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Can stem cells help a diseased heart heal itself? Researcher achieves important milestone
A team of Rutgers scientists have taken an important step toward the goal of making diseased hearts heal themselves -- a new model that would reduce the need for bypass surgery, heart transplants or artificial pumping devices. (2018-12-14)
Your weight history may predict your heart failure risk
In a medical records analysis of information gathered on more than 6,000 people, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers conclude that simply asking older adult patients about their weight history at ages 20 and 40 could provide real value to clinicians in their efforts to predict patients' future risk of heart failure, heart attacks or strokes. (2018-12-12)
New method for studying ALS more effectively
The neurodegenerative disease ALS causes motor neuron death and paralysis. (2018-12-12)
Stem cell researchers develop promising technique to generate new muscle cells in lab
To help patients with muscle disorders, scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have engineered a new stem cell line to study the conversion of stem cells into muscle. (2018-12-12)
Women having a heart attack wait longer than men to get help
Women are being urged to call an ambulance immediately if they have heart attack symptoms, following research showing they wait longer than men to get help. (2018-12-11)
New link between atrial fibrillation and mutations in heart disease gene
A nationwide research team has found a strong relationship between early-onset Afib and mutations that break TTN, a gene that helps maintain the structure of heart muscle. (2018-12-11)
Macrophage cells key to helping heart repair -- and potentially regenerate: New study
Macrophage cells have the ability to act in a neo-natal-like state, a time in life where they aid in the growth and development of organs, meaning they could be channeled to help repair the heart following a heart attack. (2018-12-11)
Statins have low risk of side effects
Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs are associated with a low risk of side effects. (2018-12-10)
Regular flu shots may save heart failure patients' lives
Compared with skipping a flu shot, getting a flu shot was associated with an 18 percent reduced risk of premature death among newly-diagnosed heart failure patients. (2018-12-10)
Researchers pioneer use of new method to treat life-threatening heart arrhythmias in dogs
Morris Animal Foundation-funded researchers have developed a new treatment for dogs with a rare, but life-threatening, arrhythmia caused by atrioventricular accessory pathways (APs). (2018-12-10)
Penn team uses gene editing to personalize clinical care for family with cardiomyopathy
More and more, through sequencing done for medical reasons or done by direct-to-consumer companies, people learn they have variants of disease genes with uncertain significance to their health. (2018-12-10)
Statins overprescribed for primary prevention
Taking cholesterol-lowering drugs, or statins, as a preventive measure can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. (2018-12-06)
Scientists cut main heart disease risk locus out of DNA by genome editing
Scientists have made a major breakthrough in unveiling the major genetic risk factor for heart disease by precisely cutting the DNA culprit from the genome, which prevents blood vessel cell abnormalities related to these devastating diseases. (2018-12-06)
New drug target discovered for potential blood pressure treatment
Scientists have identified a key player in blood pressure regulation and have shown that switching it off reduces blood pressure in mice, according to new research in eLife. (2018-12-05)
Sex-specific effects of DHEA on bone mineral density and body composition
Women 55 and older have an increased risk of bone and muscle loss but therapy with the hormone Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) may help prevent bone loss and increase muscle mass in older women, according to a new study led by Catherine M. (2018-12-04)
Acute flaccid myelitis: Five things to know
Acute flaccid myelitis, a syndrome with rapid muscle weakness in children, has been seen in hospitals in the United States and Canada this fall. (2018-12-03)
Running a marathon can increase cardiac strain in amateur runners
Amateurs running full-length marathons could be significantly raising levels of several key biomarkers of cardiac strain. (2018-12-03)
Hoosier firefighters face higher risk of dying from cancer than non-firefighters
Hoosier firefighters face a significantly higher risk of dying from cancer than non-firefighters in Indiana, according to a study that shows death from malignant cancers was the leading cause of death for Indiana firefighters between 1985 and 2013. (2018-12-03)
A sobering conclusion: Adult hearts contain no stem cells
A detailed cell-by-cell map of all dividing cells in the adult murine heart before and after myocardial infarction was created using advanced molecular and genetic technologies in a combined research effort led by Hans Clevers from the Hubrecht Institute (Netherlands). (2018-12-03)
