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Studying blood flow dynamics to identify the heart of vessel failure
New research from a fluid mechanics team in Greece reveals how blood flow dynamics within blood vessels may influence where plaques develop or rupture this week in Physics of Fluids. (2016-08-16)
Regenerative bandage heals diabetic wounds faster
A Northwestern University professor's antioxidant bandage heals wounds four times faster by delivering a protein that promotes cell repair. (2016-08-16)
New hope for shock patients in intensive care
Care for critically-ill patients with shock could be improved, it is hoped, after the first successful testing by University of Oxford scientists of a new machine to record oxygen consumption in real time. (2016-08-10)
'Fixing' blood vessel cells to diagnose blood clotting disorders
A new device developed at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering could monitor blood clot formation and diagnose effectiveness of anti-platelet therapy by microengineering tiny hollow channels lined by chemically 'fixed' human endothelial cells that more closely mimic cellular and vascular flow conditions inside a patient's body than a bare surface. (2016-08-09)
Discovery could help treatments for sickle cell disease
Researchers have found new biophysical markers that could help improve the understanding of treatments for sickle cell disease, a step toward developing better methods for treating the inherited blood disorder that affects an estimated 80,000 to 100,000 Americans each year. (2016-08-08)
Toe-tapping to better health: Fidgeting helps prevent arterial dysfunction from sitting
Previous research has shown that sitting for an extended period of time at a computer or during a long airline flight reduces blood flow to the legs, which may contribute to the development of cardiovascular disease. (2016-08-04)
Study reveals brain's finely tuned system of energy supply
New research out today in the journal Neuron reveals how the brain is able to meet its massive energy demands with a 'just in time' system that delivers oxygen that fuels nerve cells. (2016-08-04)
Contagion in popular places: From Zika to political extremism
The alert is out and South Floridians are taking heed. (2016-08-03)
No platelets, no immune response
When a virus attacks our organism, an inflammation appears on the affected area. (2016-08-01)
Reperfusion therapy type for heart attacks seems less important than assuring that all eligible patients receive timely treatment
Patients suffering the classic type of heart attack, ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), are recommended to undergo reperfusion therapy immediately to restore blood flow to the heart. (2016-07-27)
Animation library to increase science literacy in Victoria
Addressing a strong demand within the STEM community for meaningful and accessible education tools -- especially around complex topics, the project will offer valuable teaching and learning resources to schools and universities teaching biomedical science. (2016-07-26)
Cord blood outperforms matched, unrelated donor in bone marrow transplant
A University of Colorado Cancer Center study finds that three years post-bone marrow transplant, the incidence of severe chronic graft-versus-host disease was 44 percent in patients who had received transplants from matched, unrelated donors (MUD) and 8 percent in patients who had received umbilical cord blood transplants (CBT). (2016-07-26)
The hot attraction of gold
Gold had long been considered a non-magnetic metal. But researchers at Tohoku University recently discovered that gold can in fact be magnetized by applying heat. (2016-07-26)
Statins improve birth outcomes for mothers with an autoimmune disorder
A new statin treatment shows promise for reducing premature births and increasing babies' chances of survival for mothers with an autoimmune disease. (2016-07-25)
Osteopathic manipulation can improve pain in postpartum women
Preliminary results demonstrate that osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) helps reduce acute pain in postpartum women, regardless of whether they delivered vaginally or via cesarean. (2016-07-25)
A missing link in water modeling
A process that is largely overlooked in earth system models may shape large-scale soil evaporation and plant transpiration more than scientists thought, a new study suggests, helping quantify the global water cycle. (2016-07-21)
Brains of college athletes with prior concussion show physical changes months, years later
University athletes with a history of concussion had changes in the size, blood flow and connections in their brains months and even years after the injury -- changes not seen in athletes without prior concussions, a new study has found. (2016-07-21)
Research suggests that diabetes could be due to failure of beta cell 'hubs'
The significant role of beta cell 'hubs' in the pancreas has been demonstrated for the first time, suggesting that diabetes may due to the failure of a privileged few cells, rather than the behavior of all cells. (2016-07-21)
Mines hydrology research provides 'missing link' in water modeling
Groundbreaking research on global water supply co-authored by Colorado School of Mines Hydrology Professor Reed Maxwell and alumna Laura Condon, now assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at Syracuse University, appears in the July 22 issue of Science Magazine. (2016-07-21)
New fMRI study seeks to detect brain activation in early and middle stages of Alzheimer's
