Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

November 13, 2010
Saturday news tips: Resuscitation Science Symposium
This release contains summaries of presentations at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2010.

Having first-degree relative with atrial fibrillation linked with increased risk
An examination of the heritability of atrial fibrillation (AF) among more than 4,000 participants in the Framingham Heart Study finds the occurrence of AF in first-degree relatives was associated with AF risk after adjustment for established AF risk factors and AF-related genetic variants, according to a study that will appear in the Nov.

Cilantro ingredient can remove foul odor of 'chitlins'
With chitlins about to make their annual appearance on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day menus, scientists have good news for millions of people who love that delicacy of down-home southern cooking, but hate the smell.

Study suggests physicians wait longer for brain recovery after hypothermia Rx in cardiac arrest
Heart experts at Johns Hopkins say that physicians might be drawing conclusions too soon about irreversible brain damage in patients surviving cardiac arrest whose bodies were for a day initially chilled into a calming coma.
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