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Image of the Day: Cold Hearted 

By The Scientist Staff | January 22, 2018

Cardiologists have found a way to cool the human heart in a localized way to help reduce muscle damage from heart attacks. 

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PCSK9 Drug Reduces Heart Disease Risk

By Diana Kwon | March 22, 2017

A cholesterol-lowering drug significantly cut the risk of heart attack and stroke in a recent study. But is it worth the steep cost?

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$280 Million Boost for Disease Genomics

By Catherine Offord | January 18, 2016

The genomics arm of the National Institutes of Health has pledged a total of $280 million for research into the genetic bases of disease.

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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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Diseased Heart Chip

By Jef Akst | May 12, 2014

In the latest iteration of organ-on-a-chip technology, researchers develop an in vitro model of functioning human heart tissue with an inherited cardiovascular disease.

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Cell Transplants for Heart Questioned

By Jef Akst | May 1, 2014

A report reveals that using bone marrow stem cells to treat heart disease is less promising than a decade of research has let on.

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Paper-Based Cancer Test?

By Jef Akst | February 25, 2014

Nanoscale agents that detect disease-associated synthetic biomarkers in urine could one day streamline the diagnosis of tumors, heart disease, and more.

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Gut Microbe Diversity, Weight Linked

By Chris Palmer | August 29, 2013

A genetic mapping study of intestinal bacteria shows that people with fewer and less diverse bacteria are at greater risk of obesity and associated diseases.

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Opinion: An Explosion of Devices

By Stephen C. Schimpff | January 28, 2013

From cardiovascular problems to neurological disorders, a plethora of new medical devices are reducing the need for surgery and improving the quality and safety of healthcare.

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Omega-3s: Fishing for a Mechanism

By Ethan J. Anderson and David A. Taylor | November 1, 2012

Despite abundant evidence supporting their ability to help prevent and treat cardiovascular disease, the therapeutic effectiveness of fish oil–derived fatty acids remains controversial.

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