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2013-12-18 14:53:42

Researchers at Emory and Georgia Tech have developed a potential treatment for atherosclerosis that targets a master controller of the process. The results are scheduled for publication Dec. 18 in the journal Nature Communications. In a twist, the master controller comes from a source that scientists had thought was leftover garbage. It is a micro RNA molecule, which comes from an unused template that remains after punching out ribosomes –– workhorse protein factories found in all...

2013-09-08 23:00:43

High blood pressure (hypertension) is a serious condition that, if untreated, can worsen over time, leading to coronary heart disease, heart failure, aneurysms, stroke and kidney failure. Houston, TX (PRWEB) September 08, 2013 Approximately one in three adults in the United States has high blood pressure and more than 20% don't even know they have it. Known as the silent killer, there are often no symptoms until the heart, arteries, and other organs are already damaged. And because of...

2013-06-18 11:39:56

In a study of more than 2,000 adults, researchers found that two MRI measurements of the abdominal aorta – the amount of plaque in the vessel and the thickness of its wall – are associated with future cardiovascular events, such as a heart attack or stroke. Results of the study are published online in the journal Radiology. "This is an important study, because it demonstrates that atherosclerosis in an artery outside the heart is an independent predictor of adverse...

2013-06-17 23:00:23

In a study of more than 2,000 adults, researchers found that two MRI measurements of the abdominal aorta – the amount of plaque in the vessel and the thickness of its wall – are associated with future cardiovascular events, such as a heart attack or stroke. Results of the study are published online, June 18, in the journal Radiology. Oak Brook, IL (PRWEB) June 17, 2013 In a study of more than 2,000 adults, researchers found that two MRI measurements of the abdominal aorta...

2013-06-13 23:01:00

Father's Day, on Sunday, June 16, is an excellent opportunity to help dad avoid a devastating heart attack or stroke. SHAPE recommends arranging for a simple, inexpensive cardiovascular scan by calling your doctor or a SHAPE Certified Physician in your area at: http://www.shapesociety.org/locator/store_locator.php. Houston, TX (PRWEB) June 13, 2013 Since last Father's Day, almost 500,000 American men have died due to a sudden heart attack or stroke, leaving behind emotionally and...

Bioengineered Blood Vessels Successfully Implanted In Patient
2013-06-07 04:50:47

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Surgeons at Duke University have announced the successful implantation of a bioengineered blood vessel in the United States. “This is a pioneering event in medicine,” said Dr. Jeffrey H. Lawson, a vascular surgeon and vascular biologist at Duke Medicine who helped develop the technology. “It´s exciting to see something you´ve worked on for so long become a reality.” “We talk about...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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