Latest Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology Stories

2012-03-02 11:25:28

Scientists modified a protein in the heart which dramatically reduced cell damage after heart attacks, according to new research published the American Heart Association journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology. The modified protein reduced cell damage by 50 percent in mice without causing harmful inflammation, the researchers found. Those results came during research looking at ways to prevent heart failure induced by heart attack. The protein is called focal adhesion...

2011-04-25 08:00:00

CHICAGO, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 1,200 experts in cardiovascular medicine, vascular biology, endocrinology, hematology and other disciplines are expected to attend the American Heart Association's Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology (ATVB) 2011 Scientific Sessions, April 28-30, in Chicago, Ill. The conference will include nearly 700 abstracts, plus about 100 invited oral presentations, representing a breadth of research on vascular biology and...

2010-09-07 19:13:10

Study results demonstrate progerin increases in blood vessels as we age Progeria, also known as Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome (HGPS), is a rare, fatal genetic disease characterized by an appearance of accelerated aging in children. All children with Progeria die of the same heart disease that affects millions of normal aging adults (atherosclerosis), but instead of occurring at 60 or 70 years of age, these children may suffer heart attacks and strokes even before age 10, and the...

2009-09-05 06:30:00

Broccoli has long been hailed as a heart healthy food, and now British scientists are certain that they know why. Researchers at Imperial College London have discovered a chemical in broccoli that could create a defense mechanism to shield arteries from heart attacks. The researchers found that sulforaphane, a chemical that broccoli is full of, could "switch on" a defensive protein. "We know that vegetables are clearly good for you, but surprisingly the molecular mechanisms of why they are...

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