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2014-07-31 17:18:15

World Heart Federation Examining the remarkably preserved mummies of five ancient cultures, the Horus mummy research team discovered atherosclerosis (narrowing of the arteries due to build up of fatty deposits) was present in humans long before we acquired modern lifestyles. In a paper published in this month's edition of Global Heart (the journal of the World Heart Federation) the Horus team describes potential causes that could have led to atherosclerosis in ancient times, the...

2014-07-30 10:26:33

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Millions of people in the United States have a circulatory problem of the legs called peripheral vascular disease. It can be painful and may even require surgery in serious cases. This disease can lead to severe skeletal muscle wasting and, in turn, limb amputation. At The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School, scientists tested a non-surgical preventative treatment in a mouse model of the...

2014-07-30 08:32:08

Anticipate Topline Data in 6-8 months IRVINE, Calif., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AtheroNova Inc. (OTCBB: AHRO), a biotech company focused on the research and development of compounds to safely regress atherosclerotic plaque and improve lipid profiles in humans, today announces that its partner, CardioNova, has accomplished first dosing of subjects for its Phase 1b clinical trial with AtheroNova's lead compound, AHRO-001. This Phase 1b trial will be a continuation of the AHRO-001...

2014-07-23 08:32:18

In addition, preliminary results from an Australian sponsored trial have yet to verify whether the mechanism of RVX-208 action may affect glucose metabolism. TSX Exchange Symbol: RVX CALGARY, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Resverlogix Corp. (TSX: RVX) announced today findings from the recent analysis of Major Adverse Cardiovascular Events (MACE) data in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) enrolled in both the ASSURE and SUSTAIN trials. In ASSURE, MACE was a pre-specified...

2014-07-18 12:49:57

American Heart Association American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report Women who were sexually abused as children may show signs of atherosclerosis, an early indication of cardiovascular disease, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Stroke. This is the first study to suggest a link between sexual abuse and higher carotid artery intima-media thickness (IMT) – thickening of the inner lining of the arteries that may indicate early...

2014-07-17 08:28:35

CARLSBAD, Calif., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISIS) announced the initiation of a Phase 2 study evaluating ISIS-APO(a)(Rx) in patients with high lipoprotein(a), or Lp(a), an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Patients with high levels of Lp(a) have an increased risk of atherosclerosis, coronary heart disease, aortic stenosis, heart attack and stroke. ISIS-APO(a)(Rx) is designed to reduce Lp(a) by inhibiting the production of...

2014-07-11 10:14:05

PLOS How P. gingivalis causes chronic inflammation in blood vessels Chronic oral infection with the periodontal disease pathogen, Porphyromonas gingivalis, not only causes local inflammation of the gums leading to tooth loss but also is associated with an increased risk of atherosclerosis. A study published on July 10th in PLOS Pathogens now reveals how the pathogen evades the immune system to induce inflammation beyond the oral cavity. Like other gram-negative bacteria, P....

2014-06-30 16:26:45

Phase 3 Study Meets Primary Endpoint and Six Secondary Endpoints Across Multiple Disease-Related Abnormalities LEXINGTON, Mass., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Synageva BioPharma Corp. (Synageva) (NASDAQ: GEVA), a biopharmaceutical company developing therapeutic products for rare diseases, announced today that the global, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase 3 ARISE trial of sebelipase alfa in 66 children and adults with lysosomal acid lipase deficiency (LAL...

2014-06-28 13:23:32

University of Sydney A simple non-surgical gum disease treatment markedly reduces the thickness of the wall of the arteries, a risk factor for heart disease, according to a first of its kind study among Aboriginal Australians. The study findings may be of particular importance to Aboriginal Australians, who in general have poorer oral health and higher rates of cardiovascular disease. Published in the latest issue of Hypertension, the study reports a significant decline in...

2014-06-26 23:08:25

HealthFair Chief Medical Officer Disagrees with the United States Preventive Services Task Force Current Recommendations for Carotid Artery Stenosis. Winter Park, FL (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 In February 2014, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) published a draft of their review and recommendations concerning screening for carotid artery stenosis (CAS). The panel concluded with moderate certainty against screening for CAS. Now “moderate certainty” means that the...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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