Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

November 17, 2002
Engineered blood vessels prove durable and clot resistant
Researchers have built mechanically sound blood vessels out of tissue from human skin cells, according to a study reported today at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2002.

High hostility may predict heart disease more than other risk factors such as cholesterol
Hostility may predict heart disease more often than traditional coronary heart disease (CHD) risk factors like high cholesterol, cigarette smoking and weight, according to research reported on in the November issue of Health Psychology, published by the American Psychological Association (APA).

Hospitals that don't follow heart attack care guidelines have significantly higher death rates
Heart attack patients treated at hospitals that are less likely to follow established treatment guidelines have almost twice the mortality rate as those treated at hospitals whose practices have been proven effective by clinical trials, Duke Medical Center cardiologists have found.

Study shows first direct evidence that transplanted muscle cells can take root in damaged hearts
New data give the first direct evidence that muscle cells transplanted from within a heart patient's body could help heal their damaged heart muscle.

Roy Eddleman donates artwork to Chemical Heritage Foundation and funds to create museum
Roy Eddleman, CEO of Spectrum Laboratories and noted art collector, has donated a collection of 17th- to 19th-century paintings and drawings to the Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) along with funds to create a museum for display and preservation of CHF's art and artifacts.

Death rates lower in hospitals that follow heart attack guidelines
Heart attack patients at hospitals that lag behind in following treatment guidelines had a one-third greater risk of dying before discharge than patients at

New book on alchemical art depicts the quest for the philospher's stone
Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) has just published a new book depicting and describing the largest collection of alchemical art in the world.

Muscle cell transplants repair damaged heart tissue
Researchers safely transplanted 16 patients' skeletal muscle cells into their own severely damaged hearts in the first human testing in the United States.

Chemical Heritage Foundation to present Petrochemical Heritage Award to Harold Sorgenti
The Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) and the Founders Club today announced Harold A.

Marrow injection gets damaged hearts moving
In one of the first studies of its kind, researchers discovered that bone marrow cells injected directly into the heart significantly enhanced function.

Emergency angioplasty OK without surgical back-up
Survival rates following emergency angioplasty for heart attack are the same regardless of the availability of on-site cardiac surgery.

Tissue-engineered cells transmit electrical signals in animal hearts
Preliminary findings of a study in rats suggests that a person's own cells might one day replace artificial pacemakers.
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