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Stretching your legs may help prevent diseases such as heart diseases and diabetes
New research published today in The Journal of Physiology shows that 12 weeks of easy-to-administer passive stretching helps improve blood flow by making it easier for your arteries to dilate and decreasing their stiffness. (2020-07-02)
Exercise can slow or prevent vision loss, study finds
Exercise can slow or prevent the development of macular degeneration and may benefit other common causes of vision loss, such as glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, new research suggests. (2020-07-01)
Why do arteries age? Study explores link to gut bacteria, diet
Eat a slab of steak and your resident gut bacteria get to work immediately to break it down. (2020-07-01)
Cancer cells make blood vessels drug resistant during chemotherapy
Scientists have identified how inflammatory changes in tumors caused by chemotherapy trigger blood vessel anomalies and thus drug-resistance. (2020-07-01)
Glowing dye may aid in eliminating cancer
When a solid cancer is surgically removed, any small piece that is left behind increases the chance of a local recurrence or spread. (2020-06-30)
MIPT bioinformaticians find way to personalize drug prescription against stomach cancer
Researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and their colleagues have developed the first technique for personalizing stomach cancer therapy based on RNA sequencing of tumor cells. (2020-06-30)
Blood pressure connected to eye health in young children
Children with impaired microvascular health developed higher systolic blood pressure over the course of a four-year study. (2020-06-29)
Clues to COVID-19 complications come from NET-like inflammatory response
An overactive defense response may lead to increased blood clotting, disease severity, and death from COVID-19. (2020-06-29)
New eye drops may prevent a common cause of blindness
New eye drops could prevent vision loss after retinal vein occlusion, a major cause of blindness for millions of adults, a study by Columbia University researchers has found. (2020-06-29)
Re-purposed drugs could reverse blood vessel damage in diabetes
Re-purposed drugs could reverse blood vessel damage in diabetes Drugs that were developed to treat Alzheimer's Disease could be re-purposed to prevent -- or even reverse - the damage done to the blood vessels in people who are obese or suffer from type 2 diabetes, according to new research. (2020-06-29)
Novel and simple method to engineer a platform mimicking blood vessels
SUTD collaborated with Keio University to design and fabricate a versatile platform to replicate the pulsatile blood flow in blood vessels, which allows for in-depth investigation into pathological conditions. (2020-06-26)
Novel function of platelets in tumor blood vessels found
Scientists at Uppsala University have discovered a hitherto unknown function of blood platelets in cancer. (2020-06-25)
First successful delivery of mitochondria to liver cells in animals
This experiment marks the first time researchers have ever successfully introduced mitochondria into specific cells in living animals. (2020-06-25)
Blood vessels can make you fat, and yet fit
IBS scientists have reported Angiopoietin-2 (Angpt2) as a key driver that inhibits the accumulation of potbellies by enabling the proper transport of fatty acid into general circulation in blood vessels, thus preventing insulin resistance. (2020-06-24)
Should nursing home residents nearing the end of life continue taking statins?
