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Purdue-IU researchers explore new method for early disease diagnosis
...s methodology proves to be sensitive to cancer and heart
disease, as it is for metabolic disorders. We also plan to try other sample types such as tissue."...
UK scientists lift lid on genetics of coronary artery disease
...ing how our genetic make-up can lead us to develop heart
disease and to predicting who is most at risk. In ...sed risk of developing coronary artery disease and heart
attacks The study also confirmed the importance of a variant on chromosome 9, previous identified in...
Cardiac patches stimulate regeneration, improve function after heart attack
When human hearts are injured, as during a heart
attack, healthy tissue normally cant regrow. Rese...ostin and placed over the injury, can not only get heart
cells to begin dividing and making copies of themselves again, but also improves heart
NY Stem Cell Foundation's 2nd Annual Translational Stem Cell Research Conference
...nts and cures for, cancer, neurological disorders, heart
disease and diabetes, and auto immune disease. A full conference pamphlet and registration information is available at www.nyscf.org . Our inaugural conference was an unprecedented event for New York and reinforced the citys status as a vital nati...
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- July 11, 2007
... effects of a drug suggested for use in preventing heart
attacks and other complications of diabetes. In ... may play a role in diabetic complications such as heart
disease and strokes, the researchers said. The new study also found that Trental, reported to have ...
Metabolic syndrome -- don't blame the belly fat
...ter of conditions that includes the most dangerous heart
attack risk factors: prediabetes, diabetes, high blood pressure, and changes in cholesterol. But with the help of powerful new imaging technologies, a team of Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) researchers at Yale University School of Medicine ...
High blood pressure medication strategy proves effective in Hispanic women
... as white women to suffer adverse outcomes such as heart
attack, stroke or death from any cause. The findings provide new data on a population of ethnic women who have been all but absent from such research. The study is unique in that we enrolled a substantial number of women and a substantial number of...
JCI table of contents: July 12, 2007
...elet aggregation can block blood vessels and cause heart
attack or stroke. Platelet aggregation involves th...od clots in the vessel that carries blood from the heart
to the lungs. Furthermore, this blockade results in very little pathological bleeding, which can oft...
New blood test might offer early warning of deep belly fat
...linked to insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, and heart
disease risk. The researchers, including Barbara Kahn and Timothy Graham of Harvard Medical School and Matthias Blher of the University of Leipzig in Germany, showed that retinol-binding protein 4 (RBP4) is produced in much greater amounts by visce...
A spoonful of sugar helps your waistline go down
...ed no advice. Measures of body fat and markers of heart
disease risk (such as waist circumference and cholesterol levels) were collected at the beginning and end of the trial. The advice followed healthy eating guidelines and recommended: a reduced daily calorie intake, which was low in fat (35% of c...
Penn researchers discover how microRNAs control protein synthesis
.... According to Kiriakidou, Ago proteins are at the heart
of the miRNA regulatory pathway, due to their engagement with miRNAs. The miRNA and Ago protein association dictates the way that miRNA regulates gene production. While there are four different proteins in the human Ago family, Kiriakidou and coll...
Specific type of cell death may accelerate decompensated heart failure
... Medical Center have found. In certain forms of heart
disease, autophagy is taking place, but how much o...utophagy might also lead to harmful changes in the heart
muscle, particularly in decompensated heart
failure an inability of the muscle to function and main...
University of Cincinnati receives $1.7M to research molecular treatment of brain injury
...ls showed that long-term use increased the risk of heart
attack and stroke. Strauss then shifted his focus from suppression of the harmful COX-2 enzyme to the potential for elevating two theoretically helpful eicosanoids, known as HETEs and EETs. We believe eicosanoids reduce the number of inflammato...
Faulty cell membrane repair causes heart disease
During vigorous exercise, heart
muscle cells take a beating. In fact, some of thos...ng cell membranes, those cells would die and cause heart
damage (cardiomyopathy). Researchers at the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver Colleg...
JCI Table of Contents -- July 2, 2007
...Inadequate cell membrane repair may be involved in heart
failure and muscular dystrophy. Their results appe...n the considerable shape changes that skeletal and heart
muscle undergo as part of their natural function, its remarkable that muscle cells just dont tear ap...
New approach to pulmonary hypertension shows promise
... high-blood pressure in the lungs and, eventually, heart
failure. Pulmonary hypertension is especially dangerous because it is difficult to diagnose, Michelakis said, adding that it can appear in anyone at any age but is most commonly found in females in their 30s. The prime symptom is shortness of breat...
Key to male infertility
...gration inhibitory factor (MIF) as a key factor in heart
damage. And antibodies targeted to MIF, so-called anti-MIF antibodies, significantly improves cardiac performance during septic shock. MIF levels are also two times higher in autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes. In the labor...
Loss of cell's 'antenna' linked to cancer's development
...iratory problems, reversal of organs (for example, heart
on the right) and a predisposition to obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure. In each case, cells fail to appropriately detect growth-controlling signals and develop abnormally. Now, researchers are adding cancer to this list. Many cancers ari...
Nanoparticles hitchhike on red blood cells: a potential new method for drug delivery
...iety of conditions such as cancer, blood clots and heart
disease. Dr. Steven R. Goodman, Editor-in-Chief of the journal, said this study dealing with the attachment of nanoparticles to red blood cells may also have important implications for future treatment of hematologic disorders. This fusion of modern ...
Desertification: UN experts prescribe global policy overhaul to avoid looming mass migrations
...rylands" and "desertification;" Put science at the heart
of policy making and beef up research on emerging issues such as thresholds or "tipping points" as they relate to migration and desertification; and Improve coordination at all levels: Nationally: harmonize policies dispersed across a range of ...
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