Tag: "canine" at medical news
New math model of heart cell has novel calcium pathway
...s have developed the first mathematical model of a canine
cardiac cell that incorporates a vital calcium regulatory pathway , with implications for life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias, or irregular heartbeats. Thomas J. Hund, Ph.D., post-doctoral researcher in Pathology ( in Dr. Jeffrey Saffitz laboratory...
Animal study shows link between nicotine and atrial flutter
...tly increases the incidence of cardiac fibrosis in canine
hearts. This reaction promotes a kind of rapid heart rhythm that has many similarities to typical human atrial flutter, a potentially life-threatening condition that affects approximately a quarter million Americans each year. In an article publish...
Computer modeling fibrillation in the canine heart
...ill be used to develop a 3-D computer model of the canine
heart. "We are using a canine
heart instead of a human heart because normal human data is hard to get," explains Wouter-Jan Rappel...
Mastiffs could aid treatment of retinitis pigmentosa
...eed that sometimes carries the gene defect for the canine
eye disease progressive retinal atrophy (PRA), has...nd the Macula Vision Research Foundation. Both the canine
and human inherited vision disorders involve the loss of rod cells, the photoreceptors in the eye's ...