off the British coast suggests that wheat made its way to the far edge of Western Europe 2000 years before farming was thought to have taken hold in Britain In fact hunter-gatherers may have brought agricultural products to the British Isles by trading wheat and other grains with early farmers from the European mainlandWritten by Agencies | Los Angeles | Published: December 8 2010 12:30 pm Related News Socialite Kim Kardashian has emerged as the highest paid TV star of the yearearning USD 6 million The 30-year-old reality star topped the ranking by The Daily Beastbeating Lauren Conrad and Audrina Partridgereported Variety online Kimwho wrapped up her fifth season of ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ this yearmade her cash by promoting brands from Skechers to Kotex and also shilling for a skincare line and Quick Trim with her sisters She rakes in as much as USD 75000 for an appearance Former ‘The Hills’ star Conrad came second with USD 5 million from her burgeoning fashion career and trilogy of young adult books Her most recent one’Sugar and Spice’has sold more than 1 million copies in hardback Third was Bethenny Frankelwho rose to fame on ‘The Real Housewives of New York’ before getting her own ‘Bravo’ spin-offearning USD 4 million last year She made the most cash from her “skinny” serieswhich includes nutrition books and a margarita mix Partridge rounded off the top 5 alongwith Kate Gosselinboth earning USD 35 million each The former’s income stemmed majorly from a Carl’s Jr endorsementher deal with producer Mark Burnett and hosting a gig on internet network Yobitv Gosselin total income included USD 250000 per episode of her TLC showspeaking and book deals and her ‘Dancing With the Stars’ fees For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Agencies | Mumbai | Published: August 18 2010 12:02 pm Related News In a breakthrough which may pave the way for an effective treatment of inoperable cancersscientists at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) have developed promising radio pharmaceuticalswhich they claim can be used for curing skin and liver tumours besides alleviating rheumatic arthritis “A research carried out in BARC in collaboration with few hospitals in the country has shown Lutetium-177 (Lu-177)Yittrium-90 (Y-90) and Phosphorus-32 (P-32) as very effective therapeutic radionuclides (radio pharmaceuticals) that can be used in the treatment of cancers of liverskin and in non-cancerous maladies such as rheumatic arthritis and hemophilia” Dr Meera VenkateshHeadRadio pharmaceuticals Division said Lu-177with great potential in treatment of neuro-endocrine tumourshas advantages like shorter range of tissue penetration making it an ideal candidate for radiotherapy of smallersoft tumours It also has both gamma and beta emitting propertiesenabling it to be used in imaging studiesas well as for treatmentVenkatesh said India is leading in conducting research using Lu-177 based radio pharmaceuticals in the world Y-90 and P-32 have also proved to be effective in the treatment of liver cancerrheumatoid arthritis and skin cancer respectivelyshe said Dr V VenugopalDirectorRadiochemistry and Isotope saidBARC has been engaged over the last 50 years in distributing radioisotopes Molybdenum-99Iodine-131Samarium-153 for a variety of medical applications Since 1989these isotopes are being supplied by BARC through the Board of Radiation & Isotope Technology (BRIT)the unit of Department of Atomic Energydealing with commercial aspects of radiation and radioisotope supplyhe said In-vivo (inside human body) therapy using radio pharmaceuticals has been growing in the world Among the long list of potential therapeutic radionuclidesthe above three isotopes have better scope for wider use and hence pursued by BARChe said Lu-177 is presently considered as an excellent radionuclide for use in in-vivo therapy owing to its favourable nuclear decay characteristics Lu-177 decays with a half-life of 673 days by emission of Beta particles with maximum energies of 497 keV (786 per cent )384 keV (91per cent) and 176 keV (122per cent ) to stable Hafnium(Hf-177) The half-life of a radioisotope describes how long it takes for half the atoms in a given mass to decay Some isotopes decay very rapidly and thereforehave a high specific activity and others decay at a much slower rate “The physical half-life of Lu-177 is adequately long for supply to places far away from the reactors without appreciable decay loss Besidesit can be produced with sufficiently high specific activity with excellent radionuclide purity to almost 100 per cent using the moderate flux research reactors such as Dhruvaavailable in our country” Venkatesh said “This isotope available from the Radio pharmaceuticals division of BARC is being used for the preparation of Lu-177 DOTA-TATE and treatment of cancer patients suffering from neuro-endocrine tumours for the past two and a half yearsat five hospitals across India” she said Howeverthis radio pharmaceutical needs to be prepared at the hospital radio pharmacyowing to the limited stability of the productVenkatesh said Lu-177 labeled EDTMP (ethylenediaminetetramethylene phosphonic acid) is another agent which has great potential for use as an alternative bone pain palliation agent Preliminary clinical evaluation which is presently