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July 8, 2024 6:59 PM

Study identifies thousands of high-risk cancer gene variants

Scientists have made a groundbreaking discovery, identifying over 5,000 genetic variations that contribute to cancer growth. This landmark study, conducted by researchers from the Wellcome Sanger Institute, The Institute of Cancer Research, London, and the University of Cambridge, also uncovered a potential therapeutic target for treating and possibly preventing certain cancers. The research, published in Nature Genetics, focused on the BAP1 gene, known as a 'tumor defense' gene. Using an innov...

July 4, 2024 11:05 PM

UK election brings few hopes or fears to cautious City of London

The UK financial sector is warming to Labour's pro-business overtures and pledges to provide stability and support, but many in the City remain wary it could be targeted to prop up Britain's stretched public finances further down the line. Under leader Keir Starmer, the Labour Party - expected to win Thursday's UK election - has assiduously courted the City of London, mindful that his plans for boosting economic growth will need a big dose of private capital. In the last election in 2019, Star...

June 16, 2024 9:14 AM

London: Over 700 attend Indian High Commission’s Yoga event in Trafalgar Square

Ahead of International Yoga Day, the High Commission of India in the United Kingdom organised a yoga event at Trafalgar Square which witnessed the significant participation of more than 700 enthusiastic people. Since 2015, the International Day of Yoga is celebrated across the world annually on June 21, following its adoption by the United Nations in 2014. In response to a question, about what's different this year, the Indian envoy Doraiswami highlighted that this year, there were more partic...

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