Latest Artery Stories
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 5,000 years older.
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).
It turns out the muscle cells on the outside of blood vessels have been wrongly accused for instigating lung disease.
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.
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.
Like Yin and Yang, the two proteins have opposite effects in the walls of blood vessels.
The chemokine CXCL12 acts as a chemical signal which mobilizes hematopoietic and other types of stem cells to leave the bone marrow and enter the circulation.
Research at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine could help lead to new ways to prevent coronary arteries from reclogging after balloon angioplasties.
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