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2012-06-06 21:39:11

One of the top suspects behind killer vascular diseases is the victim of mistaken identity, according to researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, who used genetic tracing to help hunt down the real culprit. The guilty party is not the smooth muscle cells within blood vessel walls, which for decades was thought to combine with cholesterol and fat that can clog arteries. Blocked vessels can eventually lead to heart attacks and strokes, which account for one in three deaths in...

2011-05-26 20:48:26

A drug that has been on the market for decades to treat leukemia and skin disorders such as acne and psoriasis may be a possible therapy for vascular diseases, including atherosclerosis and hypertension, which can lead to heart attack or stroke. Previously, researchers discovered that retinoids "“ commonly used natural or man-made drugs related to vitamin A "“ blunted experimental vascular disease by spurring into action a very particular segment of a gene known for its ability to...

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2011-01-06 13:31:29

They are the most widely produced fruit in the world and now scientists in Japan have discovered that tomatoes contain a nutrient which could tackle the onset of vascular diseases. The research, published in the journal Molecular Nutrition & Food Research, reveals that an extracted compound, 9-oxo-octadecadienoic, has anti-dyslipidemic affects. The team led by Dr Teruo Kawada, from Kyoto University and supported by the Research and Development Program for New Bio-industry Initiatives,...

2010-12-01 06:00:00

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. and HONG KONG, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- OrbusNeich Medical, Inc. ("OrbusNeich" or the "Company"), a designer, developer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative medical devices for the treatment of vascular diseases, today issued a statement regarding unsuccessful retaliatory litigation efforts by Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) against OrbusNeich in The Netherlands. In March 2009, OrbusNeich filed a lawsuit in the United States asserting claims against...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.