News tagged with heart disease

New aging cause revealed by test tube

( -- Chemists from The Australian National University have discovered a new way that ageing-related diseases can progress, opening up new preventative and treatment possibilities for conditions such as heart disease ...

dateMar 22, 2011 in Biochemistry
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Advanced degrees add up to lower blood pressure

Freshmen on the eve of finals and graduate students staring down a thesis committee may not feel this way, but the privilege of obtaining an advanced education correlates with decades of lower blood pressure, according to ...

dateFeb 28, 2011 in Health
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Detecting whether a heart attack has occurred

During about 30 percent of all heart attacks, the patient experiences no symptoms. However, unmistakable signs of the attack remain in the bloodstream for days. MIT researchers, working with Massachusetts General Hospital’s ...

dateFeb 14, 2011 in Biotechnology
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Searching for the soul of the genome (w/ Video)

The discovery that a "gene desert" on chromosome 9 was a hotspot for coronary artery disease (CAD) risk was among the highlights of findings produced recently by genome-wide association studies, which compare the genomes ...

dateFeb 09, 2011 in Genetics
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