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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.
Researchers discover molecule that provides dual protection against vascular inflammation

Researchers discover molecule that provides dual protection against vascular inflammation

Study changes traditional views on atherosclerosis, offers new avenues for treatment

Study changes traditional views on atherosclerosis, offers new avenues for treatment

Can an immunosuppressive cancer drug promote SARS-CoV-2 entry into host cells?

Can an immunosuppressive cancer drug promote SARS-CoV-2 entry into host cells?

Early cardiac events pose major and different risks in close relatives, finds study

Early cardiac events pose major and different risks in close relatives, finds study

Researchers identify protein that interferes with the body's ability to get rid of 'bad' cholesterol

Researchers identify protein that interferes with the body's ability to get rid of 'bad' cholesterol

Specific gene may play a causal role in heart disease independent of cholesterol levels

Specific gene may play a causal role in heart disease independent of cholesterol levels

Anti-inflammatory therapies may help prevent heart disease in people with age-related blood condition

Anti-inflammatory therapies may help prevent heart disease in people with age-related blood condition

HPSE protein found to be a key regulator of cells’ innate defense mechanisms

HPSE protein found to be a key regulator of cells’ innate defense mechanisms

Researchers discover new protein that may play a key role in atherosclerosis

Researchers discover new protein that may play a key role in atherosclerosis

Dementia risk escalates with the number and severity of strokes

Dementia risk escalates with the number and severity of strokes

Black Medicare patients with ischemic stroke die at a higher rate than white patients

Black Medicare patients with ischemic stroke die at a higher rate than white patients

Triglyceride-lowering medication may lower stroke risk in people with heart disease

Triglyceride-lowering medication may lower stroke risk in people with heart disease

Study reveals novel approach to reduce the risk of thrombosis by using IgM antibodies

Study reveals novel approach to reduce the risk of thrombosis by using IgM antibodies

Study reveals how cells build 'mini-muscles' underneath their nucleus

Study reveals how cells build 'mini-muscles' underneath their nucleus

Atherosclerosis can speed up the development of clonal hematopoiesis

Atherosclerosis can speed up the development of clonal hematopoiesis

Scientists investigate mechanisms by which hypertension leads to atherosclerosis

Scientists investigate mechanisms by which hypertension leads to atherosclerosis

Researchers identify a new mechanism underlying atherosclerosis

Researchers identify a new mechanism underlying atherosclerosis

New surgical procedure reduces the rate of recurrent strokes among atherosclerotic patients

New surgical procedure reduces the rate of recurrent strokes among atherosclerotic patients

Understanding stroke and heart disease in women remains a major research priority

Understanding stroke and heart disease in women remains a major research priority

Drinking, smoking, and drug use may increase risk of premature heart disease in young people

Drinking, smoking, and drug use may increase risk of premature heart disease in young people