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2013-04-09 08:30:34

ATLANTA, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CryoLife, Inc. (NYSE: CRY), a leading tissue processing and medical device company focused on cardiac and vascular surgery, announced today that 2013 first quarter financial results will be released on Tuesday, April 30, 2013. On that day, the Company will hold a teleconference call and live webcast at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss the results, followed by a question and answer session hosted by Steven G. Anderson, president and chief executive...

Wang's Technology Might Answer A Multitude Of Medical Questions
2013-03-25 15:09:02

Washington University in St. Louis [ Watch The Video Red Blood Cells Bifuracating in Capillary ] In an engineering breakthrough, a Washington University in St. Louis biomedical researcher has discovered a way to use light and color to measure oxygen in individual red blood cells in real time. The technology, developed by Lihong Wang, PhD, the Gene K. Beare Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, could eventually be used to determine how oxygen is delivered to normal and...

Mummy CT Scans Show Even Ancient Cultures Dealt With Heart Disease
2013-03-11 07:41:05

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Modern lifestyle factors — those that include smoking, eating fatty foods and lack of exercise — have been associated with unhealthy hearts for decades. But a new study in The Lancet suggests this decades-old health issue is in fact much older — at least 4,000 years older. The evidence comes from CT scans of ancient mummies, where researchers found calcification in their arteries, which suggests hardening of the...

98 Year Old Lipid Researcher Reports On The Dietary Causes Of Heart Disease
2013-02-28 08:49:19

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign A 98-year-old researcher argues that, contrary to decades of clinical assumptions and advice to patients, dietary cholesterol is good for your heart — unless that cholesterol is unnaturally oxidized (by frying foods in reused oil, eating lots of polyunsaturated fats, or smoking). The researcher, Fred Kummerow, an emeritus professor of comparative biosciences at the University of Illinois, has spent more than six decades studying the...

2013-02-26 08:29:46

NEW YORK, Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Gold Crest Care Center, a premier rehabilitation and skilled nursing center located in the Bronx, has invited the entire community and is continuing to offer free blood pressure checks for the entire month of February, which is National Heart Month, and has now announced that they will continue in their efforts throughout March as well. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, killing more than 600,000 Americans each year. For...

2013-01-31 08:30:28

ATLANTA, Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CryoLife, Inc. (NYSE: CRY), a leading tissue processing and medical device company focused on cardiac and vascular surgery, announced today that 2012 fourth quarter and year end financial results will be released on Thursday, February 14, 2013. On that day, the Company will hold a teleconference call and live webcast at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss the results, followed by a question and answer session hosted by Steven G. Anderson, president and...

2012-10-25 11:06:57

Muscle cells on outside of blood vessels wrongly accused for instigating lung disease It turns out the muscle cells on the outside of blood vessels have been wrongly accused for instigating lung disease. New research shows that while these muscle cells are responsible for constricting or dilating the blood vessels, they are not responsible for sensing the amount of oxygen that gets to the lungs. That message comes from the endothelial cells — special cells that line the blood vessels...

2012-07-26 06:53:59

By: Katie Williams, Ivanhoe Health Correspondent (Ivanhoe Newswire) — Millions of patients affected by cardiovascular disease need small-diameter blood vessel grafts to help route their blood around blocked arteries. Now, researchers have created a new way to grow healthy, new small-diameter blood vessels from adult stem cells extracted during liposuction. These blood vessels are grown in a lab and could solve large problems associated with grafting blood vessels elsewhere in the...

2012-06-06 21:39:11

One of the top suspects behind killer vascular diseases is the victim of mistaken identity, according to researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, who used genetic tracing to help hunt down the real culprit. The guilty party is not the smooth muscle cells within blood vessel walls, which for decades was thought to combine with cholesterol and fat that can clog arteries. Blocked vessels can eventually lead to heart attacks and strokes, which account for one in three deaths in...

2011-12-06 16:13:32

Like Yin and Yang, the two proteins have opposite effects in the walls of blood vessels. AIF-1 stimulates undesirable formation of new cells after a vascular injury, and IRT-1 has the opposite effect. It is the latter, IRT-1, that Maria Gomez wants to use to stop a dangerous development in the artery, together with researchers at Lund University Diabetes Centre in Sweden and Temple University in the USA. They have already had success in animal experiments. “After an arterial injury,...