Ancient shrimp-like animals had 'modern' hearts and blood vessels
An international team of researchers from the University of Arizona, China and the United Kingdom has discovered the earliest known cardiovascular system, and the first to clearly show a sophisticated system ...
The pull of artificial gravity
(PhysOrg.com) -- Although President Obama's vision for NASA's future calls for canceling the Constellation program that was intended to send humans to the moon by 2020, his proposed budget for the agency still ...
To work your brain, work your body
The problem: I lost my car keys. What kind of training will make my brain work better?
Fit teenage boys are smarter, but muscle strength isn't the secret
In the first study to demonstrate a clear positive association between adolescent fitness and adult cognitive performance, Nancy Pedersen of the University of Southern California and colleagues in Sweden find that better ...
Coffee drinking linked to reduced stroke risk in women
Drinking more than a cup of coffee a day was associated with a 22 percent to 25 percent lower risk of stroke, compared with those who drank less, in a study reported in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association.
Grapefruit biomolecules may herald new treatment for heart disease
New research published in the Biochemical Journal has identified molecules occurring naturally in fruit that may play an important role in the future treatment of heart disease.
Long-term physical activity has an anti-aging effect at the cellular level
Intensive exercise prevented shortening of telomeres, a protective effect against aging of the cardiovascular system, according to research reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.
SLU toxicologist warning to parents: Look for signs of K2
In the last month, Anthony Scalzo, M.D., professor of toxicology at Saint Louis University, has seen nearly 30 cases involving teenagers who were experiencing hallucinations, severe agitation, elevated heart rate and blood ...
Solar industry responsible for lead emissions in developing countries
Solar power is not all sunshine. It has a dark side -- particularly in developing countries, according to a new study by a University of Tennessee, Knoxville, engineering professor.
Runners a marathon a net benefit for the body, experts say
Historians say the first marathon runner was Philippides, who, in 490 B.C., ran 24.85 miles from the battlefield at Marathon with news of the Athenian army's victory over the Persians. He reached Athens, cried out, "Rejoice, ...
New tests provide new insight into why patients are in heart failure
A failing heart makes a lot of a hormone needed to eliminate the excess salt and water bloating the body but not enough of the enzyme needed to activate it, researchers say.
Suppressing a gene in mice prevents heart from aging, preserves its function
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists prevented age-related changes in the hearts of mice and preserved heart function by suppressing a form of the PI3K gene, in a study reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.
Fish fatty acids don’t make you cleverer or happier
(PhysOrg.com) -- A diet rich in fish fatty acids has no effect on cognitive functions such as memory and concentration in the elderly. Nor does it affect their level of wellbeing. This is the conclusion drawn by Dutch researcher ...
Play yourself healthy: Soccer as treatment for lifestyle-related diseases
Other parallel experiments on both women and men further demonstrates that a regular game of soccer affects numerous cardiovascular risk factors such as maximal oxygen uptake, heart function, elasticity of the vascular system, ...