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LJI scientists investigate a powerful protein behind antibody development
Scientists at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) have discovered a potential new way to better fight a range of infectious diseases, cancers and even autoimmune diseases. (2020-06-22)
New nanoparticle drug combination for atherosclerosis
Physicochemical cargo-switching nanoparticles (CSNP) designed by KAIST can help significantly reduce cholesterol and macrophage foam cells in arteries, which are the two main triggers for atherosclerotic plaque and inflammation. (2020-06-17)
CAR T cells beyond cancer: Targeting senescence-related diseases
Scientists at Memorial Sloan Kettering have genetically engineered immune cells to find and kill cells that contribute to diseases caused by a tissue-damaging process called senescence. (2020-06-17)
Molecules that reduce 'bad' gut bacteria reverse narrowing of arteries in animal study
Scientists at Scripps Research have developed molecules that can remodel the bacterial population of intestines to a healthier state. (2020-06-15)
Atherosclerosis screening plus physical activity assessment give doctors a more accurate picture of mortality risk
'On a scale of 1 - 10, how much do you exercise (0-none, 10-always).' Adding this simple question when assessing elderly patients undergoing coronary artery calcium (CAC) scans can help clinicians better understand and treat patients, report scientists in Mayo Clinic Proceedings: Innovations, Quality & Outcomes, published by Elsevier. (2020-06-05)
Exercise levels can help doctors predict risk of heart disease and death among elderly
Clinicians can use this information to improve care with early interventions. (2020-06-05)
Fitful nightly sleep linked to chronic inflammation, hardened arteries
Scientists begin to reveal what it is about fragmented nightly sleep that leads to the fatty arterial plaque buildup that can result in fatal heart disease. (2020-06-05)
Atherosclerosis -- How a microRNA protects vascular integrity
Ludwig-Maximilian-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich researchers have discovered a hitherto unknown molecular function of a specific microRNA that preserves integrity of the endothelium and reduces the risk of atherosclerosis. (2020-06-04)
Disrupted sleep increases the risk of cardiovascular disease by promoting inflammation
Sleep disruption has been shown to be associated with an increased risk of atherosclerosis, but the mechanism has been unclear. (2020-06-04)
Heart attack prevention lags for people with stroke, peripheral artery disease
Although all three conditions can lead to heart attack, people with stroke or peripheral artery disease were less likely to receive preventive treatments to prevent heart attack than people with coronary artery disease. (2020-05-16)
Study finds association between atherosclerosis and changes in the structure, heart function
Even among individuals free of heart failure and myocardial infarction, there appears to be evidence of an association between calcium buildup in the coronary arteries (atherosclerosis) and changes in the structure and function of the heart. (2020-05-15)
Scientists invented an aging vaccine
A new way to prevent autoimmune diseases associated with aging like atherosclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, and Parkinson's disease was described in the article. (2020-05-03)
A new strategy to counter insulin damage in coronary artery disease
By studying blood vessel tissue from 674 patients, a research team has discovered how insulin contributes to the dysfunction of blood vessels in atherosclerosis, one of the most common chronic health conditions worldwide. (2020-04-29)
Spanish scientists identify a biomarker that detects atherosclerosis before the appearance of symptoms
Scientists at the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares (CNIC) and the Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria-Fundación Jiménez Díaz (IIS-FJD) in Madrid have demonstrated that a proteins present in early atheroma plaques -- accumulations of cholesterol in the wall of arteries -- could be used as a biomarker to detect atherosclerosis in the subclinical phase, before the appearance of symptoms. (2020-04-21)
Atherosclerosis progresses rapidly in healthy people from the age of 40
A CNIC study published in JACC demonstrates that atheroma plaques extend rapidly in the arteries of asymptomatic individuals aged between 40 and 50 years participating in the PESA-CNIC-Santander study. (2020-04-06)
How trans fats assist cell death
Tohoku University researchers in Japan have uncovered a molecular link between some trans fats and a variety of disorders, including cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases. (2020-03-25)
How to slow down ageing?
