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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Health News:Discovery could open door to frozen preservation of whole organs ♦ New strategy discovered for treating arthritis ♦ Can physical exercise enhance long-term memory?

Discovery could open door to frozen preservation of tissues, whole organs A new approach to 'vitrification,' or ice-free cryopreservation, has been discovered, which could ultimately allow a much wider use of extreme cold to preserve tissues and even organs for later use.
New strategy discovered for treating arthritis Arthritis patients could one day benefit from a novel form of medicine, according to researchers. Arthritic cartilage, previously thought to be impenetrable to therapies, could be treated by a patient's own 'microvesicles' that are able to travel into cartilage cells and deliver therapeutic agents.
Certain factors may help identify patients for surgical procedure for obstructive sleep apnea Patients with more severe obstructive sleep apnea are more likely to receive greater benefit from the surgical procedure known as maxillomandibular advancement,
Can physical exercise enhance long-term memory? Exercise can enhance the development of new brain cells in the adult brain, a process called adult neurogenesis. These newborn brain cells play an important role in learning and memory. Mice that spent time running on wheels not only developed twice the normal number of new neurons, but also showed an increased ability to distinguish new objects from familiar objects

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