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Atherosclerosis is the progressive buildup of plaque - the fatty deposits and other cells - in the inner walls of the arteries. The condition is a consequence of elevated cholesterol and for many it's a silent disease, with no visible signs or symptoms. The disease can begin in early adulthood and continues to progress for the rest of a person's life. Despite the serious nature of atherosclerosis, many people do not understand how it develops and progresses.
High dose vitamin C therapy may have positive effect on Epstein-Barr virus infection

High dose vitamin C therapy may have positive effect on Epstein-Barr virus infection

The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is a member of the herpes family that targets lymphocytes and epithelial cells. While the infection is usually benign, it can in some cases lead to acute infectious mononucleosis and can impair the immune system. EBV is also linked to several malignancies. There is currently no cure for removing EBV infections and very little success treating acute EBV infection and mononucleosis with drugs. [More]
AFFiRiS releases positive study results of AD04 therapeutic drug in Alzheimer patients

AFFiRiS releases positive study results of AD04 therapeutic drug in Alzheimer patients

AFFiRiS announced today the results of a phase II study in Alzheimer patients. AFFiRiS' proprietary compound AD04 is the first drug ever to demonstrate clinical and biomarker effects consistent with disease modification in Alzheimer patients. [More]
Compliance with CPAP therapy may help prevent cardiovascular complications

Compliance with CPAP therapy may help prevent cardiovascular complications

A new study suggests that continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy rapidly improves blood pressure and arterial tone in adults with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). [More]
Cerenis’ SAMBA and MODE Phase II Studies Meet Primary Endpoints for Treatment of FPHA, HoFH

Cerenis’ SAMBA and MODE Phase II Studies Meet Primary Endpoints for Treatment of FPHA, HoFH

Cerenis Therapeutics, the biopharmaceutical company, today announced that two of its Phase II studies, SAMBA and MODE (Modifying Orphan Disease Evaluation), with CER-001, an engineered human apoA-I-containing pre-β HDL mimetic, met their primary clinical endpoints in patients with Familial Primary Hypoalphalipoproteinemia (FPHA) and Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia (HoFH), respectively. [More]
Researchers find link between aging and chemicals in environment

Researchers find link between aging and chemicals in environment

Why are some 75-year-olds downright spry while others can barely get around? Part of the explanation, say researchers writing in the Cell Press journal Trends in Molecular Medicine on May 28, is differences from one person to the next in exposure to harmful substances in the environment, chemicals such as benzene, cigarette smoke, and even stress. [More]
Chest CT helps identify individuals at risk for future heart attacks

Chest CT helps identify individuals at risk for future heart attacks

Incidental chest computed tomography (CT) findings can help identify individuals at risk for future heart attacks and other cardiovascular events, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. [More]
Study: Hearing impairment linked with sleep apnea

Study: Hearing impairment linked with sleep apnea

Both high and low frequency hearing impairment have been linked with sleep apnea in a new study of nearly 14,000 individuals. [More]
Olive oil supplements may counteract adverse cardiovascular effects of exposure to air pollution

Olive oil supplements may counteract adverse cardiovascular effects of exposure to air pollution

Taking olive oil supplements may counteract some of the adverse cardiovascular effects of exposure to air pollution, according to a new study presented at the 2014 American Thoracic Society International Conference. [More]
Olive oil supplements may counteract adverse cardiovascular effects of air pollution

Olive oil supplements may counteract adverse cardiovascular effects of air pollution

Taking olive oil supplements may counteract some of the adverse cardiovascular effects of exposure to air pollution, according to a new study presented at the 2014 American Thoracic Society International Conference. [More]
Coronary artery calcium score may help guide aspirin therapy, finds new research

Coronary artery calcium score may help guide aspirin therapy, finds new research

For over 30 years, aspirin has been known to prevent heart attacks and strokes, but who exactly should take a daily aspirin remains unclear. New research published today in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes shows that your coronary artery calcium (CAC) score, a measurement of plaque in the arteries that feed the heart, may help determine whether or not you are a good candidate for aspirin. [More]
Controlling low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol levels: an interview with Jay Edelberg, M.D., Sanofi and Bill Sasiela, Ph.D., Regeneron

Controlling low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol levels: an interview with Jay Edelberg, M.D., Sanofi and Bill Sasiela, Ph.D., Regeneron

Lipids, primarily cholesterol and triglycerides, come from two sources: what is naturally manufactured in the liver and what comes from the intestines through the diet. [More]
IKKβ links vascular inflammation to obesity and atherosclerosis development

IKKβ links vascular inflammation to obesity and atherosclerosis development

A study in The Journal of Experimental Medicine shows that IκB kinase β (IKKβ) functions in smooth muscle cells to regulate vascular inflammatory responses and atherosclerosis development. [More]
Scientists examine how depression increases risk for heart disease and stroke

Scientists examine how depression increases risk for heart disease and stroke

Scientists have shown that anger, anxiety, and depression not only affect the functioning of the heart, but also increase the risk for heart disease. [More]
Study investigates how nanoparticles could be used to improve diagnosis, treatment of cardiovascular disease

Study investigates how nanoparticles could be used to improve diagnosis, treatment of cardiovascular disease

A study to investigate how nanoparticles could be used to improve the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease has received -3 million funding. [More]
Scientists receive $2.3M grant to develop new technology to diagnose cancer, rheumatoid arthritis and colitis

Scientists receive $2.3M grant to develop new technology to diagnose cancer, rheumatoid arthritis and colitis

Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have been awarded a $2.3 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health to develop new technology to diagnose cancer, rheumatoid arthritis and colitis. [More]
Gokhan S. Hotamisligil named recipient of the 9th Danone International Prize for Nutrition

Gokhan S. Hotamisligil named recipient of the 9th Danone International Prize for Nutrition

Danone Institute International announced today that prominent scientist Gokhan S. Hotamisligil, MD, PhD, is the recipient of the 9th Danone International Prize for Nutrition for his outstanding research in immunology and metabolic diseases. [More]
Armetheon reaches agreement with FDA on SPA for final pivotal trial of tecarfarin

Armetheon reaches agreement with FDA on SPA for final pivotal trial of tecarfarin

Armetheon, Inc., today announced that it has reached agreement with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on a Special Protocol Assessment (SPA) for the final pivotal trial of tecarfarin. [More]
New study sheds light on mysterious gene that influences cardiovascular health

New study sheds light on mysterious gene that influences cardiovascular health

A new study from researchers at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI), published today in Cell Reports, sheds light on a mysterious gene that likely influences cardiovascular health. [More]
Johns Hopkins scientists find a way to prevent atherosclerosis

Johns Hopkins scientists find a way to prevent atherosclerosis

Working with mice and rabbits, Johns Hopkins scientists have found a way to block abnormal cholesterol production, transport and breakdown, successfully preventing the development of atherosclerosis, the main cause of heart attacks and strokes and the number-one cause of death among humans. The condition develops when fat builds inside blood vessels over time and renders them stiff, narrowed and hardened, greatly reducing their ability to feed oxygen-rich blood to the heart muscle and the brain. [More]
Penn study clarifies action of potential new class of pain relievers that may benefit and not hurt heart

Penn study clarifies action of potential new class of pain relievers that may benefit and not hurt heart

Nonsteroidal antinflamatory drugs (NSAIDs) that block an enzyme called COX-2 relieve pain and inflammation but can cause heart attacks, stroke, heart failure, and even sudden cardiac death. [More]