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We've Known How to Combat Dementia For Years -- We're Just Not Listening

We're still waiting for that shiny pill to cure us. What if we never find it?

When I started working in my first lab researching Alzheimer's Disease, I was idealistic, determined the field would find a cure for the insidious disease in my lifetime. And I still hope we do. Alzheimer's runs in my family like it does in many families. But my time working in the field has forced me to realize that we already know how to fend off the debilitating effects of dementia. It's just not the answer we were looking for.

For years, I researched in and out of the lab. I took classes about the brain and dementia. I read neuroscience books in my leisure time. I consumed every bit of information the field offered on cognitive decline, dementia, Alzheimer's, and similar diseases. From the vagus nerve to cytokines gone wrong to demyelination, I scoured every potential source of memory loss.

And everything I read, in one way or another, pointed back to the same perpetrator: stress.

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Now In China, Smart Roads That Talk To Driverless Cars

On a four-kilometer (2.5-mile) road in the city of Wuxi in Jiangsu province, a self-driving bus travels back and forth, making stops, swerving past obstacles, accelerating and decelerating, based on information it constantly receives from its surroundings. Embedded in the road, traffic lights, street signs and other infrastructure are sensors, cameras and radars that talk with the vehicle.

WhatsApp’s separate privacy policies for Europe and India raise concerns

While WhatsApp users in India will soon have no other option than sharing their data with Facebook and other group platforms, the messaging app has clarified that its policies on data-sharing remain unchanged for users in Europe.

Quick Heal makes $2 million strategic investment in Israel-based L7 Defense

The move is a reflection of Quick Heal’s commitment to support innovative cybersecurity startups and strengthen its solutions stack for enterprise customers

Worldwide semiconductor revenue rebounds in 2020: Gartner

Up 7.3% to $449.8 bn y-o-y; Intel led the market, followed by Samsung Electronics, SK Hynix, Micron, Qualcomm

HCL Tech, Wipro can outperform TCS, Infosys; IT on cusp of emerging demand: Envision Capital

Deal wins shown by large-caps indicate a big shift in the technology space, said Nilesh Shah, MD & CEO of Envision Capital, on Thursday.Get latest Information Technology online at cnbctv18.com

Cyber attacks can plunge India's COVID vaccination drive into pandemonium: experts

Key to the success of the pan-India COVID-19 vaccination drive, scheduled to be launched by PM Narendra Modi on January 16, will be the cybersecurity framework India has readied, experts say

The Big Tech Overreach: Should India Be Wary Of Their Might

Big-tech’s dubious handling of free speech will set new precedents and will serve as a shot in the arm for developers across the globe.

Wipro and Infosys results prove that Indian IT is on a growth path

New digital transformation deals add to prospects of Indian IT majors

Infosys to hire 24,000 freshers in FY 2021-22, aims to double growth

Infosys increased its hiring target to 24,0000 freshers from 15,000 earlier for the financial year 2021-22, said COO UB Pravin Rao during FY21 Q3 earnings results announcement on Wednesday

Here’s why Infosys and Wipro shares fell despite good earnings

Indian tech giants Infosys and Wipro’s shares traded in the red a day after reporting strong performance in the December quarter.While Infosys fell by over

Indian firm bags Army’s Rs 140-crore deal for high altitude UAVs, eyes exports too

The Army has ordered an advanced version of SWITCH tactical drones, which are made to operate in high altitude areas like Ladakh. The delivery will take over a year.

PE firm Investcorp acquires SaaS e-commerce solutions provider to SMEs Unilog for undisclosed sum

Technology for MSMEs: Unilog was Investcorp’s 10th investment in the Indian market over the last four years and had backed startups and other businesses such as InCred, ASG, Zolo, Citykart, Intergrow Brands, Bewakoof.com, NephroPlus, Freshtohome, and XpressBees.

TCS market capitalisation touches all-time high of Rs 12 trillion

Currently, TCS is India's second most valuable firm after Reliance Industries (RIL) which has a market cap of nearly Rs 12.9 trillion (includes market cap of partly-paid up shares)

Dubai-based exec has to pay ESOP-tax in India

India Business News: MUMBAI: The Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) has held the perquisite value of employee stock options (ESOPs) to be taxable in India, in the hands .

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