Latest Glycocalyx Stories

2014-07-02 10:59:23

Cornell University Every living cell's surface has a protein-embedded membrane that's covered in polysaccharide chains – a literal sugar coating. A new study by a Cornell University researcher found this coating is especially thick and pronounced on cancer cells and is a crucial determinant of the cell's survival. Consisting of long, sugar-decorated molecules called glycoproteins, the coating causes physical changes in the cell membrane that make the cell better able to thrive –...

2013-01-07 05:01:00

New research shows a correlation between vitamin D deficiency and negative vascular consequences. Dr. Derrick DeSilva explains the implications. Edison, NJ (PRWEB) January 06, 2013 A clinical study involving 206 patients admitted for acute coronary syndromes (ACS) found that there may be a correlation between severe vitamin D deficiency and mortality and that Vitamin D levels may be an independent predictor of in-hospital mortality rates. In a blog post published yesterday on...

2013-01-06 05:01:26

Vascular Health Sciences Chief Science Officer Nathalie Chevreau refers to new study that links stress to stroke in seniors, calls on seniors to find a way to solve it. Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) January 05, 2013 A recent study at the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis links stress to one of the nation´s deadliest killers: stroke. Vascular Health Sciences Chief Science Officer Nathalie Chevreau said the news should be of concern to seniors, whose risk of stroke tripled when...

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