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Immune Cells May Help Treat Inflammatory Bowel Disease
(image) Specific immune cells known as macrophages have the ability to secrete or produce a protective or healing factor known as Interleukin-10 (IL-10).



New Tool Developed to Assess Individual's Level of Wisdom
(image) The San Diego Wisdom Scale (SD-WISE) is a reliable and valid scale to assess an individual's level of wisdom, based upon a conceptualization of wisdom as a trait with a neurobiological as well as psychosocial basis.



Cancer History Determines Treatment of Heart Attack Patients
(image) Heart attack patients are less likely to receive recommended drugs and interventions, and more likely to die in hospital if they had cancer.



One in Four Adolescent Girls at Increased Risk of Depression
(image) Depression affects how you feel about yourself and makes life more difficult to manage from day to day. Adolescent girls are at an increased risk of depression.



Novel Treatment Strategy Found for Colon Cancer Patients
(image) Due to advances in screening techniques and improvements in treatments, the death rate from colorectal cancer has been dropping for over 20 years.



Organs of an Eleven-year-old Girl Save 4 Lives
(image) An 11-year-old brain-dead girl's father agreed to donate her vital organs, benefiting four people, including one each from Mumbai and Pune.



Smartphone Apps Help Treat Depression
(image) Using smartphone apps can help in treating depression effectively, especially those people suffering from mild to moderate depression.



Behavioral Approach Reduces Cognitive Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis
(image) Treatment of cognitive fatigue in patients with multiple sclerosis is possible by using novel non-pharmacologic intervention methods finds a recent study.



New Quality Control Method Treats Neimann-Pick Disease
(image) Quality control method for pharmacological activity of Methyl- (and) #946;-Cyclodextrin (M (and) #946;CD) may help in better treatment outcomes for patients with Neimann-Pick Disease (lysosomal storage disorder).



New Target to Treat Cancer Identified and a New Drug Developed
(image) A new approach to fight cancer such as melanoma, pancreatic and colorectal cancer blocks the key growth enzyme called PPT1 as well as the process that causes resistance to current treatments.



Predicting Alzheimer's Disease Risk - Multiple Gene Testing Better Than APOE Gene Testing Alone
(image) Polygenic testing of multiple gene variants can more accurately predict cognitively normal adults who may be at a higher risk of developing Alzheimer's disease



Capicua Gene Inactivation Causes T-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
(image) Capicua gene when inactivated, it inevitably leads to T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. The vast majority of tumours are caused by mutations in various genes.



Quit Smoking To Restore Metabolite Levels
(image) Within two to three months of quitting smoking, lung function begins to improve and the risk of heart attack begins to diminish.



Antibiotics and Disinfectant Use may Spread Multi-drug Resistant MRSA
(image) Antibacterial therapy and contact with infected people or their pets can lead to re-infection and development of Multi Drug Resistant MRSA



Your Body Weight Determines How You Assess Food
(image) A new research highlights that underweight people pay greater attention to natural foods and overweight people to processed foods.



Gene Therapy Can Treat Hereditary Hearing Loss
(image) Gene therapy is the new alternative treatment for congenital hereditary inner ear defects, injecting USH1G gene can partially treat hearing loss.



Being Physically Active Counts, This Can be Any Activity
(image) Meeting physical activity guidelines by walking for as little as 30 minutes most days of the week has a substantial benefit.



Sexual Touch Have a Bigger Influence on Puberty
(image) Sexual touch might have a bigger influence on puberty than previously thought. Social cues can either accelerate or delay puberty in mammals.



Quality of Life Improved in Children Treated With ECMO
(image) Children with cardiac problems who were treated with Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) during their childhood showed favorable outcomes later in life.



Strategy to Prevent Infections in Spinal Cord Injuries
(image) A potential therapeutic strategy to prevent infections without antibiotics in patients with spinal cord injuries have been found by a research team.



Screening Rates Lower Among Adolescents Diagnosed With pelvic inflammatory disease
(image) Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) affects females younger than 21 and screening for HIV and syphilis is generally lower for the condition. Hence, an increased need for clinician education.



Important Aspects of Brain's Navigation System Identified
(image) Brain's navigational system has been studied to improve our knowledge to identify how the brain processes and reactivates its spatial information.