Math models enhance current therapies for coronary heart disease
Coronary heart disease accounts for 18% of deaths in the United States every year. The disease results from a blockage of one or more arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle. This occurs as a result ...
Human stem cells converted to functional lung cells
For the first time, scientists have succeeded in transforming human stem cells into functional lung and airway cells. The advance, reported by Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers, has significant ...
What composes the human heart? Researchers crunch the numbers
A foundational study published in the journal PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences) this week by researchers at the University of Toronto's Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering (IBBME) and t ...
Reducing the salt in bread without losing saltiness, thanks to a texture trick
Want to make bread taste pleasantly salty without adding more salt? Change the bread's texture so it is less dense, say scientists. They report in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry that simply ...
In enzyme's isoforms, hope for developing heart drugs that improve contractility, prevent SCD
Drugs known as PDE3 inhibitors save many lives by helping failing hearts do a better job of pumping blood. But those same medications come with a sometimes deadly cost when taken for long periods: an increased risk for sudden ...
Remains of late President Joao Goulart are exhumed
The remains of former Brazilian President Joao Goulart were being exhumed Wednesday due to suspicions that he may have been murdered on orders of the military regime that once ruled the country.
Biosensor could help detect brain injuries during heart surgery
Johns Hopkins engineers and cardiology experts have teamed up to develop a fingernail-sized biosensor that could alert doctors when serious brain injury occurs during heart surgery. By doing so, the device ...
Artificial heart to pump human waste into future robots
A new device capable of pumping human waste into the "engine room" of a self-sustaining robot has been created by a group of researchers from Bristol.
'Tearless' onions could help in the fight against cardiovascular disease, weight gain
Onions, a key ingredient in recipes around the globe, come in a tearless version that scientists are now reporting could pack health benefits like its close relative, garlic, which is renowned for protecting ...
Getting down to the heart cells of the matter
(Phys.org) —Virginia Commonwealth University researchers have some new clues into what makes our tickers talk – on the molecular level.
Mexicans create bracelet for geriatric surveillance
Researchers have lead a project to build the first medical surveillance bracelet for senior citizens.
The nose knows: Rainbowfish embryos 'sniff out' predators
Rainbowfish embryos, as young as only four days after fertilisation, are able to smell potential predatory threats, a new study by Australian researchers has found.