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Triggers of acute heart failure vary globally

European Society of Cardiology | 05-26-2018

Triggers of acute heart failure vary globally, according to late-breaking results from the REPORT-HF registry presented today at Heart Failure 2018 and the World Congress on Acute Heart Failure, a European Society of Cardiology congress. …

New link found between alcohol, genes and heart failure

Imperial College London | 05-25-2018

The researchers investigated faulty versions of a gene called titin which are carried by one in 100 people or 600,000 people in the UK.
Titin is crucial for maintaining the elasticity of the heart muscle, and faulty versions are linked to a type of heart failure …

New findings could help fine-tune cancer treatment

University of East Anglia | 05-25-2018

Cancer therapies that cut off blood supply to a tumour could be more effective in combination with existing chemotherapeutic drugs – according to new research from the University of East Anglia. …

Lung-on-a-chip simulates pulmonary fibrosis

University at Buffalo | 05-25-2018

Developing new medicines to treat pulmonary fibrosis (scarring), one of the most common and serious forms of lung disease, is not easy. One reason: it’s difficult to mimic how the disease damages and scars lung tissue over time, often forcing scientists to employ …

Regulatory mutations missed in standard genetic screening lead to congenital diseases

Mount Sinai Hospital/Mount Sinai School of Medicine | 05-25-2018

Researchers have identified a type of genetic aberration to be the cause of certain neurodevelopmental disorders and congenital diseases, such as autism and congenital heart disease, which are undetectable by conventional genetic testing. …

Tiny particles could help fight brain cancer

Massachusetts Institute of Technology | 05-24-2018

Glioblastoma multiforme, a type of brain tumor, is one of the most difficult-to-treat cancers. Only a handful of drugs are approved to treat glioblastoma, and the median life expectancy for patients diagnosed with the disease is less than 15 months. …

Cancer cells co-opt pain-sensing ‘wasabi receptor’ to survive oxidative stress

Harvard Medical School | 05-24-2018

Anyone who’s taken a bite of a sandwich with too much spicy mustard or a piece of sushi with too much wasabi can attest to the tear-inducing sensation these condiments can cause. These loud warnings to the nervous system of exposure to potentially harmful …

By forming clots in tumors, immune cell aids lung cancer’s spread

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center | 05-24-2018

University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have found that by helping to form clots within tumors, immune cells that flock to a particular type of lung cancer are actually building a foundation for the tumor to spread …

Vast majority of poor, urban women don’t use prenatal vitamins before pregnancy, study shows

Johns Hopkins Medicine | 05-24-2018

A study of more than 7,000 low-income, urban mothers enrolled in the Boston Birth Cohort found that fewer than 5 percent of them started folic acid supplementation and used it almost daily before pregnancy, a widely recommended public health measure …

South Asian Americans are at high risk for heart disease and stroke

American Heart Association | 05-24-2018

South Asians are more likely to die of heart disease, such as heart attacks and strokes caused by atherosclerosis – the disease process that narrows arteries – than East Asians and non-Hispanic whites living in the United States, according to a new scientific …

Biomedical Advances

Biomedical Advances

Triggers of acute heart failure vary globally

European Society of Cardiology | 05-26-2018

Triggers of acute heart failure vary globally, according to late-breaking results from the REPORT-HF registry presented today at Heart Failure 2018 and the World Congress on Acute Heart Failure, a European Society of Cardiology congress. …

Triggers of acute heart failure vary globally

European Society of Cardiology | 05-26-2018

Triggers of acute heart failure vary globally, according to late-breaking results from the REPORT-HF registry presented today at Heart Failure 2018 and the World Congress on Acute Heart Failure, a European Society of Cardiology congress. …

Diet and Lifestyle

Diet and Lifestyle

South Asian Americans are at high risk for heart disease and stroke

American Heart Association | 05-24-2018

South Asians are more likely to die of heart disease, such as heart attacks and strokes caused by atherosclerosis – the disease process that narrows arteries – than East Asians and non-Hispanic whites living in the United States, according to a new scientific …

South Asian Americans are at high risk for heart disease and stroke

American Heart Association | 05-24-2018

South Asians are more likely to die of heart disease, such as heart attacks and strokes caused by atherosclerosis – the disease process that narrows arteries – than East Asians and non-Hispanic whites living in the United States, according to a new scientific …

Preventive Medicine

Preventive Medicine

Lifestyle counseling program may reduce risk of certain cancers

Wiley | 05-23-2018

A 5-year healthy lifestyle counseling program for adult men was linked with a reduced risk of developing cancers related to overweight, diet, and smoking over 25 years. As reported in the Journal of Internal Medicine, …

Lifestyle counseling program may reduce risk of certain cancers

Wiley | 05-23-2018

A 5-year healthy lifestyle counseling program for adult men was linked with a reduced risk of developing cancers related to overweight, diet, and smoking over 25 years. As reported in the Journal of Internal Medicine, …