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The new neuroscience of stuttering

After centuries of misunderstanding, research has finally tied the speech disorder to certain genes and brain alterations - and new treatments may be on the horizon

Gerald Maguire has stuttered since childhood, but you might not guess it from talking to him. For the past 25 years, Maguire - a psychiatrist at the University of California, Riverside - has been treating his disorder with antipsychotic medications not officially approved for the condition. Only with careful attention might you discern his occasional stumble on multisyllabic words like "statistically" and "pharmaceutical."

Maguire has plenty of company: More than 70 million people worldwide, including about 3 million Americans, stutter - that is, they have difficulty with the starting and timing of speech, resulting in halting and repetition. That number includes approximately 5 percent of children, many of whom outgrow the condition, and 1 percent of adults. Their numbers include presidential candidate Joe Biden, deep-voiced actor James Earl Jones and actress Emily Blunt. Though those people and many others, including Maguire, have achieved career success, stuttering can contribute to social anxiety and draw ridicule or discrimination by others.

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Modi’s ‘Digital India’ still a far-fetched dream for hinterland; not even 30% of rural India has internet

Broadband penetration in rural India is limited to a mere 29.2 per cent, as on 31 March 2020.



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Chasing millionaire dreams: Tech, real estate, infra, and now digital?

The latest fever sweeping through the nation, other than Corona, appears to be digital. Happiest Minds Technologies more than doubled on Thursday after receiving bids 150 times the shares it offered in an IPO.

Why Amazon wants a bigger share of India's mobile payments market

The Jeff Bezos-led firm now allows Indian users to book movie tickets and flight tickets, as well as pay their electricity, water, cooking gas, broadband, and satellite TV bills.

Cybersecurity strategies in the era of digital transformation acceleration

Kalpesh Doshi, CISO, India at FIS talks about which strategies CISOs should adopt to adequately manage cybersecurity operations.

No regulation for OTT sector upholds the vision of digital India, says IAMAI

According to the association, the digital services under consideration are suitably regulated by the Information Technology Act or the forthcoming Data Protection framework or cybersecurity provisions being discussed

Big Deal: Digital thrust brings data centres in the limelight

The data centre market in India is booming, thanks to the digital revolution.Get latest Technology online at cnbctv18.com

India needs to focus on small satellites for Digital India: Niti Aayog member

Dr VK Saraswat, member of the Niti Aayog said that India needed to focus on small satellites (smallsats). He said small satellites would play a major role in the coming years. He was speaking at an international space conference on 'Ushering the new in Indian Space Sector' Small satellites (smallsats) is a generic term used to refer to satellites that weigh lesser than 500kg. 

Court notices go digital, to be served through mobile apps

e-seva centres have all been upgraded with e-court services portal and the same was also launched on Thursday by the Madras High Court.

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