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Young Startups Hope For Investment Boost, Focus On Digital Space

Many startups are also not planning to hire more people as of now. Bengaluru: The young startup industry is keeping a keen eye on what Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has in store in Union Budget for fiscal 2018-19, to be tabled in the Parliament on February 1. In Bengaluru, often considered India’s startup capital, NDTV spoke to startups to find out what is on their wish list. Goods and Services Tax (GST) still seems to be an issue for many young startups. Jayanth Sharma is the CEO and co-founder of…

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Genetically-engineered mosquitoes give hope against dengue

In a first, researchers have genetically engineered mosquitoes that have an increased resistance to infection by the dengue virus. After decades of research and countless control attempts, dengue continues to infect an estimated 390 million people around the world each year. Now, researchers report that mosquitoes carrying dengue virus (DENV) can be genetically engineered, giving an increased resistance to infection by the virus. When a mosquito bites someone infected with DENV, the virus needs to complete its lifecycle in the mosquito’s gut, eventually infecting its salivary glands, before it can…

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New hope for patients with deadly brain tumour

Non-invasive gene therapy could treat brain tumour (Fatine El Hassani/Getty Images) Researchers have found a potential new way of stopping one of the most aggressive types of brain tumour from spreading, which could also lead the way to better patient survival. Glioblastoma, which is one of the most common types of malignant brain tumours in adults, grow fast as well as spread easily. The tumour has threadlike tendrils that extend into other parts of the brain making it difficult to remove it all, the study from the University of Southampton…

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