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Australian archbishop guilty of concealing child sex abuse 22.5.2018 General News
An Australian archbishop was today found guilty of covering up child sex abuse in the 1970s -- one of the highest-ranked church officials globally to be successfully prosecuted for such offences. Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson, 67, was accused of concealing abuse by notorious paedophile priest Jim Fletcher in the Hunter region of New South Wales state by failing to report the allegations. He denied the charges and his legal team made four attempts to have the case thrown out, arguing Wilson's diagnosis of Alzheimer's should preclude him from trial -- even though it did not prevent him retaining his position in the church. Magistrate Robert Stone found him guilty at Newcastle Local Court of concealing a serious indictable offence of another person, with the archbishop facing a maximum of two years in jail. Sentencing will be at a later date. "I am obviously disappointed at the decision published today," Wilson said in a brief statement. "I will now have to consider the reasons and ..
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New drug could prevent brain damage caused by cosmic rays 22.5.2018 General News
Scientists have identified a drug that could prevent the brain damage caused by exposure to cosmic radiation. In the study published in the journal Scientific Reports, researchers found that the drug prevents memory impairment in mice exposed to simulated space radiation. Humans venturing beyond the Earth's protective magnetic fields will be exposed to levels of cosmic radiation estimated to be 1000 times higher than what we experience on Earth or even in the International Space Station's low-Earth orbit. Protecting astronauts from this harmful radiation will be key to making deep space exploration - and perhaps one day colonisation - possible. The researchers at The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in the US have previously found that exposing mice to simulated space radiation causes problems with memory, social interactions, and anxiety. They have also linked these symptoms of radiation exposure to activation of cells called microglia - part of the brain's immune ...
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Suven Life gets product patents from New Zealand, Norway 22.5.2018 General News
Suven Life Sciences today said it has been granted a product patent by New Zealand and Norway each corresponding to a new chemical entity (NCE) for treatment of disorders associated with neurodegenerative diseases. These patents are valid till 2034 and 2027, respectively, the company said in a BSE filing. "We are pleased by the grant of these patents to Suven for our pipeline of molecules in the CNS arena, which are being developed for cognitive disorders with high unmet medical need with a huge market potential globally," Suven Life CEO Venkat Jasti said. The granted claims of patents are being developed as therapeutic agents useful in treatment of cognitive impairment associated with neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer's disease, attention deficient hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Huntington's disease, Parkinson's and schizophrenia, it added. Suven Life Sciences shares were trading 1.86 per cent up at Rs 183.80 on BSE.
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Gene to combat Alzheimer's, Parkinson's identified 17.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Scientists have identified a gene that can help prevent the development of neurological disorders like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.
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Exercise does not slow cognitive decline in dementia patients 17.5.2018 General News
Exercising does not slow mental impairment in people with dementia, and may even worsen symptoms, according to a study which contradicts the belief that physical exercise can slow cognitive decline. Although the exercise programme improved physical fitness, it cannot be recommended as a treatment option for cognitive impairment in dementia, researchers said. Nearly 47.5 million people worldwide have dementia and the view that exercise might slow cognitive decline has gained widespread popularity. However, recent reviews of trials of exercise training in people with dementia have shown conflicting results. Researchers including those from University of Oxford and University of Warwick in the UK decided to estimate the effect of a moderate to high intensity aerobic and strength exercise training programme on cognitive impairment and other outcomes in people with dementia. The trial involved 494 people with mild to moderate dementia (average age 77 years) living in the community across ..
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Suven gets product patents by Australia, Singapore 17.5.2018 General News
Suven Life Sciences today said it has been granted two product patents by Australia and one by Singapore corresponding to a new chemical entity (NCE) for treatment of disorders associated with neurodegenerative diseases. These patents are valid till 2034, the company said in a BSE filing. "We are pleased by the grant of these patents to Suven for our pipeline of molecules in the CNS arena, which are being developed for cognitive disorders with high unmet medical need with a huge market potential globally," Suven Life CEO Venkat Jasti said. The granted claims of patents are being developed as therapeutic agents useful in treatment of cognitive impairment associated with neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer's disease, attention deficient hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Huntington's disease, Parkinson's and schizophrenia, it added. Suven Life Sciences shares were trading 1.46 per cent down at Rs 188.90 on BSE.
