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Inditrade Group looks to grow inorganically

Inditrade Group looks to grow inorganically

Finance
Kolkata: Inditrade Group is actively working on the acquisition plans to grow faster and is looking to raise about Rs 200 crore to expand its different business units. The group plans to grow aggressively to raise stakes among the micro and small borrowers. The capital will be raised in a combination of equity and debt, group chairman Sudip Bandyopadhyay told ET. “We will continue to actively look for both organic and inorganic growth to grow rapidly,” Bandyopadhyay said. However, Inditrade Capital’s attempt to acquire a majority stake in microfinance firm Varam Capital has fallen flat as negotiations failed. Inditrade Capital floated Inditrade Microfinance as its wholly owned subsidiary in April last year. Bandyopadhyay said that Inditrade Capital’s non-banking un...
Miniature human brain implants survive, grow inside mice for months

Miniature human brain implants survive, grow inside mice for months

Science
April 16 (UPI) -- Miniature human brains, or human brain organoids, can survive and grow after being implanted in the skulls of mice. It's the first time human cerebral organoids have been installed inside another species.Researchers describe the breakthrough in a new paper published Monday in the journal Nature Biotechnology.Scientists grew the pea-sized brains from stem cells and then placed them inside the skulls of mice. Researchers removed a small amount of tissue to make room for the miniature brains. Tiny, transparent windows in the skulls of the test mice allowed scientists to keep tabs on the brain implants -- the organoids were also designed to express a green fluorescent protein, causing them to glow inside the mice skulls.Roughly 80 percent of the implants were successfully rec...
Researchers grow skin, with hair, from stem cells

Researchers grow skin, with hair, from stem cells

Health
Jan. 5 (UPI) -- In a first, stem cell researchers can grow hair follicles in skin, an Indiana University School of Medicine report said.The research, published this week in the medical journal Cell Reports, is the first demonstration that hair can be grown in laboratory-made skin, a difficult undertaking."The skin is a complex organ that has been difficult to fully recreate and maintain in culture for research purposes," Dr. Karl Koehler, an assistant professor of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at Indiana, said in a press release. "Our study shows how to encourage hair development from lab grown mouse skin, which has been particularly troublesome for researchers to recreate in culture."The discovery came during development of a technique to make inner ear tissue from stem cells. The ...
New research shows how plants decide what shape to grow new leaves

New research shows how plants decide what shape to grow new leaves

Science
Oct. 27 (UPI) -- How do plant cells know how to organize into the proper pattern as new leaves form? New research offers clues.Scientists have made great progress in detailing the communication among animal cells as they develop and form new tissue, but plants evolved separately from other multicellular organisms. As such, researchers know less about how plant cells organize as they form new structures -- like fresh leaves.New research out of the University of Tübingen's Center for Plant Molecular Biology suggests plant cells use unique signals called "small RNAs" to mobilize new cells. Previous studies have highlighted the role small RNAs play in triggering defense mechanisms against herbivores and disease, but the latest findings -- detailed in the journal Developmental Cell -- suggest t
Canada's immigrant population reaches 21.9 percent, expected to grow

Canada's immigrant population reaches 21.9 percent, expected to grow

World
Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Canada's immigrant population has risen to 21.9 percent, the highest number in more than 80 years, and it's expected to get higher, according to Canada Census figures released Wednesday.The current number marks a significant increase since 2006 when Canada's immigrant population was 19.8 percent. And it's the highest since 1921, when Canada's immigrant population was at 22.9 percent, reported the CBC.With a current total population of about 36 million, Canada allowed 1.2 million immigrants between 2011 and 2016, with approximately 30 percent arriving through the country's skilled worker program.Almost half -- 48 percent -- of Canada's immigrant population came from Asia, according to Statistics Canada numbers. Europeans accounted for 21 percent. Latin America, the Caribbea...