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Diabetic Blindness Could be Reversed, Study Finds

Johns Hopkins researchers found that increased vascular endothelial growth factor ( VEGF)  levels in the retina attract white blood into the retina , where they adhere to the walls of blood vessels, disrupting blood flow. Reducing VEGF or blocking it with an antibody caused the white blood cells to dissipate, opening the closed vessels and restoring blood flow to the area. The study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation Insight 

An Upsurge in Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Cases

According to new research by the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire, from 2005 to 2015 the number of infants diagnosed with neonatal abstinence syndrome ( NAS ) in the Granite State increased fivefold, from 52 to 269. In 2015, newborns diagnosed with NAS remained in the hospital 12 days on average, compared to three days for newborns not born exposed.

Mechanism of coenzyme Q production

CoQ deficiencies are occupied in scores of diseases, including liver and lung failures, muscle weakness, deafness and many brain disorders such as Parkinson's and cerebellar ataxia. The coenzyme is almost exclusively produced within the body and is often very difficult to replenish through nutritional supplements. This study has been published in the journal Molecular Cell.

Cholera Epidemics Valued With New Rule-Book

Researchers studied outbreaks in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean from the last 60 years. The results of two studies in Science, present a new 'rule-book' to estimate the risk of different cholera strains causing an epidemic. Despite being thought of as an ancient disease, cholera still affects 47 countries world-wide and claims the lives of nearly 100 thousand people a year. This study has been published in Science.

A Cholesterol Rate Can Be Eliminated from Routine Fasting

In this study, researchers showed an evidence with a new method of calculating so-called "bad cholesterol" levels in the blood is more accurate than the older method in people who did not fast before blood was drawn. Researchers suggest that routine fasting for testing cholesterol levels were eliminated for most of the people and making such screening more convenient. This study was published in Circulation.