News tagged with atherosclerosis

Stem cell study aims to reduce amputations

UC Davis Vascular Center researchers have embarked on a highly anticipated study that involves using a patient's own stem cells to increase blood circulation to the lower leg with the hope of preventing amputation due to ...

dateMar 09, 2011 in Medical research
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Social stress leads to atherosclerosis

Studies on genetically engineered mice show that social stress activates the immune system and accelerates the development of atherosclerosis. Commonly used drugs to reduce blood pressure, however, may stop this process. ...

dateDec 06, 2010 in Medical research
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Study sheds light on triglyceride metabolism

New findings reported in the July issue of Cell Metabolism are offering new leads as to why some people might suffer from high levels of triglycerides. High triglycerides are a risk factor for atherosclerosis and cardiovascular ...

dateJul 07, 2010 in Medical research
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