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Elective Freezing of IVF Embryos Relates Greater Gestation Rates in Certain Cases

 In some case, In-vitro fertilization was more effective if there was a delay in transferring embryos to the mother, research at the Stanford University School of Medicine and several other institutions states. Researchers found that women are undergoing IVF and having more of progesterone levels when their egg cells were retrieved, were benefited from having embryos frozen and transferred back to the uterus at a later date, published in the journal Fertility and Sterility.

Accumulation of MRI Contrast Agents in the Brain, Research Finds

A new recommendation concerning the use of contrast agents in MRI scans has been provided by the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM). Administration of gadolinium-based contrast agents to patient's veins for brightening of tissues in MRI images accumulates in the brain. It is estimated that around 300 million doses of such drugs have been administered till now.

Chronic bronchitis: Diagnostic tools and better treatments discovered

A persistent cough and a build-up of mucus in the lungs of the patients have been diagnosed by doctors without a clear understanding of its pathogenesis; since diagnostic tests for chronic bronchitis are not available. The researchers from UNC School of Medicine are trying to understand the affected biological pathways involved in the disease to develop a method to diagnose chronic bronchitis.