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2013-02-08 23:00:10

The Society for Heart Attack Prevention and Eradication (SHAPE) (http://www.shapesociety.org) promotes public awareness for early detection of heart attacks and stroke by introducing the Valentie a fashionable red tie with a stylistic heart motif that is indicative of SHAPE's healthy heart mission. Houston, TX (PRWEB) February 08, 2013 The Society for Heart Attack Prevention and Eradication (SHAPE) (http://www.shapesociety.org), a nonprofit organization that promotes public awareness and...

Genetically Engineered Tomatoes Offer Plaque-Fighting Abilities
2012-11-06 12:10:52

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online At the American Heart Association´s Scientific Sessions 2012, researchers recently revealed that genetically engineered tomato plants were able to create a peptide, a string of amino acids, that works similarly to good cholesterol when it is consumed. In the study, mice that consumed modified, freeze-dried, ground tomatoes showed signs of less inflammation and had a decreased amount of plaque build-up in the arteries...

2012-08-20 16:18:27

A noninvasive approach to total cholesterol determination Researchers in India have developed a total cholesterol test that uses a digital camera to take a snapshot of the back of the patient's hand rather than a blood sample. The image obtained is cropped and compared with images in a database for known cholesterol levels. Writing in the International Journal of Medical Engineering and Informatics, N.R. Shanker of the Sree Sastha Institute of Engineering and Technology and colleagues...

2012-07-18 01:17:57

Cedars-Sinai researchers have linked Kawasaki Disease, a serious childhood illness that causes inflammation of blood vessels throughout the body, with early-onset and accelerated atherosclerosis, a leading cause of heart disease in adults. In a study published in the August 2012 print edition of Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, an American Heart Association peer-reviewed medical journal, a team of researchers showed how Kawasaki Disease in young mice predisposed them to...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.