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2011-09-13 11:23:35

Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have for the first time used several imaging techniques to prove the efficacy of a promising new treatment for atherosclerosis–the build-up of plaque in artery walls that can lead to a heart attack. Using positron-emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), the research team showed that dalcetrapib, a novel treatment for atherosclerosis, prevented the progression of disease and reduced vascular...

2011-08-29 20:08:57

The harmful effects of tobacco smoke on atherosclerosis, one of the driving forces of cardiovascular disease, are greater in women than in men. This result emerges from the large European epidemiological study (Carotid Intima Media thickness and IMT-PROgression as predictors of Vascular Events: the IMPROVE study), funded by EU (Vth Framework Program — Contract n. QLG1-CT-2002-00896). In the IMPROVE study, authors examined 1694 men and 1893 women from Finland, Sweden, Netherlands, France...

2011-08-16 14:11:00

In the news release, El Camino Hospital Heart & Vascular Institute Reviews Pioneering Procedures and Technology Distinguishing Legacy of Groundbreaking Excellence in Patient Care, issued 16-Aug-2011 by El Camino Hospital over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the first paragraph, second sentence, should read "In a recent overview and progress report presented to the hospital's Board of Directors, the Institute's Medical Director Dominick Curatola, MD, said the Institute is...

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2011-07-12 08:12:54

MicroOCT may greatly improve understanding, diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease Researchers at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have developed a one-micrometer-resolution version of the intravascular imaging technology optical coherence tomography (OCT) that can reveal cellular and subcellular features of coronary artery disease. In a Nature Medicine paper receiving advance online publication, the investigators describe how microOCT...

2011-06-28 19:46:00

TSX Exchange Symbol: RVX CALGARY, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Resverlogix Corp. ("Resverlogix") (TSX:RVX) announces today the presentation of additional new findings arising from analysis of data gathered in the Phase 2 ASSERT trial at the annual meeting of the European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS) in Gothenburg, Sweden.  The EAS is a prestigious meeting that brings together both clinicians and scientists to share new knowledge in the battle against atherosclerosis.  At...

2011-06-23 10:50:00

CALGARY, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Mr. Don McCaffrey, President and CEO of Resverlogix Corp. (TSX:RVX) is pleased to announce today the addition of Professor H. Bryan Brewer to Resverlogix's Clinical Steering Committee.  Professor Brewer, a cardiologist, is currently the Director of Lipoprotein and Atherosclerosis Research, Cardiovascular Research Institute, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C., USA.  Professor Brewer was the former Chief of the Molecular Disease...

2011-06-03 13:17:57

Immune cells secrete a signal molecule that promotes atherosclerosis In Western societies, atherosclerosis of the arteries is one of the leading causes of death. Chronic, localized inflammation of the blood vessel wall facilitates the growth of fibrous plaques, which leads to narrowing or occlusion of the vessel, and thereby promotes heart attacks and stroke. The persistence of the inflammatory reaction is due to a loss of control over the activity of the immune system. So-called dendritic...

2011-05-17 13:13:28

The coronary arteries of Princess Ahmose-Meryet-Amon -- visualized by whole body computerized tomography scanning The coronary arteries of Princess Ahmose-Meryet-Amon - as visualised by whole body computerised tomography (CT) scanning - will feature in two presentations at the International Conference of Non-Invasive Cardiovascular Imaging (ICNC) this week in Amsterdam (15-18 May). ICNC is now one of the world's major scientific event in nuclear cardiology and cardiac CT imaging. The Egyptian...


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  • 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.
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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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