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Tamoxifen and raloxifene slow down the progression of muscular dystrophy
Steroids are currently the only available treatment to reduce the repetitive cycles of inflammation and disease progression associated with functional deterioration in patients with muscular dystrophy (MD). (2018-03-20)
Premature hearts less able to cope with exercise
The hearts of people born prematurely are less able to cope with the pressures of exercise in adulthood, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and part-funded by the British Heart Foundation. (2018-03-19)
Immune cell target that may prevent or delay heart failure after pressure overload
Researchers have identified a therapeutic target to prevent or delay heart failure from pressure overload of the heart, and a potential biomarker for the same. (2018-03-19)
Mediterranean diet is linked to higher muscle mass, bone density after menopause
The heart-healthy Mediterranean diet also appears to be good for an older woman's bones and muscles, a new study of postmenopausal women in Brazil finds. (2018-03-18)
Human 'chimeric' cells restore crucial protein in Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Cells made by fusing a normal human muscle cell with a muscle cell from a person with Duchenne muscular dystrophy -- a rare but fatal form of muscular dystrophy -- were able to significantly improve muscle function when implanted into the muscles of a mouse model of the disease. (2018-03-16)
New heart attack test better informs of underlying condition
A new blood test developed by a University of Alberta physician promises to eliminate the guesswork clinicians face with an apparent heart attack. (2018-03-15)
Is your smile male or female?
The dynamics of how men and women smile differs measurably, according to new research, enabling artificial intelligence (AI) to automatically assign gender purely based on a smile. (2018-03-14)
Hand grip strength may be associated with cardiac function and structure
Better hand grip strength may be associated with cardiac functions and structures that help reduce the risk of cardiovascular incidents, according to a study published March 14, 2018, in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Sebastian Beyer and Steffen Petersen from the Queen Mary University of London, UK, and colleagues. (2018-03-14)
Muscle vibrations improve control over prosthetic hands
An automated brain-computer interface that vibrates the muscles used for control of prosthetic hands helped three amputees gain better movement control over the prosthetic, according to a new study by Paul Marasco and colleagues. (2018-03-14)
Mending broken hearts with cardiomyocyte molds
Whether caused by an undetected birth defect or by a heart attack (myocardial infarction), when a heart sustains damage, it can be difficult to repair. (2018-03-13)
Mitochondria may metabolize ADP differently in aging muscle, despite exercise resistance
Most adults reach their peak levels of muscle mass in their late 30s or early 40s. (2018-03-13)
Using whole genome analysis to home in on racing pigeon performance
A scientific team led by Malgorzata Anna Gazda and Miguel Carneiro, performed the first whole genome sequencing of 10 racing pigeons as well as data from 35 different breeds, and has now identified new clues in racing pigeons that may help enhance their performance. (2018-03-13)
Calcium testing in coronary arteries better way to predict heart attacks than stress testing alone
Researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City have found that incorporating underused, but available, imaging technologies more precisely predicts who's at risk for heart attacks and similar threats -- in time to prevent them. (2018-03-12)
Stress of open-heart surgery significantly reduces vitamin D levels, but supplementation helps
The stress of open-heart surgery significantly reduces patients' vitamin D levels, but aggressive supplementation with vitamin D3, just before and after surgery, can completely eliminate the observed drop in vitamin D, researchers have found. (2018-03-12)
Researchers find bone density scans can also help identify cardiovascular disease
Researchers from Hebrew SeniorLife's Institute for Aging Research, University of Western Australia, University of Sydney, and Edith Cowan University have discovered that bone density scans, typically used to determine fracture risk, could also be an aid in identifying cardiovascular disease. (2018-03-12)
Genetic heart diseases cause fewer SIDS deaths than previously thought, study finds
Genetic mutations linked to heart disease have been considered a leading cause of sudden infant death syndrome, but a new study by Mayo Clinic, British and Danish researchers finds they are to blame for far fewer SIDS deaths than previously thought. (2018-03-12)
Proteins associated with diabetic complications and increased heart disease identified
Protein pathways that are closely linked to changes in both triglyceride and hemoglobin A1c levels in diabetic patients have been identified in new research by the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City. (2018-03-11)
Can we turn back time? Muscles' own protective systems could help reduce frailty
New research published today helps explain why people experience muscle loss in old age, increasing the prospects of reversing the condition in the future. (2018-03-11)
Beta blocker shows mixed results in protecting against chemo-induced heart damage
After six months of follow up, women newly diagnosed with breast cancer who were given the beta blocker carvedilol to prevent heart issues while undergoing chemotherapy showed no difference in declines in heart function compared with those taking a placebo. (2018-03-11)
Inhaled therapy ineffective in difficult-to-treat heart failure
Four weeks of treatment with a novel inhaled medication failed to improve exercise capacity, daily activity levels, severity of symptoms or quality of life in patients with a type of heart failure for which no effective treatment options currently exist, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's 67th Annual Scientific Session. (2018-03-11)
