Daily Current Affairs July 23 2018
1. Recently a hybrid material was synthesised by scientists from IISERup combining polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS) and diphenylalanine. What is the special property of this hybrid?
Answer : It is fire and rust resistant.
2.The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) is set up under the Chairmanship of the
Answer :Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC)
3.Researchers restored walking in a paralyzed mice
Answer: Researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital have successfully revived the ability to walk in mice that were paralyzed after a spinal cord injury. Experiments to restore walking were conducted on a paralyzed mice. It has been found that an injection with a small-molecule compound, CLP290, had the most potent effect, enabling the paralyzed mice to regain stepping ability after four to five weeks of treatment. CLP290 is known to activate a protein called KCC2, found in cell membranes, that transports chloride out of neurons. It is believed that this is an advance that may pave the way for similar treatments in humans.