Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Tuesday's News 11 25 2008

Scientists achieve repair of injured heart muscle in lab tests of stem cells

Researchers at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC have been able to effectively repair damaged heart muscle in an animal model using a novel population of stem cells they discovered that is derived from human skeletal muscle tissue.

Source and More:
http://www.physorg.com/news146832938.html
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Researchers recreate SARS virus, open door for potential defenses against future strains

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Vanderbilt University Medical Center have synthetically reconstructed the bat variant of the SARS coronavirus (CoV) that caused the SARS epidemic of 2003.

Source and More:
http://www.physorg.com/news146830540.html
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Depression Meds Associated With Infant Heart Conditions

A new study finds that two antidepressant medications taken by women during the first three months of pregnancy were associated with infant heart problems.

Source and More:
http://psychcentral.com/news/2008/11/25/depression-meds-associated-with-infant-heart-conditions/3405.html
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What to do when mom or dad doesn't recognize you

On Thanksgiving, millions of Americans will see the changes a year makes in their family -- how the children have grown, how relatives have aged.

Source and More:
http://www.cnn.com/2008/HEALTH/family/11/25/family.thanksgiving.alzheimers/index.html
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Depression in Centenarians Often Unrecognized

Although people over 100 years of age appear to be as prone to depression as younger individuals, only about a third of those affected are diagnosed, investigators reported today at the annual scientific meeting of the Gerontological Society of America in National Harbor, Maryland.

Source and More:
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/584106

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