Popular heart medications can prevent herceptin-induced heart issues in some patients
Breast cancer patients who started taking one of two well-known heart medications at the same time they initiated trastuzumab -- a targeted cancer therapy that has been linked to heart damage -- received no benefit in terms of preventing declines in heart function, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's 67th Annual Scientific Session. (2018-03-11)
An itch you can't scratch: Researchers find 'itch receptors' in the throats of mice
Working with mice, Johns Hopkins researchers report they have found previously known skin itch receptors in the airways that appear to contribute to bronchoconstriction and airway hypersensitivity, hallmarks of asthma and other respiratory disorders. (2018-03-09)
Vitamin D may help prevent heart failure after heart attack
New research has shown how vitamin D may help protect heart tissue and prevent heart failure after a heart attack, potentially offering a low-cost addition to existing treatments for heart failure. (2018-03-08)
Caregivers face strain when patients receive heart pumps
When heart failure patients receive a heart pumping device known as a left ventricular assist device (LVAD), their caregivers seem to suffer, too -- at least initially, according to research in Journal of the American Heart Association (JAHA), the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. (2018-03-07)
Marker involved in lymphatic system connected to heart failure
Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have found a new marker in the blood that is associated with an increased risk of heart failure. (2018-03-07)
New research discovers genetic defect linked to African Americans with heart failure
Heart failure is more common, develops earlier and results in higher rates of illness and death in African Americans than in whites. (2018-03-07)
Northeastern researchers identify 36 new genes implicated in cardiac disease
A Northeastern University professor has developed a new personalized method to discover genes implicated in complex diseases. (2018-03-07)
Exercise may decrease heart drug's effectiveness
Health care experts are quick to remind us that a healthy lifestyle includes regular exercise. (2018-03-07)
Brown fat flexes its muscle to burn energy
Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have discovered that the same kind of fat cells that help newborn babies regulate their body temperature could be a target for weight-loss drugs in adults. (2018-03-06)
Rigor mortis in worms offers new insight into death
A dying worm experiences rigor mortis early in the death process, rather than after the main event as it is for humans, according to a new study by an international team of scientists at UCL and Washington University. (2018-03-06)
Controlling ceramides could help treat heart disease
SBP researchers have discovered that accumulation of ceramides--a type of lipid (fat)-- plays a crucial role in lipotoxic cardiomyopathy (LCM)--a heart condition that often occurs in patients with diabetes and obesity. (2018-03-06)
Salk scientists find power switch for muscles
ERRγ gene enables endurance exercise and repairs type of damage seen in neuromuscular diseases. (2018-03-06)
Chronic ill-health and the chances of surviving a heart attack
New research has identified the devastating impact of pre-existing health problems on recovery from a heart attack. (2018-03-06)
Mouse healing may reveal targets to delay or prevent human heart failure
In a study of mouse healing after severe heart attacks, which may reveal therapeutic targets that can help humans avoid or delay heart failure, researchers looked at the heart and spleen over time and measured the types and numbers of immune cells involved; the types and amounts of lipid signaling compounds produced; the expression of the enzymes that produce those signaling compounds; and which enzymes are key to resolution of inflammation. (2018-03-06)
UH researchers uncover link between heart attacks and inflammatory bowel disease
University Hospitals Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute researchers Muhammad Panhwar, MD, and Mahazarin Ginwalla, MD, recently concluded a study of more than 22 million patients that suggests a strong connection between Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and the development of heart disease and heart attacks. (2018-03-06)
Weightlifting shows benefits for kidney disease patients
Research encourages people with non-dialysis chronic kidney disease (CKD) to include resistance training in exercise programmes. (2018-03-05)
Spanish scientists discover the cause of accelerated atherosclerosis and premature death in progeria
The study, published in Circulation, shows that vascular smooth muscle cells are the main cause of accelerated atherosclerosis and premature death in an experimental model of progeria. (2018-03-05)
New research showed better survival outcomes in one type of heart failure
A joint 7-year cohort study in both Singapore's and New Zealand's hospitals, revealed answers to key questions about the epidemiology of heart failure. (2018-03-02)
Inflammatory bowel disease increases likelihood of a heart attack
An analysis of medical-record data from more than 17.5 million patients found that people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are at elevated risk for a heart attack, regardless of whether or not they have traditional risk factors for heart disease such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure and smoking. (2018-03-01)
Ethnic differences in need for heart pacemakers may have genetic link
Evidence suggests South Asian people are less likely to require a pacemaker for abnormally low heart rate than white people of European origin. (2018-03-01)
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