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Genetic Analysis Better Predicts Stomach Cancer

A new study published in the journals Cancer Cell has revealed that genomic technologies provide better insights into intestinal metaplasia (IM), a known risk factor for gastric (stomach) cancer. Patients with IM are six times more likely to develop stomach cancer than those without. The research could also help detect patients who are infected with the Helicobacter pylori bacteria, which is also linked to the disease.

Study Unravel the Power of Glial Cells

Implanted devices send targeted electrical stimulation to the nervous system to interfere with abnormal brain activity, and it is commonly assumed that neurons are the only important brain cells that need to be stimulated by these devices. However, research published in Nature Biomedical Engineering reveals that it may also be important to target the supportive glial cells surrounding the neurons.

Confronting breast cancer is crucial to India's economic development

According to a recent study, breast cancer is a growing epidemic in India. It could kill 76,000 women a year by 2020. It claimed more than 70,000 lives in 2012. At the heart of the issue is the country's rapid economic development, which has made Indian women more susceptible to the disease, without building the infrastructure to prevent and detect it. But the good news is that boosting breast cancer awareness and encouraging early detection could play a significant role in reducing it.