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Woman with autism was forced to live in cage for nine months in Amite

Woman with autism was forced to live in cage for nine months in Amite

A 22 years old woman with autism was found inactivated for nine long months in a cage on 30 June after Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards issued search warrant at residence on Rushing Lane. Now the woman is free and is in care of the Louisiana Health Department. Five suspects have been arrested with charges of human trafficking and cruelty.

Study of experimental treatment for leukemia abruptly halted this week

Study of experimental treatment for leukemia abruptly halted this week

This week, a study of an experimental treatment for leukemia was stopped all of a sudden following two patient deaths, raising queries regarding a closely-watched approach to cancer, involving reprogramming cells to find and destroy the disease.

The development-stage biotechnology company has been testing genetically engineered immune cells called CAR-T cells for the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia in grownups. It is the most advanced drug candidate of the company and thus the most seen able indicator of progress for investors.

Study blames virus for causing unexplained infertility in women

Study blames virus for causing unexplained infertility in women

A study found that roughly half of women with unknown cause of infertile may actually have contracted virus that caused them infertility. This understanding of the condition led to hopes that an antiviral drug could help several women to give births to babies.

Causes for a quarter of all female infertility remain unknown. There is no expiation with doctors why about one in 70 women aged under the age of 44 years cannot get pregnant. However, here comes an answer. The study from Italian researchers stated that a virus from the herpes family may be possible cause of infertility.

Five people in Louisiana arrested for human trafficking

Five people in Louisiana arrested for human trafficking

Police have arrested five persons in Amite, Louisiana, for human trafficking and cruelty to the infirmed. The arrest was made after deputies found a 22-year-old autistic woman leading life in a backyard cage.

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office said that there the deputies had gone while responding to a complaint filed on June 30 claiming that a 22-year-old woman was kept in a cage, as per WGNO.

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Nashville poised to be leader in precision medicine with new federally-funded precision medicine center at VUMC

Nashville poised to be leader in precision medicine with new federally-funded precision medicine center at VUMC

With the latest federally-funded precision medicine center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), Nashville is on the verge to become a leader in precision medicine. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is going to get a $71.6 million grant, biggest in the history, from the federal government for the establishment of a data research center as part of an initiative to bring tailored treatment within daily medicine.

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What earlier was thought to prevent tumor growth is found doing opposite

What earlier was thought to prevent tumor growth is found doing opposite

A new research from the Universities of Manchester, Athens and collaborators suggests that what we might have been thinking if increased would prevent tumor growth, appears is doing opposite of that. A molecule named p21WAF1/Cip1 or p21 when increased along with decrease in the p53, another molecule, could contribute to tumors’ growth. The study is published in Nature Cell Biology.

tDCS experts write ‘Open Letter’ to warn people of risk using brain stimulators at home

tDCS experts write ‘Open Letter’ to warn people of risk using brain stimulators at home

Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a type of brain stimulator that involves exposing specific brain region to constant, low currents using electrodes on the scalp. As the device is easy to make, it is available to people who try to use it at home. But many researchers warn of unknown side-effects of using the device, so people simply put themselves at risk.

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