Study shows how early administration of old drug reduces damage during heart attack
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  April 25, 2017  
  Cardiology  
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 Study shows how early administration of old drug reduces damage during heart attackStudy shows how early administration of old drug reduces damage during heart attack
 
Scientists at the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares Carlos III (CNIC) have discovered a new mechanism of action of metoprolol, a drug that can reduce the damage produced during a heart attack if administered early.
 
 
 Research findings could lead to new approaches for preventing infections after strokeResearch findings could lead to new approaches for preventing infections after stroke
 
Having a stroke damages immune cells as well as affecting the brain, research has found. The findings help explain why patients have a greater risk of catching life-threatening infections, such as pneumonia, after having a stroke.
 
   Researchers identify unique bleeding syndrome linked to cirrhosis and portal hypertensionResearchers identify unique bleeding syndrome linked to cirrhosis and portal hypertension
 
A unique bleeding syndrome associated with cirrhosis and portal hypertension has been identified by researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina, Wake Forest University Medical Center, and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in an article published online on April 21, 2017 by the Journal of Investigative Medicine.
 
   Scientists receive $2.8 million federal grant for diabetic cardiomyopathy researchScientists receive $2.8 million federal grant for diabetic cardiomyopathy research
 
Researchers from Georgia State University's Center for Molecular & Translational Medicine have received a four-year, $2.8 million federal grant to study diabetic cardiomyopathy, diabetes-related changes in the structure and function of the heart muscle.
 
   Scientists reveal Connshing syndrome as new cause of hypertensionScientists reveal Connshing syndrome as new cause of hypertension
 
Research led by scientists at the University of Birmingham has revealed a new cause of high blood pressure which could lead to major changes in managing the disease.
 
 Cycling to work may reduce risk of cancer, heart disease, and premature death
 
Cycling to work may reduce risk of cancer, heart disease, and premature deathUsing your bike to get to work could cut your risk of developing cancer and heart disease by almost half.
 
 
 Sugary drinks may impact memory and diet alternatives could cause dementia
 
Sugary drinks may impact memory and diet alternatives could cause dementiaNew research, published in both Alzheimer's & Dementia and Stroke indicate that drinking sugary drinks regularly may lead to a reduction in the size of the brain and poorer memory.
 
 
 Guide to Anti-Snoring Devices
 
Guide to Anti-Snoring DevicesSnoring causes distress and lack of sleep for both the snorer and anyone who shares the same room. In addition, it has been linked to many metabolic disorders, including cardiovascular disease.
 
 
 New article finds rising trend in hospitalization for hypertensive emergency with reduction in mortality
 
New article finds rising trend in hospitalization for hypertensive emergency with reduction in mortalityA new article published in the American Journal of Hypertension finds a rising trend in hospitalization for hypertensive emergency with reduction in hospital mortality during the last decade. The presence of acute cardiorespiratory failure, chest pain, stroke, acute chest pain, and aortic dissection were most predictive of higher hospital mortality among other complications.
 
 
 EXPERT tool specifies personalized workouts to prevent cardiovascular events
 
EXPERT tool specifies personalized workouts to prevent cardiovascular eventsPersonalized workouts to prevent heart disease can be designed by a new digital instrument, according to research published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.
 
 
 Nearly 1000 young UK women could become victims of SCAD each year, study finds
 
Nearly 1000 young UK women could become victims of SCAD each year, study findsThe largest ever study into a form of heart attack that mainly affects younger, seemingly healthy women has found there could be 1,000 victims per year in the UK.
 
 
 AATS consensus statement offers guidance on surgical ablation for treatment of atrial fibrillation
 
AATS consensus statement offers guidance on surgical ablation for treatment of atrial fibrillationAtrial fibrillation, an irregular heart rhythm that can cause an increased risk of stroke, affects approximately 2.2 million Americans each year. According to projections, that number is set to double in the next 25 years.
 
 
 Researchers develop sensor-equipped gloves to accurately measure muscle stiffness
 
Researchers develop sensor-equipped gloves to accurately measure muscle stiffnessEveryone experiences stiff muscles from time to time, whether after a rigorous workout, in cold weather, or after falling asleep in an unusual position.
 
 
 Excess sugar in sports drinks and diet soda may damage the brain, research suggests
 
Excess sugar in sports drinks and diet soda may damage the brain, research suggestsAmericans love sugar. Together we consumed nearly 11 million metric tons of it in 2016, according to the US Department of Agriculture, much of it in the form of sugar-sweetened beverages like sports drinks and soda.
 
 
 Using Differential Scanning Calorimetry for Biosimilarity and Batch-to-Batch Comparability
 
Using Differential Scanning Calorimetry for Biosimilarity and Batch-to-Batch ComparabilityThe success or failure of the development of a biopharmaceutical product is governed by protein stability. Protein stability is considered a critical parameter during manufacturing, production, formulation, long term storage, efficacy, and delivery to patients.
 
 
 Researchers show how fish oil component helps in survival of injured retina, brain cells
 
Researchers show how fish oil component helps in survival of injured retina, brain cellsA team of researchers led by Nicolas Bazan, MD, PhD, Boyd Professor and Director of the Neuroscience Center of Excellence at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, has shown for the first time that NDP1, a signaling molecule made from DHA, can trigger the production of a protective protein against toxic free radicals and injury in the brain and retina.
 
 
 Global Kidney Health Atlas highlights huge gaps in CKD care and prevention
 
Global Kidney Health Atlas highlights huge gaps in CKD care and preventionDespite one in 10 people worldwide having chronic kidney disease, a new global report - The Global Kidney Health Atlas - presented at this week's World Congress of Nephrology in Mexico City and compiled by the International Society of Nephrology and kidney health experts worldwide and published in JAMA- highlights the huge gaps in kidney disease care and prevention in both developed and developing countries, with many countries not prioritising...
 
 
 Assuring Medical Equipment Reliability; The Role of Medical Connectors
 
Assuring Medical Equipment Reliability; The Role of Medical ConnectorsOur medical connectors are used on a variety of medical devices. Here in the U.S. medical devices are approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and classified into three risk categories, classes I, II and III.
 
 
 CRF Women's Heart Health Initiative to hold yoga fundraiser in NYC for improving cardiovascular care
 
CRF Women's Heart Health Initiative to hold yoga fundraiser in NYC for improving cardiovascular careThe CRF Women's Heart Health Initiative is holding a yoga fundraiser on Tuesday, April 25th led by noted expert and senior instructor Tanya Boulton at Pure Yoga West in New York City.
 
 
 FV3000 Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope from Olympus Life Science Solutions
 
FV3000 Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope from Olympus Life Science SolutionsThe FLUOVIEW FV3000 Series is designed to meet some of the most difficult challenges in modern science. With the high sensitivity and speed required for live cell and tissue imaging, the FV3000 also provides an intuitive and adaptable interface, and is capable of microplate imaging and complex screening protocols.