Healthy ageing has become one of the priorities of research in Europe. (2020-03-19)
Associations between vaspin levels and coronary artery disease
In a new publication from Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications; DOI https://doi.org/10.15212/CVIA.2019.0565, Lutfu Askin, Okan Tanriverdi, Hakan Tibilli and Serdar Turkmen from the Department of Cardiology, Adiyaman Education and Research Hospital, Adiyaman, Turkey consider associations between vaspin levels and coronary artery disease. (2020-03-19)
Serum irisin: Pathogenesis and clinical research in cardiovascular diseases
In a new publication from Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications; Lutfu Askin, Kader Eliz Uzel, Okan Tanriverdi and Serdar Turkmen from the Department of Cardiology, Adiyaman Education and Research Hospital, Adiyaman, Turkey consider serum irisin pathogenesis and clinical research in cardiovascular diseases. (2020-03-19)
Study finds certain genetic test not useful in predicting heart disease risk
A Polygenic Risk Score -- a genetic assessment that doctors have hoped could predict coronary heart disease (CHD) in patients -- has been found not to be a useful predictive biomarker for disease risk, according to a Vanderbilt study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. (2020-02-21)
Discovery may illuminate a missing link between atherosclerosis and aging
Using a preclinical model of atherosclerosis, Feinberg and colleagues have uncovered a long, noncoding RNA (lncRNA) that may point the way toward new therapies for atherosclerosis and shed light on why the likelihood of the disease increases with age. (2020-02-19)
Traditional risk factors predict heart disease as well as genetic test
Traditional cardiovascular risk factors often assessed in an annual physical, such as blood pressure, cholesterol levels, diabetes, and smoking status, are at least as valuable in predicting who will develop coronary heart disease (CHD) as a sophisticated genetic test that surveys millions of different points in DNA. (2020-02-18)
Gum disease, inflammation, hardened arteries may be linked to stroke risk
Two studies raise the possibility that treating gum disease may help prevent the development of artery blockage, thus reducing stroke risk. (2020-02-12)
Study finds innate protein that restricts HIV replication by targeting lipid rafts
A recent study from the George Washington University suggests that the innate protein AIBP restricts HIV-1 replications by targeting the lipid rafts the virus relies on. (2020-02-10)
Not all hormone therapy protects equally against heart disease in postmenopausal women
Hormone therapy has proven to slow down heart fat deposition and the progression of atherosclerosis, depending on the type of hormone therapy and route of administration. (2020-02-05)
Putrid compound may have a sweet side gig as atherosclerosis treatment
A compound associated with the smell of death may have potential as a treatment for atherosclerosis and other chronic inflammatory diseases. (2020-01-30)
Nanoparticle chomps away plaques that cause heart attacks
Michigan State University and Stanford University scientists have invented a nanoparticle that eats away -- from the inside out -- portions of plaques that cause heart attacks. (2020-01-27)
A heart-healthy protein from bran of cereal crop
Foxtail millet is an annual grass grown widely as a cereal crop in parts of India, China and Southeast Asia. (2020-01-22)
While promoting diseases like cancer, these enzymes also cannibalize each other
In diseases like cancer, atherosclerosis, and sickle cell anemia, cathepsins promote their propagation. (2020-01-20)
Burnout linked with irregular heartbeat
Feeling excessively tired, devoid of energy, demoralized, and irritable? You may have burnout, a syndrome associated with a potentially deadly heart rhythm disturbance. (2020-01-13)
New insights into the effect of aging on cardiovascular disease
Aging adults are more likely to have - and die from - cardiovascular disease than their younger counterparts. (2019-12-10)
How high levels of blood fat cause inflammation and damage kidneys and blood vessels
Viral and bacterial infections are not the only causes of inflammation of body tissue. (2019-12-09)
Lighting up cardiovascular problems using nanoparticles
A new nanoparticle innovation that detects unstable calcifications that can trigger heart attacks and strokes may allow doctors to pinpoint when plaque on the walls of blood vessels becomes dangerous. (2019-12-09)
Researchers create 'smart' surfaces to help blood-vessel grafts knit better, more safely
Researchers at McMaster University have created a new coating to prevent clotting and infection in synthetic vascular grafts, while also accelerating the body's own process for integrating the grafted vessels. (2019-11-27)
Ohio University research shows 'bad cholesterol' is only as unhealthy as its composition
New research at Ohio University shows that a particular subclass of low-density lipoproteins (LDL) is a much better predictor of potential heart attacks than the mere presence of LDL. (2019-11-18)
15-year study finds treatment gaps exist for patients with peripheral arterial disease
In a new 15-year study, researchers at the Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute in Salt Lake City found that patients with eripheral arterial disease may not be prescribed life-saving medications at the same rate as for other heart conditions. (2019-11-17)
Biomarker blood test could reveal high risk heart patients in need of treatment
Preventive cardiology researchers at UT Southwestern believe that a new blood test for protein biomarkers could identify early stage heart disease in people. (2019-11-11)
Air pollution in India is associated with higher risk of cardiovascular disease
The CHAI Project explores the association between exposure to fine particles (PM2.5) and carotid intima-media thickness, a marker of atherosclerosis. (2019-11-08)
Repurposing heart drugs to target cancer cells
This study has highlighted a novel senolytic drug - drug that eliminates senescent cells -- that are currently being used to treat heart conditions that could be repurposed to target cancer cells, and a range of other conditions. (2019-10-21)
'Good' cholesterol counters atherosclerosis in mice with diabetes
Increasing levels of a simplified version of 'good' cholesterol reversed disease in the blood vessels of mice with diabetes. (2019-09-30)
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