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Dermal Fillers for Cheek Augmentation May Be Just Like Putting on Makeup

dermal fillersIn collaboration with a manufacturer for HA dermal fillers, a group of researchers proposed a new technique using HA fillers to augment the cheek areas. Instead of the traditional surgical blueprint, they base their injection patterns on how makeup is applied to the cheek areas… [read more].

 

Do Statins for High Cholesterol Decrease Deaths from Heart Disease?

high cholesterolA recent study explored the long-term use of statins in patients with high levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. LDL cholesterol transports fat to cells, where they can build up and cause atherosclerosis. This causes the inside of arteries to narrow, which can lead to… [read more].

 

Is CRISPR Genome Editing Safe for Patients?

CRISPR genome editingSince its debut in 2012, CRISPR genome editing has been a transformative tool for researchers to solve complex genetic disorders. CRISPR, which stands for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats, is a genome editor that acts as molecular ‘smart scissors’ that are able to find… [read more].

 

Are Nicotine Levels in E-Cigarettes Turning Teens into Smokers?

nicotine levelsLast year, a worrisome 11% of American 10th-grade students reported using e-cigarettes (vaping) in the past month. Prior research has proven that teens who vape are at a higher risk of starting and consequently progressing to more frequent and heavy smoking… [read more].

 

What is the Genetic Basis for Alcohol Dependence and Major Depression?

major depressionAlthough the comorbidity of alcohol dependence and major depression is recognized, the underlying basis of their co-occurrence is not well understood. Studies indicate that alcohol dependence increases the risk of major depression1 and conversely, major depression increases the risk of… [read more].

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