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2013-10-15 11:59:29

Researchers from the CNIC and the CSIC publish their findings in EMBO Molecular Medicine Researchers of the Spanish research council (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, CSIC) and the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares (CNIC) have discovered that inhibiting the protein Rcan1 in mice reduces the burden of atherosclerosis, one of the commonest cardiovascular diseases. The results of their study, published in the prestigious journal EMBO Molecular Medicine,...

2013-10-07 12:11:15

Open collaboration among global genetic researchers, coordinated by U-M team, provides strong foundation for further research A global hunt for genes that influence heart disease risk has uncovered 157 changes in human DNA that alter the levels of cholesterol and other blood fats – a discovery that could lead to new medications. Each of the changes points to genes that can modify levels of cholesterol and other blood fats and are potential drug targets. Many of the changes point to...

2013-10-03 09:34:17

Study adds to evidence of link between dental and heart health Statins, commonly prescribed medications for lowering cholesterol, also reduced inflammation associated with gum disease in a new study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The study suggests that steps taken to reduce gum disease may also reduce inflammation in the arteries and vice versa. "Periodontal disease is characterized by chronic gum inflammation and affects approximately 50 percent...

2013-10-01 23:32:43

Use promo code GWELL10 when ordering any general wellness test to save 10%. This offer expires October 31st, 2013. Brecksville, OH (PRWEB) October 01, 2013 This October Request A Test, a leading national provider of direct to consumer testing, wants to remind people of the importance of taking care of their health. With the year drawing to a close and the holiday season just ahead, this is a great time to focus on a little preventative healthcare before other things demand our attention....

2013-10-01 23:27:19

Farmers' market manager lauds HMHP for embracing healthful diet as integral part of wellness program. Youngstown, OH (PRWEB) October 01, 2013 After suffering a heart attack in 2007, Jim Converse, manager of the Northside Farmers’ Market, underwent quintuple heart bypass surgery at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown. Last Oct. 17, after setting up for a farmers’ market at St. E’s, Converse suffered a second heart attack. "It was a busy day setting up tables and at...

2013-09-24 11:02:46

Study translates to humans a finding previously shown in lab animals that could lead to new therapy to use with statins or in place of them University at Buffalo translational researchers are developing a richer understanding of atherosclerosis in humans, revealing a key role for stem cells that promote inflammation. The research was published last month in PLOS One. It extends to humans previous findings in lab animals by researchers at Columbia University that revealed that high...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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