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AirAsia launches year-end sale, starting fare at Rs 1,299

Budget carrier AirAsia India on Sunday rolled out a heavily discounted fares scheme, offering customers starting ticket prices as low as Rs 1,299 for domestic travel and Rs 2,399 for international flights for a limited period. The bookings under the offer commence from 12.01am on Monday and will remain in effect till October 15, for the travel between October 2 and March 31, a release said. As part of the year-end, AirAsia offers fares from as low as Rs 1299 for domestic travel on the AirAsia India network covering destinations…

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Alzheimer’s gene may shrink brain starting in childhood

A gene associated with Alzheimer’s disease may shrink brain structures and lower thinking skills as early as in childhood, decades before the illness actually appears, says a research. The findings showed that children with epsilon(E)4 variant of the apolipoprotein-E gene showed differences in their brain development compared to children with E2 and E3 forms of the gene and were more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease. In such children the size of the hippocampus — a brain region that plays a role in memory — was found to be approximately 5…

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