Heart failure telemedicine programs prove effective 6 months after discharge, study finds
Home telemedicine programs for heart failure are effective at preventing death for at least six months after hospitalization, but generally lose any benefit after one year, according to a meta-analysis of clinical trials published today and announced tomorrow at a briefing. (2018-12-03)
Otago researchers discover a promising therapy for improving heart attack survivorship
In pre-clinical trials, University of Otago researchers have discovered a promising new therapy that has the potential to be used clinically for improving survival rates for people who suffer a heart attack. (2018-12-03)
Immune checkpoints could be key to treating autoimmune disease myasthenia gravis
The PD-1 immune checkpoint is essential for self-recognition by the immune system, with disruption of the pathway associated with several autoimmune disorders. (2018-11-30)
Patients with cancer are more at risk of complications following heart procedure
Research led by Keele University suggests that patients with cancer who undergo a common heart procedure have worse short-term clinical outcomes compared to non-cancer patients, in the largest study undertaken to date. (2018-11-30)
UA scientist identifies cellular gene signatures for heart muscle regeneration
A research team led by Jared Churko, PhD, director of the University of Arizona iPSC Core in the UA Sarver Heart Center, used a transcriptomic approach -- studying what genes are expressed -- to identify gene signatures of cell subpopulations identified as atrial-like or ventricular-like. (2018-11-30)
Risk factors like smoking, high BP common among younger patients with repeat heart attacks
Heart attacks reoccurred more frequently in younger patients with several modifiable risk factors, including smoking and high blood pressure. (2018-11-30)
A prosthetic arm that decodes phantom limb movements
About 75 percent of amputees exhibit mobility of their phantom limb. (2018-11-29)
Curry spice boosts exercise performance in mice with heart failure
New research suggests that curcumin, a main ingredient in curry, may improve exercise intolerance related to heart failure. (2018-11-29)
Microscope measures muscle weakness
Biotechnologists at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) have developed a system to accurately measure muscle weakness caused by structural changes in muscle tissue. (2018-11-28)
Do magazine-ranked hospitals for cardiovascular care have better outcomes?
Whether hospital rankings by US News & World Report magazine reflect quality of care has been debated. (2018-11-28)
Cardiac stem cells integrated into microneedle patches to treat heart attack
Scientists seeking to improve stem cell-related treatment options for heart attack survivors have engineered a patch that can better integrate stem cells into viable heart tissue. (2018-11-28)
Weight loss procedure shrinks both fat and muscle
Left gastric artery embolization, a novel interventional procedure used to treat obesity, leads to the loss of both fat and muscle, according to a new study. (2018-11-26)
Stress-induced effects on heart blood flow differ for men versus women
Some patients with coronary artery disease have inadequate blood flow to the heart muscle during periods of mental/emotional stress. (2018-11-26)
'Longevity Protein' rejuvenates muscle healing in old mice
A protein found in healing muscles of younger mice helps older animals bounce back from injury. (2018-11-21)
A Mexican cavefish with a scarred heart
Scientists are studying a guppy-sized, blind, translucent fish that lives in the cave systems of northern Mexico to figure out why some animals can regenerate their hearts, while others just scar. (2018-11-20)
Fish genes hold key to repairing damaged hearts
The Mexican tetra fish can repair its heart after damage -- something researchers have been striving to achieve in humans for years. (2018-11-20)
Preserving shoulder function, quality of life, in breast cancer patients
After a prophylactic double mastectomy in 2015, Tina Harrison discovered that she did, indeed, have breast cancer -- it just hadn't been detected. (2018-11-19)
Shoulder 'brightness' on ultrasound may be a sign of diabetes
A shoulder muscle that appears unusually bright on ultrasound may be a warning sign of diabetes, according to a new study. (2018-11-19)
A molecule for fighting muscular paralysis
Myotubular myopathy is a severe genetic disease that leads to muscle paralysis. (2018-11-19)
Study links shoulder ultrasound brightness with type 2 diabetes
Henry Ford Hospital researchers may have unknowingly happened on a new predictor of type 2 diabetes as part of a new ultrasound shoulder study. (2018-11-19)
Proteins cooperate to break up energy structures in oxygen starved heart cells
Researchers at the National Institute for Physiological Sciences found that the filamin A-Drp1 complex mediates mitochondrial fission in a mouse model of hypoxic heart cells. (2018-11-16)
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