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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Health News: injured kidneys can be used for transplants ♦ Alternative way to pay for expensive drugs ♦ Injured spinal cord: Regeneration possible ♦ Epilepsy

Even injured kidneys can be used for transplants,  Kidneys from deceased donors that have acute injuries are frequently discarded instead of being used for transplant. However, a study finds that such kidneys may be more viable than previously thought, and should be considered to meet the growing demand for organ transplants. Continue Reading
Alternative way to pay for expensive drugs may be needed  A major challenge facing the world's health care systems is paying for a new breed of expensive breakthrough drugs. One way to address the issue is to approach it the same way as other industries where suppliers encourage investment through approaches such as equipment leases or supplier-financed credit. Continue Reading
Gene linked with early epilepsy discovered  Certain types of early-onset epilepsy are caused by previously unknown mutations of a potassium channel gene, KCNA2. The mutations disrupt the electrical balance in the brain in two ways. In some patients, the flow of potassium is greatly reduced; while in others, it is raised enormously. Both states can lead to hard-to-treat epileptic seizures. New information may lead .Continue Reading
Injured spinal cord: Regeneration possible with epothilon  Damage to the spinal cord rarely heals because the injured nerve cells fail to regenerate. The regrowth of their long nerve fibers is hindered by scar tissue and molecular processes inside the nerves. Scientists in now report that help might be on the way from an unexpected quarter Continue Reading:

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