Tag: "heart" at biology news
Study begins to reveal clues to the cause and progression of sepsis
...at this country experienced over 50 years ago with heart
disease and stroke we knew that too many people were dying of cardiovascular disease, but we didnt know enough about the disease to effectively treat and prevent it, said Derek C. Angus, M.D., M.P.H., professor and vice chair of research, department...
Bursts of waves drive immune system 'soldiers' toward invaders
...r better understanding and treatment of cancer and heart
disease. Visible only under a very high-resoluti...ation of white blood cell movement plays a role in heart
attack - another promising target for applying the new insights of the regulation of cell movement, ...
Doernbecher Children's Hospital scientist earns coveted Javits award
...at occurredduring pregnancy; and infants born with heart
disease. These infantscommonly develop injury to one major part of the brain, called the whitematter, which contains the nerve fibers that control brain functionssuch as walking, speaking and thinking. White matter injury occurs whenblood flow to the...
High blood pressure, low energy -- a recipe for heart failure
...ple with long-standing high blood pressure develop heart
failure. But some don't. Daniel P. Kelly, M.D., an...esearch reveals that impaired energy production in heart
muscle may underlie heart
failure in some hypertensive patients. The researchers assert that a molec...
Abnormal fat metabolism underlies heart problems in diabetic patients
...er age and often result in premature death, making heart
disease the major killer of diabetic people. But why is heart
disease so prevalent among diabetics? To help answer that question, researchers at Washington Univer...
No evidence that widely prescribed statins protect against prostate cancer
...l and are commonly prescribed to treat and prevent heart
disease. Since cholesterol is required for the production of male hormones researchers have theorized that statins may reduce production of these hormones. A large, recent study found that men using statin drugs were at lowered risk of developing met...
Antioxidant overload may underlie a heritable human disease
...load of natural antioxidants can actually lead the heart
to failure. There is plenty of evidence about th... cardiomyopathies, in which weakening skeletal and heart
muscle contain clumps of proteins. Although the genetic basis for the disease had been linked to mut...
New study suggests Concord grape juice may provide protection against breast cancer
..., drinking Concord grape juice can be good for the heart
much like red wine. And so, with the link between...grape juice made from Concord grapes can help your heart
and perhaps your breast health....
JCI table of contents: Aug. 9, 2007
... CARDIOLOGY: Cell death by necrosis leads to heart
failure The prevalence of heart
failure continues to increase in the Western world, making it one of the biggest killers in this reg...
European Science Foundation's Forward Look reaches out beyond the endless frontiers
...fic and Technical Research (COST). At its thematic heart
is food security in which food systems play a pivotal role. Food systems not only contribute to providing safe and healthy food; in a broader context they also contribute to an increasing number of environmental and societal goals. This Forward Look ...
Acute sleep deprivation leads to changes in nighttime urine production for men and women
...in a randomized sequence. Their blood pressure and heart
rate were recorded every hour using a non-invasive blood pressure monitor. Electrolytes, osmolarity, creatine and urea were evaluated in plasma and urine. Key blood elements were also measured. Excretions and clearances were calculated for electrolyt...
Study finds gender differences in renal and other genes contributing to blood pressure
...elopment of high blood pressure (hypertension) and heart
(cardiovascular) disease. Previous studies have reported that gender may affect vascular physiology and the bodys response to some types of blood pressure medications. Although gender is usually accounted for in association studies, newer research ...
Cardio exercise benefits in male vs. female hearts
... same way. Risk factors and protective factors for heart
diseases are likewise unequal. The molecular mecha...mprove treatment strategies for women and men with heart
disease. The study is entitled Voluntary Exercise Induces Sex-Specific Physiological Cardiac Remo...
Study suggests estrogen deficiency can lead to obesity-induced high blood pressure after menopause
...t menopause, women lose hormone protection against heart
(cardiovascular) and kidney (renal) diseases, and are likely to become obese. A research team has tested the idea that estrogen deficiency in aged females may trigger the development of high blood pressure and obesity. The results of their study, usi...
Sugar and spice and everything nice: Health differences in newborn girls and boys
...hy death rates for female infants are higher after heart
surgery and why female donor livers may be less ef...ns. One study found that gender differences in the heart
may help explain why infant girls are more likely to die following heart
surgery. The other study ha...
The 'female advantage' in kidney disease does not extend to diabetic women
...regardless of age -- are diagnosed with kidney and heart
diseases almost as frequently as men. What is...d Women are infrequently diagnosed with kidney or heart
disease until they reach menopause. At menopause, when their sex hormone -- estrogen -- begins to di...
UCF research links proteins, stem cells and potential Alzheimer's treatment
...ng specific tissue types the brain, the eyes, the heart
but every disease is different, he said. Simply producing transplantable cells isnt enough. You have to think of how the disease works and figure out ways to apply the cells. Sometimes that may mean coming up with other compounds that help deliver t...
Unlocking proteins from their cellular shell
...k of an eye. Pathophysiological processes such as heart
disease, anemia, and even the rigidification of breast tumors often reflect changes in protein organization and assembly that adversely affect static and dynamic forces in, on, and around cells. Protein targeting is the strategy commonly employed t...
How a pain in the neck could be bad for your blood pressure
...play a crucial role in controlling blood pressure, heart
rate and breathing. Their study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, provides the first evidence for a role for these connections in influencing brain regions which control body functions that we don't need to think about, such as breathing a...
Nanotechnology helps scientists make bendy sensors for hydrogen vehicles
...to create bendy hydrogen sensors, which are at the heart
of hydrogen fuel cells used in hydrogen vehicles. In comparison to previously designed hydrogen sensors, which are rigid and use expensive, pure palladium, the new sensors are bendy and use single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) to improve efficien...
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