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Suven Life Sciences secures Product Patents in Australia and Singapore 17.5.2018 General News
The granted claims of the patents include the class of selective H3 Inverse agonists and 5HT6 compounds respectively and are being developed as therapeutic agents for major depressive disorders and for the treatment of cognitive impairment associated with neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer's disease, Attention deficient hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Huntington's disease, Narcolepsy, Parkinson and Schizophrenia respectively.
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Ray Wilson, member of England's 1966 World Cup winning side, dies 16.5.2018 General News
Ray Wilson, a member of the England team that beat West Germany in the 1966 World Cup final, has died aged 83, former club Everton announced. An outstanding left-back, Wilson won 63 caps with 1966 a memorable year for him as he won the FA Cup with Everton at Wembley and a few weeks later the World Cup as hosts England beat West Germany 4-2 at the same stadium. Wilson had bene diagnosed with Alzheimers in 2004. "Everton Football Club is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Ray Wilson," read a statement on the club website. "Unquestionably one of the finest footballers to wear the royal blue jersey, Ray passed away on Tuesday evening, aged 83." Wilson, named Ramon after pre-World War II film star Ramon Navarro and married for 61 years to Pat, who survives him, and the father of two boys, Russell and Neil, never lost his love for Everton whom he joined in 1964. "He loved it at Goodison, absolutely loved it," Pat said last year. "He still does. If they are on television, that is it.
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'Exergaming' may slow down risk of Alzheimer's: Study 16.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) who indulge in exergames -- video games that are also a form of exercise -- may experience significant improvement in complex thinking and memory skills, according to a study.
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'Exergaming' may keep Alzheimer's at bay 15.5.2018 General News
Exergaming - playing interactive video games that require physical exercise - can improve complex thinking and memory skills help people at risk of Alzheimer's disease, scientists say. Older adults with often a precursor to Alzheimer's, showed significant improvement with certain complex thinking and memory skills after exergaming, according to a new study. "Exergaming is one more thing that could be added to the arsenal of tools to fight back against this cruel disease," said Cay Anderson-Hanley, associate professor at Union College in the US. Previously research show that seniors who exercise using the features of interactive video games experienced greater cognitive health benefits than those who rely on traditional exercise alone. For the latest study published in the journal Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, researchers wanted to target older adults diagnosed with or at risk for MCI. MCI is most common in people over age 55. By age 65, approximately 15 to 20 per cent of the ...
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Scientists transfer memory between animals 15.5.2018 General News
Scientists have successfully transferred a memory from one marine snail to another, an advance that could lead to new treatments for trauma due to painful events and diseases like Alzheimer's. RNA, or ribonucleic acid, has been widely known as a cellular messenger that makes proteins and carries out DNA's instructions to other parts of the cell. It is now understood to have other important functions besides protein coding, including regulation of a variety of cellular processes involved in development and disease. The researchers from University of California, Los Angeles in the US gave mild electric shocks to the tails of a species of marine snail called Aplysia. The snails received five tail shocks, one every 20 minutes, and then five more 24 hours later. The shocks enhance the snail's defensive withdrawal reflex, a response it displays for protection from potential harm. When the researchers subsequently tapped the snails, they found those that had been given the shocks displayed a
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Scientists have transferred memory between animals: Here's how 15.5.2018 DNA: Popular News
Scientists have successfully transferred a memory from one marine snail to another, an advance that could lead to new treatments for trauma due to painful events and diseases like Alzheimer's. RNA, or ribonucleic acid, has been widely known as a cellular messenger that makes proteins and carries out DNA's instructions to other parts of the cell. It is now understood to have other important functions besides protein coding, including regulation of a variety of cellular processes involved in development and disease. The researchers from University of California, Los Angeles in the US gave mild electric shocks to the tails of a species of marine snail called Aplysia. The snails received five tail shocks, one every 20 minutes, and then five more 24 hours later. The shocks enhance the snail's defensive withdrawal reflex, a response it displays for protection from potential harm. When the researchers subsequently tapped the snails, they found those that had been given the shocks displayed a defensive ...
