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Infertility Breakthrough With First Birth from Lab-matured Egg

...py for cancer may not have time to undergo ovarian stimulation so that their oocytes can be harvested and stored. Their only other option for preserving their fertility is the still-experimental option of having ovarian tissue removed before they undergo cancer therapy. The tissue is frozen and then transpla...

First Baby Born from Eggs Matured and Frozen in the Lab

...e, allowing more embryos to be created. "Ovarian stimulation is also time-consuming, taking between two and six weeks. Women who suffer sudden ovarian failure would not have time to wait for traditional methods, and so the new technique could therefore help them save and freeze several eggs before it is too la...

Embryo Protection Law in Germany

...ot having to go undergo repeated cycles of ovarian stimulation because enough eggs are being collected from the first cycle to freeze for use at a later date if the first cycle using the fresh eggs fails. This is much better for the health of the women. The increasing use of frozen eggs has also led to improve...

Parkinsons Disease Protein Pathway Identified

...mine. This lowering of dopamine leads to decreased stimulation of the brain's motor cortex. Although scientists have not known the exact cause of the loss of these dopamine-producing neurons, they believe it is related to dysfunctional mitochondria and oxidative stress. Mitochondria are the cell's "power plant...

Protein Pathway Involved in Parkinson Disease Development Identified

...mine. This lowering of dopamine leads to decreased stimulation of the brain's motor cortex. Although scientists have not known the exact cause of the loss of these dopamine-producing neurons, they believe it is related to dysfunctional mitochondria and oxidative stress. Mitochondria are the cell's "power pla...

Novel Treatment Beneficial for Colon and Liver Cancer

...ossible, according to the scientist, thanks to the stimulation of the immune system, since the introduction of the correct gene in the diseased body can cause it to repair itself and destroy the tumor. In addition, the researcher of the University of Navarra noted that colon cancer alone causes more than 500,0...

Gene Therapy for Parkinsons Disease

...s patients. And in the past decade, the deep brain stimulation has worked in as many as 70 percent of patients who have opted for the surgical procedure. If it doesn't work, the electrodes can be removed. Gene therapy could be a more natural way to treat the disease, said Dr. Feigin. This important study shows...

Sexual Fantasies Play an Important Role in Boosting Desire

... proper neurohormonal activity with a right sexual stimulation is necessary in order to experience sexual desire.... Carlos Sierra points out that education on sexual stimulation and response as well as healthy attitudes towards sexuality is extremely important. In this way, sex...

Hepatitis C Carries Another Risk-Cancer Of The Immune System

...rall risk is low. According to Giordano ,chronic stimulation of the immune system caused by hepatitis C might be contributing to the development of certain lymphomas. The study subjects recruited were 150,000 veterans from the Veteran Administration (Vietnam War). The scientists marked those with a diagnosi...

Potential Of Epilepsy Surgeries Are Not Fully Harnessed Say Brain Specialists

...afely. In this case, the options are: Deep-brain stimulation Major studies are beginning to see if implanting an electrode that emits a low-level electrical current could zap the bad brain tissue and stop seizures as they form. It is already used to control tremors in Parkinson's disease. Vagus nerve stimula...

Stimulating the Ankle Can Help Patients With Overactive Bladder

...ry Crawford Long Hospital urologist is using nerve stimulation in the ankle to better help control the bladder. "Known as percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS), this is one of the least invasive forms of neurostimulation for urological conditions, such ...

Magnets to the rescue of Alzheimers patients

...to be replicated in humans. Trans cranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) has been used to treat certain disorders, in...k is particularly encouraging for the use of brain stimulation in chronic disease such as stroke and dementia. "The challenge now is to find ways of combining s...

Unique Electrical Stimulation Device to Restore Mobility in Stroke Survivors

...sts in New York City are using a unique electrical stimulation device that restores mobility in patients with foo..., and electrodes that transmit painless electrical stimulation to the peroneal nerve to activate the calf muscle and correct their gait. Doctors at the medical c...

Enriching Environment Stimulates Neurons: Hope For Fragile X Syndrome

... neurons. Importantly, they found that increased stimulation of neurons in the mice, which enhanced calcium sig...kout mice to an enriched environment caused higher stimulation that would restore normal neuronal plasticity. They gave such mice a variety of cage toys, and also ...

New Device for Stroke Patients Improves Walking

...round, and electrodes transmit painless electrical stimulation to the peroneal nerve to activate the calf muscle ...ng while wearing the device. Generally, electrical stimulation has been demonstrated to improve motor control; future research will determine the specific long-ter...

Radical Idea of Implanting Tiny Electrodes to the Deaf

...one through a closed door.With the new intraneural stimulation procedure, that effect is eliminated, and there are other technical advantages, too. The intimate contact of the array with the nerve fibers achieves more precise activation of fibers signaling specific frequencies, reduced electrical current requi...

Dementia – Worse With a Dull Life. Keep Busy, and Active to Improve Memory, Study Recommend

... of other mice. The mice that received constant stimulation with toys, company of other mice, performed well i...in the lost memory with a certain amount of mental stimulation and training. Study leader Dr Li-Huei Tsai said: "This recovery of long-term memory was really the m...

New Light on Working of Brain Networks

...of norepinephrine. Treatments for ADHD all enhance stimulation of the norepinephrine receptors. These new data also have important implications for the researchers’ studies of more severe mental illnesses like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, which can involve mutations of a molecule called DISC1 (Disrupted...

Brain Networks Strengthened by Closing Ion Channels

...of norepinephrine. Treatments for ADHD all enhance stimulation of the norepinephrine receptors. These new data also have important implications for the researchers’ studies of more severe mental illnesses like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, which can involve mutations of a molecule called DISC1 (Disrupted...

Software System to Improve the Function of Retinal Implants

...anglion cell layer of the retina. These electrical stimulation contacts feed camera signals into the optic nerve. The camera may be attached to a frame of glasses and transmits its signals in a wireless fashion to the implant. Currently, the results do not meet the high expectations. "The camera generates elec...

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