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“Today,s cousin Sabir Ali,s not been so good this year. Even thenthey will all be back next year For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsMIT International Review Could Osama bin Laden have been found faster if the CIA had followed the advice of ecosystem geographers from the University of California Los Angeles Probably not but the predictions of UCLA geographer Thomas Gillespie who along with colleague John Agnew and a class of undergraduates authored a 2009 paper predicting the terrorist’s whereabouts were none too shabby According to a probabilistic model they created there was an 889% chance that bin Laden was hiding out in a city less than 300 km from his last known location in Tora Bora: a region that included Abbottabad Pakistan where he was killed last night The bin Laden tracking idea began as a project in an undergraduate class on remote sensing that Gillespie whose expertise is using remote sensing data from satellites to study ecosystems taught in 2009 Based on information from satellites and other remote sensing systems and reports on his movements since his last known location the students created a probabilistic model of where he was likely to be Their prediction of a town was based on a geographical theory called “island biogeography”: basically that a species on a large island is much less likely to go extinct following a catastrophic event than a species on a small one “The theory was basically that if you’re going to try and survive you’re going to a region with a low extinction rate: a large town” Gillespie says “We hypothesized he wouldn’t be in a small town where people could report on him” “It’s not my thing to do this type of [terrorism] stuff” he says “But the same theories we use to study endangered birds can be used to do this” In the end they zeroed in on a Pakistani border town called Parachinar which has among other things access to medical care Then they predicted the exact building he would be in by making assumptions as to the characteristics of the building itself such as high enough ceilings to accommodate bin Laden’s 6’4” frame a fence privacy and electricity The undergraduates did such a nice job on the project Gillespie says that he wrote the results up as a paper and submitted it to a small journal MIT International Review He was shocked tosee the media attention the paper garnered from outlets ranging from USA Today to Sean Hannity (He declined the latter) The paper’s precise predictions were treated with some skepticism by other researchers who said the authors were overconfident in predicting the terrorist’s hidey hole down to specific buildings Gillespie says that one of its weaknesses was a lack of hard data on bin Laden’s location last known in 2001 As to intelligence agencies’ taking interest in his work “I didn’t hear from them didn’t expect to But they obviously did a pretty good job” he says? Bitcoin was trading up 6 percent at $14, download Indian Express App More Related News Sony is bringing the Xperia XZ1 to shlf1314 ahead of the availability of the Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. That is about $1. download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Ruhi Bhasin | Mumbai | Published: July 19, Who do you think will get evicted from Bigg Boss 11 this weekend? Khaira asked. 2014 5:38 pm Related News The Congress Saturday urged the Punjab government to consider constructing a memorial for more than 25.

and his aide, “I am the first web journalist of India. much of Singh’s work was meant for Haryana, newspapers, It’s a modest amount – which the families will have to undertake to give back,000 each, Navsari taluka Development Officer B D Patel said The families of Mukesh Rathod (20)Balwant Tandel (34) and Natvar Rathod (30) havehoweverlong given up hope of their returning All three have been symbolically cremated in their villagesVansi and Borsi in Gujarat’s Navsari district The families live a hard lifeworking as daily wage labourers to make ends meet “My children have given up studiesand they now work as farm labourers I asked Minister Mangu Patel to help my 20-year-old son Umesh get a jobbut all we have got is assurances This Rs 50000 is hardly any helpI have two daughters to marry” said Balwant Tandel’s widow Damyanti Natvar Rathod’s widow Dharmishta Rathodwho now works as a labourersaid”My children are very young and I have to leave them at home when I go for work I am happy that the money is comingbut it is too little” The family of Amarsinh Solanki received Rs 5 lakh from the Maharashtra government Kanu Sukhadia president of the local unit of the NGO SEVA complained the state government had abandoned the families “We gave each of these families Rs 1 lakh – in a fixed deposit of Rs 70000and rest in cash The Chief Minister has offered (slain ATS chief) Hemant Karkare’s family compensation and sympathybut what is the government doing for these poor families” he said Minister Mangu Patel had visited the villages in April 2008 and assured the families help The Rs-50000 cheques will be finally disbursed on November 20from the CM’s Relief Fund said taluka authorities For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by PTI | New Delhi | Published: February 26 2013 1:19 pm Related News The annual world sufi festival ‘Jahan-e-Khusrau’ is back with prominent international artists like Pakistani singer Abida Parveen and Mercan Dede from Montreal joining hands with Indian names to promise a feast to music connoisseurswhile also seeking out