Researchers hope to use fMRI to develop new experiments that can be analyzed in real-time while brain scanning is underway in Alzheimer's patients. (2016-07-19)
A battery inspired by vitamins
Harvard researchers have identified a whole new class of high-performing organic molecules, inspired by vitamin B2, that can safely store electricity from intermittent energy sources like solar and wind power in large flow batteries. (2016-07-18)
Mental, physical exercises produce distinct brain benefits
Cognitive brain training improves executive function whereas aerobic activity improves memory, according to new Center for BrainHealth research at the University of Texas at Dallas. (2016-07-18)
Researchers discover new genetic mutation linked to osteonecrosis of the hip
Osteonecrosis or 'bone death' of the femoral head is a disease caused by interruption of blood flow in the hip bone. (2016-07-14)
Overcoming barriers in the quest to starve tumors of blood supply
One of the most exciting strategies researchers are pursuing for fighting cancer is to cut off the blood supply of cancerous cells. (2016-07-13)
Sound waves may hold potential to treat twin pregnancy complications
The early-stage feasibility study involving sheep suggests High Intensity Focused Ultrasound -- a technique already used for treating some cancers -- could help a condition called Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome. (2016-07-13)
Ultrasound offers tool for blocking faulty vessels in placental disorder
Ultrasound waves may offer a new tool for splitting abnormal blood vessels in the placenta that affect some twin pregnancies, a new study shows in sheep. (2016-07-13)
More evidence that male and female brains are wired differently
While measuring brain activity with magnetic resonance imaging during blood pressure trials, UCLA researchers found that men and women had opposite responses in the right front of the insular cortex, a part of the brain integral to the experience of emotions, blood pressure control and self-awareness. (2016-07-13)
'Big Data' study discovers earliest sign of Alzheimer's development
Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital have used a powerful tool to better understand the progression of late-onset Alzheimer's disease (LOAD), identifying its first physiological signs. (2016-07-12)
Magnesium may modestly lower blood pressure
People receiving about 368 mg/day of magnesium for about three months had overall reductions in systolic blood pressure of 2.00 mm Hg and diastolic blood pressure of 1.78 mm Hg. (2016-07-11)
US water initiatives will provide new insights on hydrology forecasts
A new article looks at how two recent developments, the Open Water Data Initiative, and the new National Water Center, have created a platform for the open sharing of water data in the United States. (2016-07-11)
Messaging by flow in the brain
Max Planck researchers visualize cilia-based networks in the brain, which could transport vital messenger substances. (2016-07-08)
Protein target may block deadly arterial remodeling in pulmonary hypertension
Pulmonary hypertension is a highly lethal disease that transforms the thin, flexible vasculature of the lungs into thick, dysfunctional blood vessels that can kill. (2016-07-05)
Cerebrovascular disease linked to Alzheimer's
While strokes are known to increase risk for dementia, much less is known about diseases of large and small blood vessels in the brain, separate from stroke, and how they relate to dementia. (2016-07-01)
Blood coagulation detector may help in monitoring stroke risk
A Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) research team showed the suitability and sensitivity of dielectric blood coagulometry for identifying hypercoagulability, which is associated with stroke risk, in patients without atrial fibrillation. (2016-07-01)
Inserting stents through the wrist reduces bleeding, death rates in heart disease patients
Access through the wrist, or radial access, when inserting stents to restore blood flow in heart disease patients has fewer complications and should be the default approach over access through the groin, or femoral access, according to researchers involved in a study today in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions. (2016-06-29)
Computer model demonstrates how human spleen filters blood
Researchers, led by Carnegie Mellon University and MIT scientists, have created a new computer model that shows how tiny slits in the spleen prevent old, diseased or misshapen red blood cells from re-entering the bloodstream. (2016-06-27)
How the spleen filters blood
MIT engineers have devised a computer model of how slits in the spleen filter blood. (2016-06-27)
Funding to help improve quality and quantity of donor limbs, tissues for transplant
A Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine faculty member has received $998,500 from the US Department of Defense to develop a new approach to improve the quality and quantity of limbs and tissues obtained from brain dead organ donors. (2016-06-27)
New devices causing 'paradigm shift' in stroke care
New devices called stent retrievers, which effectively reverse strokes, are revolutionizing the treatment of certain stroke patients. (2016-06-24)
New targeted drug effectively dissolves blood clots, has fewer side effects
The main objective of emergency assistance in critical conditions associated with the blockage of blood vessels is to quickly dissolve the clot. (2016-06-22)
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