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2009-11-17 13:34:30

Previous data have proven that GRK2 inhibition is protective against chronic heart failure Inhibition of a protein known to contribute to heart failure also appears to be protective of the heart in more acute cardiac stress injury, namely ischemia reperfusion, according to two studies conducted at the Center for Translational Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University. The studies will be presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2009 in Orlando, Fla. The first study was...

2009-02-23 15:28:48

U.S. researchers show that the drug pravastatin, a statin, may be able to prevent the development of heart disease by regenerating diseased heart muscle. In a paper, published in Circulation Research, University at Buffalo researchers report that pravastatin mobilizes bone marrow progenitor cells -- blood stem cells that are able to transform into many different types of cells -- which infiltrate the heart and develop into cardiac muscle cells, or myocytes, improving cardiac function. The...

2008-09-24 03:00:09

By Fricke, Eva Eckert, Siegfried; Dongas, Aristidis; Fricke, Harald; Preuss, Rainer; Lindner, Oliver; Horstkotte, Dieter; Burchert, Wolfgang In both diabetic and nondiabetic patients, there is a loose correlation between coronary flow reserve (CFR) and sympathetic innervation in viable myocardial segments. The loose correlation implies that sympathetic innervation may be preserved even with major impairment of myocardial blood supply. In some patients, denervation is due to repetitive...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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