33MD for April 13, 2009

POSTED: Monday, April 13, 2009 - 4:52pm

UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 10:58pm

A recent study involving stem cells may provide hope for women who are dealing with infertility. In a study of mice researchers based in China found that female ovaries may be able to produce new eggs in adulthood. The findings could reject the long-held belief that females are born with a limited number of eggs needed to produce offspring. Experts hope the findings will help with treating infertility.

A new study shows music could help people suffering from heart disease. Scientists found that listening to some types of music could reduce stress levels in heart patients. Researchers at Temple University in Philadelphia looked at more than 1,400 patients. Doctors found that listening to certain types of music helped lower blood pressure, heart rate, and anxiety in these patients.

Compassion, admiration, they’re typical human emotions. But experts say today’s technology could be damaging your ability to interpret these feelings. Researchers at the University of Southern California studied the brains of 13 adults as they were told real-life stories of virtue. It took the brain 6 to 8 seconds to fully respond. Experts are concerned websites like Twitter and Facebook may be cutting into that process.