Tag: "vascular" at biology news
Stanford researchers establish center for physics-based simulations of biological structures
...nt implications for coronary artery and peripheral vascular
disease (Chris Zarins). Addressing these problems "makes sure we make contributions soon to the science," Altman said. "We have scientists in those domains who've signed up to be early users of our software and to give us feedback as to whether it's...
Stanford cooling tool may improve performance of athletes, soldiers
...e hand rests], which cools the blood in the hand's vascular
heat-exchange structures. Arteries deliver blood directly from the heart to these vascular
structures, and veins then carry the blood from these structures back to the heart." Grahn and ...
Good news: As you age, leg blood vessels adapt so you can still exercise without fainting
... words, older adults may require a higher level of vascular
"restraint" to preserve systemic blood pressure du...y the mechanisms underlying age-related changes in vascular
responsiveness to sympathetic stimulation; and to examine the importance of sympathetic outflow in r...
Most promising clinical uses for stem cells from fat agreed on by international society
...r treating acute or chronic cardiac and peripheral vascular
diseases. Moreover, the group felt the best use of the technology should be to develop therapies using patients' own cells, as opposed to cells that might be donated by other individuals. Because adipose is both abundantly available and easily ac...
Muscle-building hand-grips aid systolic blood pressure, carotid AD, endothelial function
...boratory. Prior to beginning the exercise regimen, vascular
reactivity, which is a measure of an artery's ability to dilate in response to an increase in blood flow, was measured in both arms using a technique called flow-mediated dilation (FMD). This technique involves stopping blood flow to the forearm for ...
Rice engineer wins prestigious Annunzio Award
...group is creating new materials for small-diameter vascular
grafts that could eliminate the need for doctors to use veins from a patient's leg for heart bypass surgery. West is developing techniques to use a patient's own cells to grow replacement blood vessels in the lab -- blood vessels that can be used in...
Estrogen protects male rats from aortic aneurysms
... treatment, strikes men more often than women. But vascular
surgeons at the University of Michigan Medical School have found some intriguing clues. At this week's American College of Surgeons meeting in New Orleans, Derek T. Woodrum, M.D., a U-M resident in general surgery, will present new research results s...
Anti-cholesterol drug treats Alzheimer's disease in mice
...is now in final clinical trials as a treatment for vascular
disease and atherosclerosis. That drug is "considered safe for human use, with a good therapeutic window," wrote Kovacs and her colleagues. "Our results suggest that slow-release biopolymer administration of ACAT inhibitors may be considered as a pot...
To save dolphin's dorsal fin experts combine medical technology and teamwork
...ns. Thermal imagery revealed patterns of increased vascular
development in Liko's dorsal fin and more rapid healing following application of localized LED therapy. Human cosmetic surgeon Dr. Faringer performed the initial procedure in July that prepped Liko's wound for the sequence of fin-saving treatments to...
Sandbagging cancer in the bloodstream
... metastatic tumor cells secrete a protein known as vascular
endothelial growth factor (VEGF). VEGF stimulates ...essels, Src kinases respond to this by causing the vascular
cell cadherins to break apart and allow the tumor cell to get out of the circulation and into an env...
Bristol scientists find key to unlock body's own cancer defence
...Bristol University, have discovered that a type of vascular
endothelial growth factor (VEGF) found in normal tissue, including blood, can prevent cancers from growing. The research findings will be published in the world's most prestigious scientific cancer journal, 'Cancer Research', next week [1 November 2...
Joslin Diabetes Center awards 1st Mary K. Iacocca Faculty Fellowship
...researchers on stem cell projects and the study of vascular
complications in people with diabetes. "In reviewing Dr. von Andrian's work, we see numerous ways in which he can help us assess the cellular and molecular causes of diabetes, and help guide the search for drug targets to treat the many complication...
New source for heart bypass replacement blood vessels: Fibrin-based TEVs
... engineered blood vessels (TEVs) using a matrix of vascular
smooth muscle embedded in fibrin gels. After only ...sed TEVs hold significant promise for treatment of vascular
disease and as a model system to address interesting questions with regards to blood vessel developm...
Elevated inflammatory enzyme, Lp-PLA2, significantly linked to ischemic stroke
...ing cause of heart attacks, strokes and peripheral vascular
disease, accounts for 50 percent of all deaths in Western countries. Atherosclerosis involves inflammation within the walls of blood vessels, which likely begins in the presence of LDL-C and then involves certain white blood cells and the formation ...
Acetaminophen shows positive in vivo cardioprotective effects in heart attack, arrhythmia
...exploring the effects of acetaminophen on diet and vascular
atherogenesis, spread of necrosis and apoptosis postmyocardial infarction, and procedurally induced myocardial infarction." And certainly "an investigation of the potential antiarrythmic qualities of acetaminophen, in an in vivo setting, should be co...
Concord grape juice increased HDL, lowered inflammatory marker linked to heart disease
...ntribute to the development of atherosclerosis and vascular
inflammation. We have seen in previous studies of healthy subjects that drinking grape juice decreases superoxide production and inhibits platelet aggregation, yet its impact on the inflammatory properties of platelets had not been previously studie...
A 'repulsive' protein guides blood vessel development
...ers explored the roles of two proteins involved in vascular
development. One of the molecules, Semaphorin 3E (...ent study, plexin-D1 was known to be important for vascular
development, but the specific signal to which it responded was a mystery. The molecule was also cons...
Down Syndrome protein reduces tumor growth
...r Biochemistry and Molecular Biology journal. Many vascular
disorders including atherosclerosis, tumor growth,...ase, cancer and preeclampsia. An important goal in vascular
research is to develop new strategies that inhibit endothelial cell dysfunction and abnormal blood v...
Good news about vitamin E
...lood test that predicts susceptibility to diabetic vascular
disease based on haptoglobin type. ...
Promising results in the battle against incurable ALS muscle disease
...euven has led to the surprising discovery that the vascular
endothelial growth factor (VEGF) plays a major role in this disease. VEGF: a promising track to follow VEGF is a signaling substance that controls the growth of blood vessels. To a large extent, a tissue in need of oxygen manufactures the prot...
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