new audiences Calling it a celebration of mysticsfilmmaker-painter Muzaffar Ali who has designed and directed the 12th edition of the three-day festivalwhich begins here on March 1 said participants of the event are not in competition with Bollywood ‘We are not trying to compete with Bollywood Bollywood and Sufism are two different things Jahan-e-Khusrau is the celebration of mystics It is a platform where artists from various parts of the world come together to promote the unique culture that we share with each other’ says Ali ‘Allah Ke Bande’ by Kailash Kher in the film ‘Waisa Bhi Hota Hai – II’’Ru ba ru’ by Daler Mehndi in Vishal Bharadwaj’s ‘Maqbool’ film ’Khwaja Mere Khwaja’ in ‘Jodha Akbar’ as well as ‘Piya Haji Ali’ in ‘Fiza’ both composed by AR Rahman”Maula Mere” composed by Saleem-Sulaiman for Shahrukh starrer ‘Chak DeIndia’ are among a few modern Bollywood films that features sufi songs For Shafqat Ali Khanwell-known Pakistani sufi singer and the voice behind popular Bollywood numbers “Mitwa” from ‘Kabhi Alvida ne Kehna’ and ‘Yeh Honsla’ from ‘Dor’Sufism is not just music but a message about humanismwhere there is no place for hatred ‘Sufism is not musicbut it is a thought It is a messagewere we talk about humanism Poetry was written by Sufis and when Hazarat Amir Kushrau gave music to it then it become Sufi music Sufism means loving humans you can’t hate anyone in Sufism’ said Shafqat Ali Khan who hails from Lahore Singer Sonam Kalra says’India needs to realise there is so much more than just Bollywood music The kind of music being made in Bollywood is goodbut we tend to forget that India has a wealth of music’ Sonam will be performing on the final day of the three day event which ends March 3 at the event which will be held in at Akbar ki Sarai and Humayun Tomb This year the Jahan-e-Khusrau festivalcoincides with the 709th Urs of the sufi saint Hazart Nizamuddin Aulia ‘Every year we present 10 or 15 new Kalams (sufi lyrics) This year too we are trying to do the same This year there is a Fakari Kalam written by Hazrat Raaz Niyaz which will be sung by Shafqat Ali Khan There is a poem on Holi as well’Jab phagun rang jhamakt’ written by Nazeer Akbarabadi among others’ says Ali The annual world festivalwhich began in the year 2001showcases the best of Sufi singersdancers and musicians Other names to perform at the fest are Astha DixitDeveshi SahgalPernia Qureishi and Sonam Kalra from Delhi; and Nazeer Ahmad Warsi and a group from Hyderabad Swami Ataulwho has been attending the event for the last twelve years says’ For me sufism is like a prayer It is a meeting of the soul with his creator It is because of this that I have been attending Jahan-e-Khusrau for the past twelve years’ Presented by the Delhi GovernmentPunj Lloyd and Rumi Foundationthe festival is set to resound in the ruins of Arab ki SaraiHumayun Tomb monuments here as well as travel to Dilkhusha Palace in Lucknow on March 8-9 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | New York | Updated: August 26 2017 4:40 pm There are several factors released from fat including the hormone estrogen that could influence cancer risk (Source: Thinkstock Images) Related News Belly fat may release more of a protein that can cause a non-cancerous cell to turn into a cancerous one new research has found Obesity has been linked to several types of cancers including that of the breast colon prostate uterus or kidney but the new study published in the journal Oncogene indicated that just being overweight is not necessarily the best way to determine risk “Our study suggests that body mass index or BMI may not be the best indicator” said lead author Jamie Bernard Assistant Professor at Michigan State University in the US “It’s abdominal obesity and even more specifically levels of a protein called fibroblast growth factor-2 that may be a better indicator of the risk of cells becoming cancerous” Bernard added There are two layers of belly fat The top layer known as subcutaneous fat lies right under the skin The layer under that called visceral fat is the one she found to be more harmful Bernard and her co-author Debrup Chakraborty a postdoctoral student in her lab studied mice that were fed a high-fat diet and discovered that this higher-risk layer of fat produced larger amounts of the fibroblast growth factor-2 or FGF2 protein when compared to the subcutaneous fat They found that FGF2 stimulated certain cells that were already vulnerable to the protein and caused them to grow into tumours Bernard also collected visceral fat tissue from women undergoing hysterectomies and found that when the fat secretions had more of the FGF2 protein more of the cells formed cancerous tumours when transferred into mice “This would indicate that fat from both mice and humans can make a non-tumorigenic cell malignantly transform into a tumorigenic cell” Bernard said There are several other factors released from fat including the hormone estrogen that could influence cancer risk but many of those studies have only been able to show an association and not a direct cause of cancer Bernard said Genetics too play a role she added For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsCHICAGO—In 1898 Italian biologist Camillo Golgi found something odd as he examined slices of brain tissue under his microscope Weblike lattices now known as "perineuronal nets" surrounded many neurons but he could not discern their purpose Many dismissed the nets as an artifact of Golgi’s staining technique; for the next century they remained largely obscure Today here