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'Daily Mile' could boost children's health, fitness: study 13.5.2018 General News
The Daily Mile - a popular initiative in the UK which involves children taking a 15-minute break from class to do physical activity - improves fitness, body composition and activity levels in school students, a study has found. Researchers from University of Stirling and University of Edinburgh in the UK said that policymakers should consider introducing The Daily Mile to improve the health and fitness of schoolchildren around the world. The findings indicate The Daily Mile can help combat global problems such as low physical activity, high sedentary behaviour, declining fitness levels and high levels of obesity. "Our research observed positive changes in children who participated in The Daily Mile intervention, compared to our control school where the scheme was not introduced," said Colin Moran from University of Stirling. "It suggests that The Daily Mile is a worthwhile intervention to introduce in schools and that it should be considered for inclusion in government policy, both at
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Animals can mentally replay past events: study 11.5.2018 General News
Scientists have found the first evidence that animals can mentally replay past events from memory, a discovery that could help develop new drugs to treat Alzheimer's disease. "The reason we are interested in animal memory is not only to understand animals, but rather to develop new models of memory that match up with the types of memory impaired in human diseases such as Alzheimer's disease," said Jonathon Crystal, a professor at Indiana University in the US. Most preclinical studies on potential new Alzheimer's drugs examine how these compounds affect spatial memory, one of the easiest types of memory to assess in animals, said Crystal, who led the study published in the journal Current Biology. However, spatial memory is not the type of memory whose loss causes the most debilitating effects of Alzheimer's disease. "We are interested in episodic memory - and episodic memory replay - because it declines in Alzheimer's disease, and in aging in general," said Danielle Panoz-Brown, a ...
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Aadhaar case: SC judge recounts ailing mother's pension hurdles; top points 10.5.2018 Latest News
A five-judge Constitution Bench, headed by CJI Dipak Misra, is hearing a batch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the Aadhaar scheme and its enabling law
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Citing Mother's Example, Supreme Court Judge Says Aadhaar "Serious Issue" 10.5.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
Supreme Court judge, Justice D Y Chandrachud, the son of late Chief Justice of India Y V Chandrachud, today recalled a personal experience during the hearing on the Aadhaar issue that his mother, who...
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Aadhaar: SC judge recalls ailing mother facing problems to get pension 9.5.2018 General News
Supreme Court judge, Justice D Y Chandrachud, the son of late Chief Justice of India Y V Chandrachud, today recalled a personal experience during the hearing on the Aadhaar issue that his mother, who was suffering for Alzheimer's disease, had faced difficulty in authentication to get pension. Justice Chandrachud is part of the 5-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, which is hearing a batch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the Aadhaar scheme and its enabling law of 2016. During the hearing, the bench, also comprising Justices A K Sikri, A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan, said Aadhaar authentication failures could create problems for those in need and some solution has to be found to address the issue. Recalling his experience, Justice Chandrachud said "my mother, who was suffering from Alzheimer's disease was entitled to family pension being the wife of a former Chief Justice of India (late Justice Y V Chandrachud). "She ..
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Mild Head Blows Could Up Dementia Risk: 4 Foods To Increase Brain Power 9.5.2018 NDTV News - Latest
These head blows in its in little way causes brain changes which could potentially increase the risk of dementia
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Suven secures product patents in Australia, Eurasia and Europe 9.5.2018 General News
Suven Life Sciences today said it has been granted a product patent by Australia, Eurasia and Europe corresponding to a new chemical entity (NCE) for the treatment of disorders associated with neurodegenerative diseases. These patents are valid till 2034, the company said in a BSE filing. "We are very pleased by the grant of these patents to Suven for our pipeline of molecules in the CNS arena, which are being developed for cognitive disorders with high unmet medical need with a huge market potential globally," Suven Life CEO Venkat Jasti said. The compounds are being developed as therapeutic agents useful in the treatment of cognitive impairment associated with neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer's disease, attention deficient hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Huntingtons disease, Parkinsons and schizophrenia, it added. Suven Life Sciences shares were trading 0.84 per cent up at Rs 186 on BSE.
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Brain cholesterol may increase Alzheimer's disease risk 8.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Cholesterol -- a molecule normally linked with cardiovascular diseases -- may also play an important role in the onset and progression of Alzheimer's disease, researchers have found.
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