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Image of the Day: Leprosy Lesion

By The Scientist Staff | March 23, 2018

Researchers identify two blood-clotting proteins that could be biomarkers for cardiovascular reactions in patients with leprosy.

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Insulin Resistance Pioneer Gerald Reaven Dies

By Jim Daley | February 21, 2018

The longtime professor at Stanford University School of Medicine researched the role of insulin in diabetes, hypertension, and a plethora of other diseases.

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Genetic Mutation in Amish Linked to Longer Life

By Katarina Zimmer | November 16, 2017

Mutations in both copies of SERPINE1 can result in blood clotting disorders, but carriers might enjoy longer lifespan and health benefits. 

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Animal experiments published in a handful of cardiovascular journals mostly ignore NIH guidelines.

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Mysterious Mechanisms of Cardiac Cell Therapy

By Kerry Grens | February 4, 2016

Injections of progenitor cells into damaged rat hearts may improve function, but not because the implants themselves are creating new muscle.

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Smooth Move

By Ashley P. Taylor | January 1, 2016

In the mouse lung, hardening of a blood vessel can result from just a single progenitor cell forming new smooth muscle.

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The Death Toll Tied to Sweet Drinks

By Kerry Grens | July 1, 2015

Annually, about 184,000 deaths annually are linked to drinking sugary beverages, according to a new study.

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image: Obesity Linked to Shorter Life

Obesity Linked to Shorter Life

By Jef Akst | December 5, 2014

Excess body weight can decrease one’s life expectancy by nearly 10 years, according to a new modeling study.

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Platelets Fan Inflammation

By Kate Yandell | December 4, 2014

The circulating blood cells bind to neutrophils, prompting inflammation-related activity in these immune cell partners.

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image: Mutation Tied to Reduced Heart Disease

Mutation Tied to Reduced Heart Disease

By Kerry Grens | June 20, 2014

Genetic variants that cripple a triglyceride-producing protein are linked with a lower risk of heart attack and stroke.

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