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Stem Cell Researchers Solve Problem of Cell Death

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Monthly Archives: April 2010

Stem Cell Researchers Solve Problem of Cell Death

The problem of stem cell fragility, a major hurdle that has long-hindered the progress of stem cell research, has been solved. Scientists working with the Scripps Research Institute say they have identified the mechanisms responsible for stem cell fragility. During the culture process, stem cells frequently die unless very meticulous, labor-intensive steps are taken to …

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How to Measure Success in Cosmetic Breast Surgery

Cosmetic breast surgery is clearly more than a simple appearance change. A multitude of factors affect the patient’s health and quality of life after the procedure. Last August, several physicians published an article outlining 6 important factors that define successful breast surgery. A brief summary of those factors is below: Enhanced Breast Appearance Improving your …

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Trends in Breast Augmentation Discussed in Study

Some of the most popular trends in breast augmentations were outlined in a March 2009 study published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal. Using electronic surveys, plastic surgeons from all over the country were asked about breast enhancement procedures they were offering. Much of the data reflected cosmetic surgery performed in the South and Southwest regions, …

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Scientists Study Breast Regrowth Procedure for Breast Reconstruction

Australian scientists are hoping that a new procedure will allow breast regeneration after a mastectomy. If it is proven successful, the procedure could replace breast reconstruction with synthetic implants. Trials are set to begin with real human patients very soon. A biodegradable chamber is placed within the chest, containing stem cells obtained from the patient’s …

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Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction Sought by Independent Women

According to a recent article in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, an increasing number of breast cancer patients are independently seeking microsurgical breast reconstruction. Doctors surveyed over 300 women who had breast reconstruction performed at a single institution. Information was gathered about their age and demographic, but more importantly – their referral patterns and decision-making processes. …

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