at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience researchers offered tantalizing new evidence that holes in these nets could be where long-term memories are stored Scientists now know that perineuronal nets (PNNS) are scaffolds of linked proteins and sugars that resemble cartilage says neuroscientist Sakina Palida a graduate student in Roger Tsien’s lab at the University of CaliforniaSan Diego and co-investigator on the study Although it’s still unclear precisely what the nets do a growing body of research suggests that PNNs may control the formation and function of synapses the microscopic junctions between neurons that allow cells to communicate and that may play a role in learning and memory Palida says One of the most pressing questions in neuroscience is how memories—particularly long-term ones—are stored in the brain given that most of the proteins inside neurons are constantly being replaced refreshing themselves anywhere from every few days to every few hours To last a lifetime Palida says some scientists believe that memories must somehow be encoded in a persistent stable molecular structure Inspired in part by evidence that destroying the nets in some brain regions can reverse deeply ingrained behaviors Palida’s adviser Tsien a Nobel-prize-winning chemist recently began to explore whether PNNs could be that structure Adding to the evidence were a number of recent studies linking abnormal PNNs to brain disorders including schizophrenia and Costello syndrome a form of intellectual disability At the meeting Palida and colleagues attracted a crowd with several new findings that support the hypothesis that PNNs are indeed key to learning and long-term memory storage Given the lack of knowledge about PNNs Tsien’s group first tried to answer basic questions about how long they last and where—precisely—they are located Using a stable isotope labeling techniques that can determine whether a protein were present in early life the team confirmed that proteins contained in the PNNs of rodents are not constantly recycled but can survive for at least 180 days "We found that [proteins contained in] PNNs are highly stable and can last throughout an animal’s lifetime" Palida says The researchers also found—using a new florescent labeling technique developed by Palida—that they are pervasive throughout the brain instead of being limited to just a few brain areas as previous studies have suggested Next Palida and colleagues explored how PNNs interact with synapses These connectors are thought to form and grow stronger as memories are created and reinforced and weaken and even disappear as memories fade No one yet knows how many synapses—or neurons for that matter—are involved in any one memory After growing neurons in a petri dish and allowing the PNNs surrounding them to develop Palida treated them with BDNF a chemical that stimulates neurons to form new connections with other cells Using electron microscopy to examine the neurons at nanoscale resolution the group found that wherever synapses had emerged the PNN’s tight-knit lattice had developed holes as if to accommodate the new connections The new data suggest that the PNN is an "ideal substrate for very long term maintenance of memory over time" Palida says In a separate experiment the group found that knockout mice missing an enzyme that normally degrades the PNN performed badly on a basic fear-association task: The animals failed to associate a shock with a beep The results fit well with growing evidence that loose or degraded PNNs increase neural plasticity says John Wesley Paylor a master’s student at the University of Alberta in Edmonton "The idea is that if the net is loose any synapse can come in and make contact" whereas a tight net prevents new synapses from forming preserving connections that were established before he says Further support for the hypothesis comes from studies showing that PNN formation is correlated with critical periods—set windows of time in which functions such as vision develop But given that many other factors are known to influence memory formation "it’s a bit of a stretch to say that the hole itself is encoding info" he cautions Although PNNs do seem to limit plasticity it’s still not clear how much they change throughout life notes Barbara Sorg a neuroscientist at Washington State University in Vancouver A number of environmental factors seem to be able to loosen up or tighten PNNs she notes: Cocaine addiction for example seems to trigger an over-expression of PNNs in animals suggesting a potential mechanism for the intense and persistent memories that form as a result of drug abuse she says At the meeting Sorg’s group presented evidence that destroying the PNN in some regions can erase drug-associated memories suggesting that the process may be reversible Don’t look for PNN-dissolving therapies anytime soon however she says: The enzyme used to break down the PNN in animals is a "very blunt tool" and there’s no knowing what would happen to a person if they were exposed to it she says Ultimately scientists will need a way to watch how PNNs change over time in living animals to determine their true role in memory says Takao Hensch a molecular biologist at Harvard University Next Palida says Tsien’s group plans to create transgenic rodents with the florescent PNN marker and watch how the nets change over time in the laboratory? completely beheading a 13-year-old boy and slitting the throat of an 8-year-old girl with a machete, 1hr 12:50 sec)5. 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