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2010-07-07 15:28:57

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have identified key players in a little-known biochemical pathway that appears to regulate blood pressure. The findings, reported in the early online version of Cardiovascular Research, have evolved from studies conducted by Jeffrey S. Isenberg, M.D., Eileen M. Bauer, Ph.D., and their colleagues at Pitt's Vascular Medicine Institute. "Identifying and unraveling this important pathway for blood pressure regulation could lead to a...

2005-06-24 15:15:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) -- Eating dark chocolate may have a protective effect on the cardiovascular system in healthy people, the results of a new study suggest. "Epidemiological studies suggest that high flavonoid intake confers a benefit on cardiovascular outcome," Dr. Charalambos Vlachopoulos, of Athens Medical School in Greece, and colleagues write in the American Journal of Hypertension. They point out that the elasticity or stiffness of arteries "are important determinants of...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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