According to a study published week in Scientific Reports, many of the genes involved in natural repair of the injured spinal cord of the lamprey are also active in the repair of the peripheral nervous system in mammals. This is consistent with the possibility that in the long term, the same or similar genes may be harnessed to improve spinal cord injury treatments.
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According to a systematic literature search and review from Italy, the established benefits of aripiprazole for women with bipolar disorder or schizophrenia appear to outweigh the drug’s risks during pregnancy and lactation. The study findings were published in the Journal of Affective Disorders
A new study, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology , showed that proton therapy is not superior in reducing serious lung toxicity compared with intensity-modulated (photon) radiotherapy ( IMRT ).
Chronic arsenic exposure has been well studied and evaluated in the context of adult disease; however, little is known about the contribution of fetal arsenic exposure to disease onset and progression. Several studies established a strong association between chronic arsenic exposure and an increased prevalence of hypertension, atherosclerosis, and ischemic heart disease-related mortalities
The altered patterns of brain neurotransmitters glutamate and GABA in certain regions of the visuospatial working memory network may lead to its impairment in schizophrenia, according to a new study published in the journal Biological Psychiatry.
According to this study, researchers have declared that the localized cooling of the heart during a heart attack, a world first. By cooling part of the heart prior to and following angioplasty, the cardiologists believe that the damage from a heart attack can be limited. By cooling the part of the heart that is affected by a clogged or constricted coronary artery, there is less damage to the heart muscle after the constriction is opened.
The results from the largest ever study of septic shock could improve treatment for critically ill patients and save health systems worldwide hundreds of millions of dollars each year. Researchers at The George Institute for Global Health studied whether the use of steroids as an additional treatment for septic shock – a severe life-threatening infection – would improve survival.
According to findings from a large study, Urinalysis is highly sensitive and specific in diagnosing urinary-tract infection (UTI) in febrile infants. Dr. Leah Tzimenatos of UC Davis School of Medicine et al. did a planned secondary analysis of data from a prospective study of febrile infants.
For decades, health officials have understood how to prevent cholera, doctors have known how to treat it, and development experts have recognized that with clean water and sanitation, outbreaks rarely become epidemics. Unfortunately, the world is not so simple and neat, and the nightmare of cholera persists.
The study was led by the Robinson Research Institute at the University of Adelaide showed preterm births in South Australia have increased by 40% over 28 years and early intervention by medical professionals has resulted in the majority of the increase. The study findings were published in the Obstetrics and Gynecology
To simplify discectomy in minimally invasive spinal fusion surgery, DePuy Synthes launched CONCORDE Clear MIS Discectomy Device. The single-use tool allows surgeons to complete the degenerated disc-removing process (discectomy) more efficiently than using traditional tools while increasing the amount of disc material removed.