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Asian Games: A Golden show by 16-year old shooter Saurabh Chaudhary

first_imgAdvertisement AdvertisementAsian Games debutant and only 16-year old Saurabh Chaudhary has become a teenage shooting sensation as he won a Gold medal in Men’s 10m Air Pistol event in his inaugural Asian Games and is now only the fifth shooter in Indian history to have won a gold medal.Saurabh Chaudhary performed an Asian Games record score of 240.7 to clinch the gold medal and the gold medal is also very special for him as he went through adversity.Saurabh was in the second position for the majority of the tournament but soon grabbed a lead as Japanese shooter Matsuda fired 8.9 in his penultimate shot and the Indian immediately gained the lead by firing a 10.2 off his second-last shot.His fellow Indian Abhishek Verma, shot 219.3 to secure the bronze medal.Prime minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh also congratulated Saurabh Chaudhary on Twitter:16-year old Saurabh Chaudhary illustrates the potential and prowess our youth is blessed with. This exceptional youngster brings home a Gold in the Men’s 10m Air Pistol event at the @asiangames2018. Congratulations to him! #AsianGames2018 pic.twitter.com/FHmF6TM8tK— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 21, 2018 Sixteen year old Saurabh Chaudhary has clinched Gold Medal in 10m Air Pistol event by producing a record score at the ongoing Asian Games. Congratulations to him on his golden achievement. I also congratulate Abhishek Verma who has bagged Bronze Medal in the same event.— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) August 21, 2018In an interview to ANI, Chaudhary said:“I did not feel any pressure, I like farming. We don’t get much time off from training but whenever I do, I go back to my Village (Kalina) and help my father.”At just 16-year-old only sky is the limit for Saurabh Chaudhary.last_img read more

Study could allow doctors to screen patients at risk from Aspergillus

first_img Source:https://www.manchester.ac.uk/ Reviewed by Alina Shrourou, B.Sc. (Editor)Sep 20 2018Scientists at The University of Manchester have discovered a genetic mutation in humans linked to a 17-fold increase in the amount of dangerous fungal spores in the lungs.The study, published in Nature Communications could allow doctors to screen patients at risk from Aspergillus, and could easily be developed into a test.When breathed in, Aspergillus can be life threatening and also make asthma much worse, especially in people with compromised immune systems. It is found in soil, pillows and compost but is capable of living anywhere in a moist environment, so breathing it in is unavoidable.Related StoriesGene modulation goes wireless hacking the “boss gene”New research links “broken heart syndrome” to cancerLiving a healthy lifestyle may help offset genetic risk of dementiaAspergillus is normally cleared from the lungs but 4% of people have this newly discovered mutation and in them, Aspergillus thrives in the airways.”People with asthma, who have had transplant surgery, TB and many other illnesses that lower immunity could feasibly be screened for this genetic mutation. And early detection could save lives,” said Dr Paul Bowyer who led the study funded by the Fungal infection Trust and supported by the NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre.Dr Sara Gago discovered the increased risk by comparing normal human cells to cells which had been gene edited to contain the mutation. The gene – known as ZNF77 – is mainly responsible for the extracellular matrix of the lungs’ epithelial tissue- the membrane that protects them. These mutated cells had a weak response to Aspergillus showing how key epithelial cells are to normal defences against this airborne fungus.Dr Bowyer said: “Until now we never really understood why some people have a much higher Aspergillus load than others. Now that we do, it’s quite a significant advance in understanding this disease. We don’t yet know how or why the mutation occurs but nevertheless this discovery provides the basis for a simple and inexpensive DNA test in those who people who are more at risk from Aspergillus.”Dr Gago is a Research Fellow funded by the National Centre for the Replacement, Reduction and Refinement of animals in research. She added: “ZNF77 doesn’t actually occur in mice, so the only viable animal models besides humans are primates. Having developed a way to adapt human cell lines so that they can carry mutations associated with disease, we have avoided using primates or any animals entirely.”last_img read more