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Embryo Protection Law in Germany

... time. It is best that only those with the highest implantation potential are used, leading to healthy singleton pregnancies. As the law currently stands it is killing embryos rather than protecting them, he concluded. Other figures from the consortium show that the number of ART procedures in Germany has nea...

New Blood Vessels can Be Created from Bone Marrow Stem Cells: Study

...dy been found to work normally for five weeks upon implantation into sheep. The researchers are now conducting further research to make these vessels stronger, and to study the differences between stem cells taken from older versus younger individuals....

Nanospectrometer Aids in Identifying Nutrient Cycle

...echnique. For example, how do tissues react upon implantation of a metastasizing tumor cell, and what does the tumor cell synthesize in order to make implantation possible For examples of current cancer research using NanoSIMS, see http: www.llnl.gov/str/JulAug...

Novel Method of Adult Stem Cell Growth may Help to Treat Cornea Disorders

...s not expose the contrateral eye to danger. The implantation of the adult stem cells so obtained in the damaged eye lead to the recovery of the corneal epithelium, and thereby, the transparency of the cornea. Experiments on rabbits with induced limbic insufficiency showed that 60 per cent of the animals had...

Scientists Develop Artificial Blood Vessels for Vascular Grafts in Mice

...ilize the patients own stem cells and be ready for implantation almost immediately or, at most, after a relatively short culture period. This suggests that we could make these available off-the-shelf, which is an essential element for clinical translation, he explained....

Questions Raised Over Safety of In-vitro Fertilization

...blic consultation to examine whether single-embryo implantation should become the norm. While this shift will address the problems associated with multiple births, it's not the end of the matter. For reasons that remain unclear, there are also higher incidences of post-birth difficulties with single IVF babies. ...

Storing Medical Info Under Your Skin

... has so far only approved "passive" tags for human implantation which cannot be altered once inserted and have a limited capacity and transmission range. The devices are also only allowed to contain a unique identification code in order to protect patient privacy. The FDA may eventually approve "active" devic...

Placental Problems in Women Linked With Caesarean Section

...an section. Placental praevia is defined as the implantation of the placenta over or near the internal opening ...amage the lining of the womb, resulting in the low implantation of the placenta in the next pregnancy. Dr Qiuying Yang of the Ottawa Health Research Institute and...

Insulin Therapy Shown to Treat Early Experimental Diabetic Retinopathy

...loaded hydrogels were designed for subconjunctival implantation to provide low levels of insulin to the retina for prolonged periods. The hydrogels were engineered to be thermoresponsive and hydrolytically degradable, and their pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties were studied in vitro and in vivo using...

Heart-Assist Device Gives Culver City Man a Good Quality of Life

... Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Heiners implantation of the XVE may be the first in Los Angeles County. The device was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2002 for use in destination therapy, permanent support for end-stage heart failure patients who are not eligible for heart transplantati...

Health Drink Blamed for Persistent Penile Erection

...rding to the lawsuit filed recently, a surgery for implantation of a Winter shunt was performed to move blood from one area to another. Later, he had problems and had to be hospitalised briefly for penile artery embolisation, a procedure to close off blood vessels to lessen the likelihood of an erection. In h...

Radical Idea of Implanting Tiny Electrodes to the Deaf

...tly reduced. Also, the animal studies suggest that implantation of the devices has little impact on normal hearing, offering the possibility of restoring sensitivity to high frequencies while preserving remaining low-frequency hearing. Middlebrooks says its possible that the low power requirements of the audito...

Laser Driven Stem Cell Surgery in Spain

...minutes. Once the first step was completed, the implantation of some 3 billion mononuclear cells, among which were the stem cells, was performed with a system of re-vascularization. This breakthrough technique combines a laser beam that opens canals in the left ventricle of the heart with a special device wi...

Placental Problems in Women Linked With Caesarean Section

...an section. Placental praevia is defined as the implantation of the placenta over or near the internal opening ...amage the lining of the womb, resulting in the low implantation of the placenta in the next pregnancy. Dr Qiuying Yang of the Ottawa Health Research Institute and...

Make Treatment of Parkinsons More Affordable, Doctors Plead

...life that much better. The surgery involves the implantation of a medical device called a brain pacemaker, which sends electrical impulses to specific parts of the brain. But it would cost upwards of Indian Rupees five hundred thousand, something the lower middle class parents of the boy cannot afford. ...

Cochlear Implantation Increases Meningitis Risk

...tudy’s authors found that in these cases, cochlear implantation lowers the threshold needed for pneumococcal baterial infection, the bacterium that causes meningitis. The study’s authors stress that it remains their belief that the benefits of cochlear implants far exceed the risk of meningitis, which can be ma...

Pacemaker Patients Should Be Screened for Sleep Apnea

...etermine if the sleep apnea preceded the pacemaker implantation or if it developed after the initiation of pacemaker therapy. Lévy noted that successfully treating sleep apnea with weight loss, smoking cessation and continuous positive air pressure (CPAP) might eliminate the need for pacing. But additional studie...

Edmonton Health Center Offers Hope to Spastic Patients

...known as dystonia, subsided considerably after an implantation of a baclofen- releasing device. Another patient to benefit from the program is 40-year-old Doug Buck, who suffers spasticity from a childhood accident. Botox injections have virtually changed his life, he claims. Says Dr. Lalith Satkunam di...

Glucocorticoid in ‘bad Light’ During Fertility Treatmet

... sensitize the lining of the uterus so that embryo implantation can take place without a hitch. To probe, resear...ant mothers who took glucocorticoids to aid embryo implantation and those who did not. The analysis carefully followed data from 13 studies involving 1,759 couples....

Steroid Use Fails to Boost Pregnancy Rates in Infertility Treatments

...who took glucocorticoids around the time of embryo implantation and those who did not. All of the women underwent ... unexplained infertility, endometriosis, recurrent implantation failure or certain immunological issues may benefit from the hormonal effects on uterine receptivity...

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