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Arteriosclerosis is a general term describing any hardening (and loss of elasticity) of medium or large arteries.
Early identification of heart disease a priority for schizophrenia patients

Early identification of heart disease a priority for schizophrenia patients

Early recognition and treatment of coronary artery disease must become a clinical priority for all adults with schizophrenia, say researchers who studied autopsy data for schizophrenia patients who died suddenly in hospital. [More]
Protein known to promote cancer appears to give blood vessels strength and shape, researchers report

Protein known to promote cancer appears to give blood vessels strength and shape, researchers report

A protein known to promote cancer appears to give the blood vessels strength and shape, researchers report. When yes-associated protein, or YAP, is deleted from vascular smooth muscle cells during development, the protein makes thin-walled blood vessels that over-dilate in response to the usual pressure of blood flow, said Dr. Jiliang Zhou, vascular biologist at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University. [More]
Researchers discover certain proteins in osteoclasts that may be used to destroy cardiovascular calcification

Researchers discover certain proteins in osteoclasts that may be used to destroy cardiovascular calcification

​Cardiovascular calcification (deposits of minerals in heart valves and blood vessels) is a primary contributor to heart disease, the leading cause of death among both men and women in the United States according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). [More]

Drug that blocks LTA4 hydrolase enzyme plays key role in body's inflammatory response

There have been great expectations regarding the production of a drug to block the enzyme LTA4 hydrolase, which plays a key role in the body's inflammatory response. [More]

Research: Interval-based team sport can make up for oestrogen loss

When women enter menopause, their oestrogen levels taper. This increases their risk of cardiovascular disease. New research from University of Copenhagen shows that interval-based team sport can make up for this oestrogen loss as it improves their conditions, reduces blood pressure and thereby protects the cardiovascular system. [More]
New method to build tiny degradable 'medicine factories' inside the body

New method to build tiny degradable 'medicine factories' inside the body

A factory built of gel does not sound very durable. But the new type of micro-factories invented by researchers at Aarhus University do not have to last. [More]

New effective method of treatment against increased cholesterol

Cardiovascular diseases are the number one cause of death globally due to e.g. arteriosclerosis. The cause is increased cholesterol. There is therefore a considerable need for an effective method of treatment against increased cholesterol. Now, Danish researchers have made a discovery that may change the picture of how it must be treated. [More]
Waist circumference measurements help to detect children and adolescents with cardiometabolic risk

Waist circumference measurements help to detect children and adolescents with cardiometabolic risk

A study led by researchers from IMIM (Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute) and published in the journal Plos One concludes that including waist circumference measurements in clinical practice, together with the traditional height and weight measurements, would make it easier to detect children and adolescents with cardiometabolic risk, i.e. those with a higher predisposition to suffer from arteriosclerosis or type 2 diabetes. [More]

Pivotal Therapeutics reports financial results for Q3 2013

Pivotal Therapeutics Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company with a focus on Omega-3 therapies announced its third quarter financial results and operational highlights for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2013. [More]
Research: Human neural stem cells could improve blood flow in critical limb ischemia

Research: Human neural stem cells could improve blood flow in critical limb ischemia

New research has shown human neural stem cells could improve blood flow in critical limb ischemia through the growth of new vessels. Critical limb ischemia is a disease that severely obstructs arteries and reduces the blood flow to legs and feet. CLI remains an unmet clinical problem and with an ageing population and the rise in type II diabetes, the incidence of CLI is expected to increase. [More]
Rice U. researchers link von Willebrand factor to heart-valve calcium deposits

Rice U. researchers link von Willebrand factor to heart-valve calcium deposits

Heart valves calcify over time, and Rice University scientists are beginning to understand why. The Rice lab of bioengineer Jane Grande-Allen found through studies of pigs' heart valves that age plays a critical role in the valves' progressive hardening, and the problem may be due to the infiltration of a protein known as von Willebrand factor. [More]
ASH to award 2013 William Dameshek Prize to Andrew S. Weyrich

ASH to award 2013 William Dameshek Prize to Andrew S. Weyrich

The American Society of Hematology will present the 2013 William Dameshek Prize to Andrew S. Weyrich, PhD, of The University of Utah for his seminal research on the cellular and molecular causes of blood clots. [More]
Researchers develop new PET tracer to better monitor the progress of cancer and cancer therapy

Researchers develop new PET tracer to better monitor the progress of cancer and cancer therapy

Imaging techniques in cancer medicine provide far more than merely information on the scale and location of cancerous ulcers. There are modern methods that additionally characterise the tumour cells precisely, for instance by specific molecules they carry on their surface. Such additional information gives doctors key clues as to the precise cancer type and enables them to predict the probability that a patient will respond to a particular form of therapy. [More]
DNA fragments in blood may help doctors to quickly identify coronary artery disease

DNA fragments in blood may help doctors to quickly identify coronary artery disease

DNA fragments in your blood may someday help doctors quickly learn if chest pain means you have narrowed heart arteries, according to a new study published in the American Heart Association journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology. [More]

Th17 lymphocyte: The master coordinator of cellular inflammation in vessel wall

Every year, more than 16,000 Americans die as a result of what's known as an "aortic dissection" - a catastrophic rupture of the aorta, the body's largest artery. Once thought to be a simple structural failure, aortic dissection is now understood to be caused by an inflammatory process that weakens the artery's walls. [More]
Men with haplogroup I of Y chromosome have 50% greater risk of developing heart disease

Men with haplogroup I of Y chromosome have 50% greater risk of developing heart disease

University of Leicester scientists have discovered a potential genetic contributor to the increased risk of heart disease among men. [More]

Study reveals that prolonged Dkk1 signaling can lead to fibrosis, stiffening of artery walls

The hardening of arteries is a hallmark of atherosclerosis, an often deadly disease in which plaques, excessive connective tissue, and other changes build up inside vessel walls and squeeze off the flow of oxygen-rich blood throughout the body. [More]
Breathing motor vehicle emissions triggers change in HDL cholesterol

Breathing motor vehicle emissions triggers change in HDL cholesterol

Academic researchers have found that breathing motor vehicle emissions triggers a change in high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, altering its cardiovascular protective qualities so that it actually contributes to clogged arteries. [More]

Research: High sugar levels can damage body’s elastic proteins

High sugar levels in the body come at a cost to health. New research suggests that more sugar in the body could damage the elastic proteins that help us breathe and pump blood. The findings could have health implications for diabetics, who have high blood-glucose levels. [More]
REVEAL trial: VASCAZEN meets primary endpoint

REVEAL trial: VASCAZEN meets primary endpoint

Pivotal Therapeutics Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company with a focus on Omega-3 therapies for cardiovascular disease and overall health, is pleased to announce that VASCAZEN met its primary endpoint in the REVEAL trial. [More]