In a new study published in EBioMedicine, researchers at Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute use principles from cancer biology to demonstrate what might be causing aortic aneurysms and potentially how to treat them.
Zebrafish, a pet shop staple, may hold the clue for how hearts can heal from damage.
A biological pathway previously found to contribute to the impact of stress on the risk of cardiovascular disease also may underlie the increased incidence of such disease experienced by individuals with lower socioeconomic status.
Altered blood flow resulting from heart injury switches on a communication cascade that reprograms heart cells and leads to heart regeneration in zebrafish.
When a patient complains about chest pain, diagnosis will usually involve catheter angiography to evaluate the adequacy of blood supply to the heart. Researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin have now established that, in certain cases, the diagnostic reliability of non-invasive coronary computed tomography (CT) angiography is as good as that of coronary angiography - thereby dispensing with the need for invasive procedures. Results from this research have been published in The BMJ*.
The CHAI project assessed the link between fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and black carbon and blood pressure in over 5,500 people living in a peri-urban area near Hyderabad city
A blood test in patients with diabetes reveals how levels of a protein associated with brain cell death could predict the risk of a future stroke.
A study of thousands of patients' health records found that those who were prescribed cholesterol-lowering statins had at least double the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The detailed analysis of health records and other data from patients in a private insurance plan in the Midwest provides a real-world picture of how efforts to reduce heart disease may be contributing to another major medical concern.
A new study soon to appear in the Faculty of Public Health's Journal of Public Health, published by Oxford University Press, suggests that air pollution and living in apartment buildings may be associated with an increased risk for dangerous conditions like heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. This paper is embargoed until midnight EST on June 25.
Increased educational attainment during childhood is associated with a reduction in heart disease and improvements in several cardiovascular risk factors in adulthood, according to a study published June 25 in the open-access journal PLOS Medicine by Rita Hamad of the University of California San Francisco, United States and colleagues.