Research

French Researchers Successful in Creating Human Skin from Stem Cells

Giving new hope to patients who have been marred by burns, researchers in France have been able to create new human skin from human embryonic stem cells, and the move is being seen as a boon for burn victims in particular.

Multiple Sclerosis Does not Make Pregnancy Overly Difficult - Research

A recent research has asserted that although women with Multiple Sclerosis are at a slightly higher risk of delivering via a cesarean section or have babies which grow at a slower rate in the womb, it should not make pregnancies overly difficult for them.

The findings, which were published online in Neurology on November 18, revealed that women with MS were not any more at risk of developing conditions like preeclampsia or premature rupture of membranes than others.

Increasing Levels of Norepinephrine Help in Down Syndrome Prevention - Study

A recent study published in the Science Translational Medicine journal has asserted that hiking the levels of a neurotransmitter called norepinephrine, which is the message-carrying chemical, might help prevent some cases of Down Syndrome, a condition that interferes with learning’s and makes brain's natural development harder.

Crestor Lowers Risk of Heart Attacks and Strokes in Women - Study

Crestor, one of the most popular and widely used cholesterol lowering drugs, has been shown to drastically lower the risk of heart attacks and strokes in women by a study which was recently presented at the annual meeting of the American Heart Association. The groups of women studied were relatively healthy and under current conditions and treatment guidelines would not be considered at a risk of developing heart diseases.

Bad Cholesterol Levels in the US Falling - Research

A recent study published in the November 18 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, after analysis of as many as 7,044 adults, has confirmed that throughout America, the levels of LDL "bad" cholesterol have seen a substantial decrease in the years between 1999 and 2006. However, a huge percentage of adults are still not being regularly screened or treated for high cholesterol, exposing them to an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases.

HeartMate II Hikes Chances of Heart Failure Survival Manifolds - Study

According to findings published by a new study after analysis of 200 heart patients, a new mini heart pump, the HeartMate II, is well on its way to become the most popular and preferred treatment for many elderly people with severe heart failure. As per the study, the new miniature device has the potential to increase the chances of survival by as much as 4 times, when compared to an older pump which is currently used.

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