News tagged with heart muscle

Heart protects itself from fat

When you eat a fatty meal, a certain mechanism is activated in the heart, which prevents dangerous substances from being deposited in the heart muscle. This is one of the findings of research carried out at Wageningen University, ...

dateApr 13, 2010 in Medical research
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Zebrafish study with human heart implications

Bony fish like the tiny zebrafish have a remarkable ability that mammals can only dream of: if you lop off a chunk of their heart they swim sluggishly for a few days but within a month appear perfectly normal. How they accomplish ...

dateMar 24, 2010 in Medical research
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Oscillations at odds in the heart

Researchers in Germany show that a classical biological oscillator, the glycolytic oscillator, may increase damage to the heart during acute loss of oxygen (anoxia), and as may occur during ischemia. The study appears online ...

dateMar 15, 2010 in Psychology & Psychiatry
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