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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...

2012-06-27 22:45:42

Study finds mechanism behind recognized risk, suggests new treatment strategy A heart attack doesn't just damage heart muscle tissue by cutting off its blood supply, it also sets off an inflammatory cascade that worsens underlying atherosclerosis, actively increasing the risk for a future heart attack. These findings from a study receiving advance online publication in Nature suggest an important new therapeutic strategy for preventing heart attacks and strokes, both of which are caused...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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