Statin side effects linked to off-target reaction in muscle mitochondria
Sep 01, 2015
Statins are a popular and easy-to-swallow option for people looking to lower their cholesterol. But for a quarter of patients, statins come with muscle pain, stiffness, cramps, or weakness without any clear signs of muscle ...
Tiny, wireless pacemaker could be surgery-free option, study shows
Aug 30, 2015
A tiny, wireless pacemaker could offer some heart patients a surgery-free alternative to the traditional devices, a new study says. Some doctors, however, say there are lingering safety questions and warned patients not to ...
Researchers create model of early human heart development from stem cells
Jul 14, 2015
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, in collaboration with scientists at the Gladstone Institutes, have developed a template for growing beating cardiac tissue from stem cells, creating a system that could ...
New research allows doctors to image dangerous 'hardening' of the arteries
Jul 10, 2015
Researchers at the University of Cambridge, in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh, have shown how a radioactive agent developed in the 1960s to detect bone cancer can be re-purposed to highlight the build-up ...
Heart attack treatment hypothesis 'busted'
Jul 06, 2015
Researchers have long had reason to hope that blocking the flow of calcium into the mitochondria of heart and brain cells could be one way to prevent damage caused by heart attacks and strokes. But in a study of mice engineered ...
Breakthrough points to cure for debilitating heart and lung disease
Jun 16, 2015
A protein that targets the effects of a faulty gene could offer the first treatment targeting the major genetic cause of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH), according to research funded by the British Heart Foundation ...
Some heartburn drugs may boost risk of heart attack, study finds
Jun 10, 2015
A large data-mining study carried out by investigators at the Stanford University School of Medicine has linked a popular class of heartburn drugs to an elevated risk of heart attack.
Strokes steal eight years' worth of brain function, new study suggests
Jun 05, 2015
Having a stroke ages a person's brain function by almost eight years, new research finds - robbing them of memory and thinking speed as measured on cognitive tests.
Study uncovers foundations of heart regeneration
May 04, 2015
While the human heart can't heal itself, the zebrafish heart can easily replace cells lost by damage or disease. Now, researchers have discovered properties of a mysterious outer layer of the heart known as the epicardium ...
Study reveals first six months best for stimulating heart growth
Apr 28, 2015
In a recent issue of Science Translational Medicine, Brian Polizzotti, PhD, Bernhard Kuhn, MD, Sangita Choudhury, PhD, and colleagues affiliated with the Boston Children's Hospital's Translational Research Center report that ...