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150 Sri Lankan students gets Mahatma Gandhi scholarships for study in India

Sri Lankan education minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam and Indian High Commissioner Taranjit Singh Sandhu gave the scholarships at a special ceremony held in Colombo on Wednesday.  This is the twelfth year in continuum that India has provided Mahatma Gandhi scholarships to bright students across Sri Lanka. The minister appreciated the assistance provided by India including for the new trilingual school ... Read More »

Sleep deprivation may increase Alzheimer’s risk: Study

Researchers found that sleeplessness accelerates the spread of toxic clumps of tau through the brain. Tau is a harbinger of brain damage and decisive step along the path to dementia. The findings published in the journal Science, indicate that lack of sleep alone helps drive the disease and suggests that good sleep habits may help preserve brain health. Tau is ... Read More »

Junk food diet raises depression risk: Study

The study by a University in UK found that eating foods which are known to promote inflammation such as those high in cholesterol, saturated fats and carbohydrates puts people at 40 per cent higher risk of depression. The team analysed data from 11 existing studies that focused on the link between depression and pro-inflammatory diets encompassing more than 100,000 participants, ... Read More »

Flowers originated 50 million years earlier than thought: Study

Till now, angiosperms (flowering plants) were thought to have a history of no more than 130 million years. The discovery of the novel flower species, which the researchers named Nanjinganthus dendrostyla, throws widely accepted theories of plant evolution into question, by suggesting that they existed around 50 million years earlier.  Nanjinganthus also has a variety of ‘unexpected’ characteristics according to ... Read More »