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Decrease of 'Hunger Hormone' after Obesity Surgery

...geon creates a small pouch in the stomach and also bypasses a portion of the small intestine. Afterwards, patients tend to eat less--and lose weight--because they feel full on less food. But the surgery also appears to inhibit the production of ghrelin, thereby contributing to long-term weight loss. The find...

New !! “Designer” Gene Theray

... have now developed a “designer” gene therapy that bypasses the liver. The new therapy uses an adeno-associated virus, or AAV, which has been redesigned to avoid capture by the liver long enough to get to the part of the body needing the new genes.They’ve tested two forms of the virus in the laboratory and in...

Testtube Babies Born in Kenya

...ethical questions. IVF labelled as a method that bypasses the natural method of conception is still surrounded by controversy. ‘Creating life in the laboratory’, destruction, selection and modification of embryos in research are some of the issues which continues to haunt IVF. The use of IVF has opened u...

Less Invasive By Pass Surgery Proves Economical In The Long Run

...ong’s Grantham Hospital said that up to 40 % of 74 bypasses patients were diabetic. This shows that there is an increase in diabetic rate among the Asians especially Chinese. Hence the risk of infection is very high which are dangerous because during or after surgery the body's normal ability to fight infecti...

Poor Fitness Might Increase The Risks After Obesity Surgery

...small intestine directly to the pouch so that food bypasses the rest of the stomach and part of the intestines. The researchers found in their study that patients with a poor fitness level, almost 17% of them had suffered from a serious short-term complication due to the procedure, like kidney failure, clots,...

Heart Procedure numbers go haywire in an Ohio City

...e surgeon. The Elyria cardiologists do not perform bypasses as they are not surgeons. The bypasses are performed here by surgeons from the Cleveland Clinic. . But even in cases of extensive disease, ...

Obesity Surgeries Have Jumped Dramatically Since 1998

...urgery – which reduces the size of the stomach and bypasses a section of the intestines to decrease food absorption – accounted for 94 percent of bariatric procedures. ? The average hospital cost for a bariatric surgery patient stay, excluding physician fees, was $10,395 in 2004 as compared with $10,970 in ...

Major Gene Study Uncovers Secrets of Leukemia

...ly, causing ALL. “If we could design a drug that bypasses the roadblock to differentiation, we could push these cells to become fully mature B lymphocytes,” Downing said. “And then the body would recognize them as defective B lymphocytes and destroy them.” The other authors of this paper include William E...

Rare Brain Condition Linked to Obesity Surgery

...f a small portion of the stomach into a pouch that bypasses the first part of the small intestine and connects directly to the lower portions. Other types include surgery to "band" the stomach and gastric partitioning that divides the stomach into two parts. Singh now urges those who have undergone weigh...

Electronic Nerve Stimulator Enables Walking

... and colleagues at Case Western Reserve University bypasses the injured part of the nervous system and applies an electrical stimulation to replicate the signal that the muscles no longer receive. But the artificial system takes some getting used to. "There is a distinct learning curve," French explained. "...

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