A team of researchers conducted a study to learn more about statin use among older adults, especially those nearing the end of their lives. (2020-06-24)
Researchers use electric fields to herd cells like flocks of sheep
Princeton researchers have created a device that can herd groups of cells like sheep, precisely directing the cells' movements by manipulating electric fields to mimic those found in the body during healing. (2020-06-24)
'Stay at home but don't stay still,' researchers recommend
In a review article published in the American Journal of Physiology, Brazilian researchers present scientific evidence on the impact of short periods of inactivity on the cardiovascular system and recommend exercise to stay fit at home during the pandemic. (2020-06-24)
Tel Aviv University researchers destroy cancer cells with ultrasound treatment
An international research team has developed a noninvasive technology platform for gene delivery into breast cancer cells. (2020-06-24)
Females use anti-inflammatory T cells to keep their blood pressure down
In the face of a multipronged front to drive blood pressure up, including a high-salt diet, females are better able to keep their pressure down by increasing levels of a T cell that selectively dials back inflammation, scientists say. (2020-06-23)
Better measure of 'good cholesterol' can gauge heart attack and stroke risk in some populations
For decades, high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol has been dubbed 'good cholesterol' because of its role in moving fats and other cholesterol molecules out of artery walls. (2020-06-22)
Researchers take a bloody good look at the medicinal leech genome
An international team of researchers, led by Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) scientist Sebastian Kvist, have announced the completion and results of their work to sequence the genome of Hirudo medicinalis, a European leech, and one of the most prominently used medicinal species. (2020-06-18)
Cholesterol levels dropping in Western nations but rising in Asia
Cholesterol levels are declining sharply in western nations, but rising in low- and middle-income nations - particularly in Asia, according to a study of global cholesterol levels, which involve researchers at the University of Gothenburg. (2020-06-16)
Brothers in arms: The brain and its blood vessels
The brain and its surrounding blood vessels exist in a close relationship. (2020-06-15)
New technical approach can enhance diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension
The management and prognosis of pulmonary hypertension heavily relies on whether the pathology is localized in pulmonary arteries or veins. (2020-06-15)
Transient increase in blood pressure promotes some blood vessel growth
Blood vessels are the body's transportation system, carrying oxygen and nutrients to cells and whisking away waste. (2020-06-12)
Overactive enzyme causes hereditary hypertension
After more than 40 years, several teams at the MDC and ECRC have now made a breakthrough discovery with the help of two animal models: they have proven that an altered gene encoding the enzyme PDE3A causes an inherited form of high blood pressure. (2020-06-11)
Researchers identify 'hot spots' for developing lymphatic vessels
The development of the lymphatic vasculature is crucially dependent on one specific protein -- the growth factor VEGF-C. (2020-06-11)
Three stages to COVID-19 brain damage identified by top neurologists in Journal of Alzheimer Disease paper
The Journal of Alzheimer's Disease has just published a paper with a comprehensive review of the COVID-19's effect on the nervous system which classifies brain damage caused by COVID-19 into three stages. (2020-06-11)
Oncotarget: miR-151a enhances Slug dependent angiogenesis
Volume 11, Issue 23 of @Oncotarget reported that the authors have previously established that mi R-151a functions as an onco-mi R in non-small cell lung cancer cells by inducing partial EMT and enhancing tumor growth. (2020-06-10)
Transforming spleen to liver brings new hope for organ regeneration
Scientists from Nanjing University and University of Macau have transformed the spleen into a functioning liver in living mice, which could bring new hope for patients suffering from organ shortage worldwide. (2020-06-10)
High-salt diet impacts health of gut microbiome
Particularly in females with untreated hypertension, reducing salt intake to what's considered a healthier level appears to be good for both their gut microbiome and their blood pressure, scientists report. (2020-06-09)
To think like a dinosaur
Palaeontologists from St Petersburg University have been the first to study in detail the structure of the brain and blood vessels in the skull of the ankylosaur Bissektipelta archibaldi. (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)
Cord blood for stem cell transplant may outperform matched sibling donor
Study based on a decade of research and treatment shows no difference in overall survival between cord blood and matched related donor as source for stem cell transplant, with reduced graft-versus-host disease in patients using cord blood. (2020-06-05)
Coronavirus linked to stroke in otherwise healthy young people
Preliminary observations suggest a high incidence of COVID-19 in stroke patients, including younger patients who were otherwise healthy. (2020-06-04)
Deadly bacterial infection in pigs deciphered
New-born piglets often die painfully from infection with an intestinal bacterium. (2020-06-04)
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)
New technique retains nipple color in men after breast reduction
Surgeons at UT Southwestern Medical Center have pioneered a new technique that prevents nipple discoloration and preserves shape in men who undergo breast reduction surgery following significant weight loss. (2020-06-04)
'Excretion of sugar into stool'? New action of anti-diabetic drug discovered
A research team led by Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine's Professor OGAWA Wataru and Project Associate Professor NOGAMI Munenobu has discovered that metformin, the most widely prescribed anti-diabetic drug, causes sugar to be excreted in the stool. (2020-06-03)
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