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Arteriosclerosis is a general term describing any hardening (and loss of elasticity) of medium or large arteries.
New effective method of treatment against increased cholesterol

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 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

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

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

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]
Research findings could lead to development of new drugs for gout treatment

Research findings could lead to development of new drugs for gout treatment

Findings from a Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine study could lead to the development of new drugs to treat gout. [More]
Loyola proposes new subspecialty to diagnose and treat patients with depression, heart disease

Loyola proposes new subspecialty to diagnose and treat patients with depression, heart disease

A Loyola University Medical Center psychiatrist is proposing a new subspecialty to diagnose and treat patients who suffer both depression and heart disease. He's calling it "Psychocardiology." [More]
Hydrogen sulfide may play a wide-ranging role in staving off aging

Hydrogen sulfide may play a wide-ranging role in staving off aging

Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) may play a wide-ranging role in staving off aging, according to a paper published online ahead of print in the journal Molecular and Cellular Biology. [More]
German Research Foundation approves funding for Mainz study on cardiovascular disorders

German Research Foundation approves funding for Mainz study on cardiovascular disorders

The German Research Foundation has approved funding for the Department of Internal Medicine II of the Mainz University Medical Center to promote the further study of the interrelations between the immune system and cardiovascular system disorders. [More]
Study reveals ugly cholesterol is the direct cause of ischaemic heart disease

Study reveals ugly cholesterol is the direct cause of ischaemic heart disease

The risk of ischaemic heart disease - a disease affecting some 150,000 Danes - is three times higher in persons with high levels of the so-called 'ugly' cholesterol. This is the finding of a new study of 73,000 Danes, which is shedding light on a long debate on this topic. The results have just been published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. [More]
Intramural coronary arteries indicative of vascular complications

Intramural coronary arteries indicative of vascular complications

Intramural coronary arteries, especially deep-type, are positively associated with insignificant stenosis proximal to ICA, report researchers. [More]