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2009-08-20 09:33:57

Health-conscious people know that high levels of total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol (the so-called "bad" cholesterol) can increase the risk of heart attacks. Now scientists are reporting that another form of cholesterol called oxycholesterol — virtually unknown to the public

2009-07-31 10:56:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- PharmaForce, Inc., announced today that it has received approval from the U.S.

2009-07-30 13:09:38

Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a substance in the liver that helps process fat and glucose.

2009-07-10 08:41:49

Twenty genes playing large roles in controlling cholesterol within cells have been identified through several innovative methods. These genes may also point the way to new risk factors for heart disease.

2009-07-07 14:00:00

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The VAP(R) Cholesterol Test recently gained the honor of being a component in one of nine steps to a longer life.

2009-07-07 16:05:00

Scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and the University of Heidelberg, Germany, have come a step closer to understanding how cholesterol levels are regulated.

2009-06-16 12:12:32

Doctors who ignore the socioeconomic status of patients when evaluating their risk for heart disease are missing a crucial element that might result in inadequate treatment, according to a University of Rochester Medical Center study published in the June 2009 American Heart Journal.

2009-06-02 07:00:00

New Snack Crackers Offer a Tasty Way to do More for Your Heart LA JOLLA, Calif., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Kashi Company, the premier natural food company, today announced the addition of whole grain crackers to its Heart to Heart(TM) family of foods.

2009-05-15 13:25:54

A bacteria found in sewage sludge could lead to products that reduce cholesterol contamination in urban areas, researchers in Spain said. Gordonia bacteria, in general, already have proven useful in degrading pollutants such as phthalates used in plastics and rubber.

2009-05-15 08:34:57

A novel species of bacteria with cholesterol-busting properties has been discovered by scientists at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain. Dr Oliver Drzyzga and colleagues isolated the new bug, called Gordonia cholesterolivorans, from sewage sludge.


Word of the Day
coulisse
  • One of the side scenes of the stage in a theater, or the space included between the side scenes.
  • The outside stock exchange, or “curb market,” of Paris.
  • A flute or groove on the blade of a sword.
  • A section of stage scenery placed in a wing of a theatre.
The word 'coulisse' comes from a French word meaning "sliding door".
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