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Researchers create “smart” surfaces to help synthetic blood-vessel grafts knit better and more safely

November 27, 2019

Researchers at McMaster University have created a new coating to prevent clotting and infection in synthetic vascular grafts,…
New technique to identify a common cause for diseases related to thrombotic microangiopathies for which there is a treatment

November 8, 2019

There is a group of diseases the symptoms of which have a common origin: a lesion in the…
Vaping not worth potential heart risk, researchers say

November 7, 2019

Science hasn’t yet caught up with electronic cigarettes, leaving health care providers and users with many unknowns. But…
Microbleeds may worsen outcome after head injury

October 16, 2019

Using advanced imaging, researchers have uncovered new information regarding traumatic microbleeds, which appear as small, dark lesions on…
New brain research could change how concussions are treated

October 15, 2019

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI), including concussions, can be caused by anything from sports injuries to battlefield trauma. And…
Surgical Innovation Course Fosters New Approach to Bone Healing

October 2, 2019

Bone filler device accelerates bone healing impaired by age or cancer treatment. Within minutes of breaking a bone,…
Nicotine-Free E-Cigarettes Can Damage Blood Vessels

August 23, 2019

Smoking e-cigarettes, also called vaping, has been marketed as a safe alternative to tobacco cigarettes and is rising…
How do clots become firm in the presence of blood flow? A new engineered tissue model has answers

August 7, 2019

Blood clotting is one of the most critical, protective processes in human physiology. When something goes wrong with…
Dry AMD requires broad, systems biology approach leveraging big data, multiple disciplines

August 1, 2019

A large-scale, collaborative, systems biology approach is needed to expedite the discovery of treatments for dry age-related macular…
Study: Fat Cells Play Key Role in Dangerous Transformation of Melanoma

July 24, 2019

Researchers at Tel Aviv University, led by Prof. Carmit Levy and Dr. Tamar Golan of the Department of Human Genetics and Biochemistry at TAU’s Sackler…
New approach to reducing damage after a heart attack

July 23, 2019

During the emergency procedure used to reopen the blocked artery causing a heart attack, smaller “micro” blood vessels…
Artificial cells can deliver molecules better than the real thing

July 17, 2019

From pills to vaccines, ways to deliver drugs into the body have been constantly evolving since the early…
Healthy blood vessels may be the answer to Alzheimer’s prevention

July 16, 2019

USC research into Alzheimer’s — which will be on display at the upcoming Alzheimer’s Association International Conference —…
Causal association between excess body fat and cardiovascular disease

June 14, 2019

Using a method called Mendelian randomisation, researchers at Karolinska Institutet show that there is a causal association between…
Cause of hardening of the arteries – and potential treatment – identified

June 12, 2019

A team of UK scientists have identified the mechanism behind hardening of the arteries, and shown in animal…
Eating blueberries every day improves heart health

May 30, 2019

New findings published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition show that eating 150g of blueberries daily reduces…
Researchers spot tell-tale signs of potentially fatal cardiac arrest

May 30, 2019

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is the leading cause of sudden cardiac death in young people (such as the unexpected near…
Blood flow command centre discovered in the brain

May 22, 2019

A team of scientists from Australia, France, New Zealand and the UK has discovered a group of brain…
Injections, exercise promote muscle regrowth after atrophy in mice, study finds

May 15, 2019

By injecting cells that support blood vessel growth into muscles depleted by inactivity, researchers say they are able…
Everyday stress may boost blood vessel dysfunction in people with depression

May 13, 2019

Long-term stress has been linked with cardiovascular disease, but for people with depression, researchers say small, everyday stressors…
Organ bioprinting gets a breath of fresh air

May 6, 2019

Bioengineers have cleared a major hurdle on the path to 3D printing replacement organs with a breakthrough technique…
Better power law that predicts earthquakes, blood vessels, bank accounts

April 29, 2019

Giant earthquakes and extreme wealth may not appear to have much in common, but the frequency with which…
NIH BRAIN Initiative tool may transform how scientists study brain structure and function

April 19, 2019

Researchers have developed a high-tech support system that can keep a large mammalian brain from rapidly decomposing in…
A ‘virtual’ view with a little bit of math

April 19, 2019

MU scientists advance a way to track changes in a person’s cardiovascular system Every heart beat sends blood…
Scientists Print First 3D Heart Using Patient’s Own Cells and Materials

April 18, 2019

In a major medical breakthrough, Tel Aviv University researchers have “printed” the world’s first 3D vascularised engineered heart using a…
Researchers uncover new cause of abdominal aortic aneurysm

April 15, 2019

Researchers have discovered that a family of lipids (fats) contribute to the development of a serious aortic disease,…
Team Designs an App for HHT Patients

April 2, 2019

Help for a rare genetic blood vessel disorder that can attack the nose, brain and lungs is available…
Engineered Vessels Evolve into Living Tissue

March 29, 2019

In one of the longest follow-up studies of its kind, researchers found that their specially bioengineered blood vessels…
Blue ‘blood’ gives residents innovative microsurgery training

February 21, 2019

The UW Department of Surgery is at the forefront of training residents in microsurgery, a surgical discipline that…
Study helps solve mystery of how sleep protects against heart disease

February 18, 2019

Researchers say they are closer to solving the mystery of how a good night’s sleep protects against heart…
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