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Harvard student Neil Davey invited to TEDx for diagnostic tool innovation

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Harvard University’s Neil Davey has received a special TED invitation for his latest medical device invention, the UniDX.

SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — Neil Davey, and Indian American student at Harvard University, has developed a device that can diagnose malaria in a more cost effective and time efficient way.

Davey and a fellow student, Miraj Shah, have developed a small hand-held device to detect malaria named UniDX, which brings a more effective solution to identifying malaria at an early stage. According to the World Health Organization, almost 50 percent of the world’s population is at risk of malaria. In 2015, nearly 212 million malaria cases were reported; and about 429,000 people died due to the infectious disease.

Davey’s device extracts DNA from a drop of blood and then converts it to the micro-fluidic drops. When the device detects a malaria-affected DNA, it amplifies it and turns it fluoresce.

A third year student at Harvard studying applied mathematics and economics, Davey received a silver medal at Harvard’s undergraduate section of the National Inventors Hall of Fame’s Collegiate Inventors Competition in 2016. His research project, titled, “Early Cancer Diagnosis by the Detection of Circulation Tumor Cells using Drop-based Micro-fluidics,” identified method to detect cancer DNA in the blood. Already a co-founder of two startups, Davey is interested in medical devices that include point-of-care diagnostics.

In recognition of his latest invention, Davey received an invitation from TED to speak at TEDx in Paris on May 20. Davey will reportedly travel to India after the Paris event to share his technique with the government of India. WHEELS Global Foundation announced to provide him with $15,000 to further develop the device.

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Indian PM Modi to address the United Nations in September

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NEW YORK (Diya TV) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the annual UN General Assembly (UNGA) session on September 28th. He is also expected to attend a multitude of high-level summits while in New York. He will also speak at a diaspora event in Houston on September 22nd.

India and the U.S. are “very close” to resolving all their trade-related differences, with Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal planning to meet the U.S. Trade Representative in the next month.

India is the only major Asian economy that’s grown its export share since the start of the tariff wars in 2018. It’s also the one with the fewest trade links to China.

As opioid epidemic spreads globally, the Savera Medical Centre in Edmonton, Canada is perhaps the first clinic to focus on treating South Asians affected by opioids

And in a story but you’ve got to see to believe, there were more than students attending class at IIT Bombay. This cow wanted to in on some of the technical training.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Independence Day

WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — Communities around the nation are gathering to take in firework spectacles to commemorate America’s independence this fourth of July. The biggest celebration of them all will take in Washington DC, where with much controversy, U.S. Army tanks and other military hardware will be incorporated at the behest of President Trump.

Protests were held in various parts of India following the lynching of a Muslim man suspected of stealing a motorcycle by a Hindu mob in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand. The beating went on for more than 12 hours, with the crowd forcing him to chant praises to Hindu gods.

Every year, a mysterious disease lingers around the eastern Indian city of Muzaffarpur, killing poor children under the age of 10 seemingly at random. Researchers continue to be baffled by it.

Cable channel Bravo has greenlighted ‘Indian-ish’, which they say will be a comedic docuseries, following families from India who have relocated to America.

And there’s a new wax statue of actress Priyanka Chopra getting attention, styled to match her appearance at the 2017 Golden Globe Awards.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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US calls out China for protecting Masood Azhar

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo strongly criticized China for “shameful hypocrisy toward Muslims,’’

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Shameful hipocracy on Muslims

SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo strongly criticized China for “shameful hypocrisy toward Muslims,’’ referencing China’s treatment of Muslims within its borders, while blocking India’s proposal at the UN to sanction Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar over the Pulwama attack.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai is making the rounds in Washington meeting political leaders that include Indian Ambassador to the U.S. Harsh Shringla and President Trump. The President tweeted Pichai told him Google is totally committed to the US military, days after he accused the tech giant of helping China and its army. Trump added the meeting went well, and the two discussed everything from political fairness to things Google can do for the U.S.

In San Jose, Dr. Venkat Aachi pleaded guilty to health care fraud and for distributing opioids outside of his medical practice. He faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and fines in excess of $1,000,000.

A new $20 million charter high school named after cardiologist and philanthropist Dr. Kiran C. Patel will open this August in a Tampa Bay suburb. It will start with 300 students in 9th and 10 and offer a project-based curriculum. Enrollment is being done by lottery.

Ravi Kapur & Alejandro Quintana contributed to this report.

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