Top Medical Stories for Thursday, May 30th

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT)– Here are today’s top medical stories from our partners at Ivanhoe Communications.

Stem Cells Helping Paralyzed Rats A new study at the University of California at San Diego, found that injecting human stem cells into rats with an acute spinal cord injury caused neuronal regeneration as well as improved the rats’ function and mobility.

Surgery Helps Children With Spastic Cerebral Palsy Selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) is a surgical procedure used to treat
spasticity in some children with spastic cerebral palsy. Researchers have found that, in the majority of children with spastic cerebral palsy, the benefits of SDR last throughout adolescence and into early adulthood.

Heart Failure: New Drug Cuts Mortality Rates in Half A new supplement has been found to decrease mortality in patients with heart
failure by 50 percent, according to research presented at the Heart Failure Congress 2013 in Lisbon, Portugal.

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