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Antidepressant heart risk confirmed

Antidepressant heart risk confirmed

30 January 2013 Last updated at 02:51 ET Some but not all antidepressant drugs known as SSRIs pose a very small but serious heart risk, say researchers. Citalopram and escitalopram, which fall into this drug group, can trigger a heart rhythm disturbance, a new study in the British Medical Journal shows. UK and US regulators have already warned doctors to be extra careful about which patients they prescribe these medicines to Continue reading

Double arm transplant for soldier

Double arm transplant for soldier

29 January 2013 Last updated at 16:24 ET Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. ‘One of my goals is to hand-cycle a marathon’ The first US soldier to survive losing four limbs in Iraq has said he is looking forward to swimming and driving after having a double arm transplant Continue reading

Double arm transplant for soldier

Double arm transplant for soldier

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Antidepressant contribution to arrhythmia risk clarified

Antidepressant contribution to arrhythmia risk clarified

Jan. 29, 2013 — A 2011 warning from the U.S Continue reading

In-brain monitoring shows memory network

In-brain monitoring shows memory network

Jan. 29, 2013 — Working with patients with electrodes implanted in their brains, researchers at the University of California, Davis, and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have shown for the first time that areas of the brain work together at the same time to recall memories. The unique approach promises new insights into how we remember details of time and place Continue reading

Artificial pancreas: The way of the future for treating type 1 diabetes

Artificial pancreas: The way of the future for treating type 1 diabetes

Jan. 28, 2013 — IRCM researchers, led by endocrinologist Dr. Rémi Rabasa-Lhoret, were the first to conduct a trial comparing a dual-hormone artificial pancreas with conventional diabetes treatment using an insulin pump and showed improved glucose levels and lower risks of hypoglycemia. Continue reading

New technique sheds light on RNA

New technique sheds light on RNA

Jan. 28, 2013 — When researchers sequence the RNA of cancer cells, they can compare it to normal cells and see where there is more RNA. Continue reading

Patients’ own skin cells are transformed into heart cells  to create ‘disease in a dish’

Patients’ own skin cells are transformed into heart cells to create ‘disease in a dish’

Jan. 27, 2013 — Most patients with an inherited heart condition known as arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy (ARVD/C) don’t know they have a problem until they’re in their early 20s Continue reading

Poor sleep in old age prevents the brain from storing memories

Poor sleep in old age prevents the brain from storing memories

Jan. 27, 2013 — The connection between poor sleep, memory loss and brain deterioration as we grow older has been elusive. But for the first time, scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have found a link between these hallmark maladies of old age Continue reading

Potential of differentiated iPS cells in cell therapy without immune rejection

Potential of differentiated iPS cells in cell therapy without immune rejection

Jan. 25, 2013 — A new study from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) shows that tissues derived from induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells in an experimental model were not rejected when transplanted back into genetically identical recipients. The study, published online in Cell Stem Cell , demonstrates the potential of utilizing iPS cells to develop cell types that could offer treatment for a wide range of conditions, including diabetes, liver and lung diseases, without the barrier of immune rejection Continue reading