underway in Indiaexhibited promising results in terms of pain relief to the patients suffering from metastatic bone pain due to prostate carcinoma Lu-177 could also be considered as a promising radionuclide for developing potential agents for radiation synovectomy (surgical removal of inflamed joint lining in case of rheumatoid arthritis) Apart from theseLu-177 could be incorporated in a variety of biomolecules like peptidessteroids and antibodies for the development of different kinds of therapeutic agents for targeted therapy applications BARC is also working on Yittrium-90 which is a very good therapeutic isotope for treating large lesions Yittrium which has a half-life period of 64 hours can be made from Strontium-90 which is available from the waste arising on reprocessing of spent fuel from nuclear reactor “The strontium-90-yittrium-90 as a generator has a very good future for therapeutic purposes and strontium-90 with 298 years half-life has a very long shelf life from which Yittrium can be milked” Venugopal said “We have developed two kinds of generators for accessing Y-90; namelysupported liquid membrane and electrochemistry based generators and both have given Y-90 of very high clinical grade” Venkatesh said adding that we are working on Y90 for the treatment of liver cancer and also non-cancerous problems like haemophilia and rheumatoid arthritis Talking about Phosphorus-32 radio pharmaceuticalsshe said it is a beta emitter with 14-day half-life period and showed promising results in the treatment of melanoma (skin cancers) and fibrosarcoma (cancer of connective tissues) in animal experiments The experiments have shown that complete regression of skin cancer was possible if we put multiple applications of these beta emitters (P-32) in close contact (called Mould Brachytherapy) “Based on the animal experimentswe collaborated with All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and eight patients with different facial skin cancers were treated with multiple applications of the P-32 patch in close contact with the affected skin and the results were excellent” Venkatesh said “All patients were free of the disease after the treatment regimenwhich comprised of multiple application of the patch at an interval of a few days In factthe same P-32 coated patch can be used for two or three times and so the cost of treatment can be reduced to that extent” she said A scientific paper based on this was presented last year by AIIMS at a Nuclear Medicine conference in USand this work received wide attention as one of the potential radio pharmaceuticalsVenkatesh said Apart from the therapeutic agentsBARC has also developed two cold kits—for preparation of Technetium-99m (Tc-99m) tagged molecules Tc-99m is a tracer nuclide used for diagnostic imaging and is considered to be the work horse of diagnostic nuclear medicine A cold kit with reagents to prepare Tc-99m-TRODAT which has been proved to be potential for diagnosing differential Parkinson’s disease is developed at BARC The image obtained of a patient’s brain using Tc-99m-TRODAT will help the neuro-physician to select the mode of treatmentVenkatesh said This kit has been used for diagnostic purpose in nearly 100 patients in Jaslok hospital with good results Another cold kit developed is for preparation of Tc-99m labeled human serum albumin nanocolloidswhich will help in identifying sentinal lymph nodes (SLN)namely the lymph node/nodes into which the lymphatic fluid from the tumour is drained SLN imaging helps the cancer surgeon to decide the extent of operation to be performed and helps to avoid unnecessary removal of lymph nodes The clinical testing of this kit was carried out in Tata Memorial hospitalshe said adding “we are ready to for making the products of these kits” BARC has also developed miniature radioactive seeds for cure for eye cancer (ocular cancer) especially for retinoblastoma and ocular melanoma using brachytherapy Using the BARC developed Iodine-125 seedsaround 20 patients in Shankar Netralaya in Chennaifour patients in Hinduja hospsital in Mumbai and five Patients in Arvind HospitalCoimbatore took advantage of getting benefit of the treatment For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Agencies | Mumbai | Published: February 29 2012 3:39 pm Related News Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt says his upcoming release ‘Blood Money’ is not inspired by Hollywood blockbuster’Blood Diamond’ and has no similarities to own directorial film ‘Naam’ Produced by Mahesh Bhattthe film stars Kunal Khemuthe protagonistwho migrates to South Africa due to a lucrative job offer but ends up finding himself in the middle of an organised white collar crime syndicate The story line of this film seems similar to Oscar winning film ‘Blood Diamond’ starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Connely Also’Blood Money’ is touted as a remake of Bhatt’s own film’Naam’ starring Sanjay Dutt But Bhatt denies all these talks Noour film is not the Indian version of ‘Blood Diamond’ or anything of that sort ‘Blood Diamond’ dealt only with the industry of diamonds…that particular trade Our film is a journey of a middle class Indian who dreams of getting the best in the world and how this man suddenly finds himself in 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