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Faulty Enzymes Cause Diabetic Cardiomyopathy
2013-11-07 09:18:20

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A family of enzymes that controls the functions of other proteins could be the possible cause of heart failure in diabetics, according to new research appearing in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. While many studies have been written on cardiovascular disease and diabetes, little is known about diabetic cardiomyopathy, a disorder of the heart muscle in diabetes patients that can lead to the heart’s inability to effectively...

2012-07-17 15:17:49

Research on diabetic mice reveals heart benefits of increased fatty acids released during exercise A detailed study of heart muscle function in mice has uncovered evidence to explain why exercise is beneficial for heart function in type 2 diabetes. The research team, led by scientists at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, found that greater amounts of fatty acids used by the heart during stressful conditions like exercise can counteract the detrimental effects of excess...

2012-02-13 23:04:42

Millions of people suffer from type 2 diabetes. The leading cause of death in these patients is heart disease. Joseph Hill and colleagues, at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, have now identified, through their work in mice, a potential new therapeutic approach to reduce the prevalence of heart failure and improve the long-term survival of patients with type 2 diabetes. Although diabetes-associated heart disease is caused by a multitude of factors, it is typified...

2011-12-21 11:43:31

Diabetes is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease and can reduce blood supply to the heart tissue and damage cardiac cells, resulting in heart failure. New research has investigated if nerve growth factor (NGF) gene therapy can prevent diabetic heart failure and small vascular disease in mice. The study by Professor Costanza Emanueli, British Heart Foundation Senior Research Fellow and colleagues of the Bristol Heart Institute in the Regenerative Medicine Section of the School of...

2010-09-29 14:17:08

Garlic has "significant" potential for preventing cardiomyopathy, a form of heart disease that is a leading cause of death in people with diabetes, scientists have concluded in a new study. Their report, which also explains why people with diabetes are at high risk for diabetic cardiomyopathy, appears in ACS' bi-weekly Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Wei-Wen Kuo and colleagues note that people with diabetes have at least twice the risk of death from heart disease as others, with...

2009-01-26 14:25:04

U.S. medical researchers are examining developing hearts in chickens in an effort to find solutions for human heart abnormalities Since little is known about the complex processes that regulate the heartbeat, University of Missouri Assistant Professor Luis Polo-Parada and his team examined embryonic chickens' hearts, which develop morphologically and functionally similarly to humans' hearts, and tested the electrical activity present in the cardiac muscle cells during a 24-hour period. They...

2005-08-17 10:20:22

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Individuals with diabetes often develop a problem with the nerves that control internal body functions, known as diabetic autonomic neuropathy. Autonomic neuropathy is a common and serious complication of diabetes, one that increases the risk of death. Effective treatments are limited by a lack of any clear understanding of what causes the problem. Now, European researchers report that so-called self or autoantibodies that attack the...


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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