Infographic: How NETs Work
Infographic: How NETs Work
While neutrophil extracellular traps help guard the body from infection, they also can contribute to a range of diseases.
Infographic: How NETs Work
Infographic: How NETs Work

While neutrophil extracellular traps help guard the body from infection, they also can contribute to a range of diseases.

While neutrophil extracellular traps help guard the body from infection, they also can contribute to a range of diseases.

atherosclerosis
Gene Mutation Could Explain Humans’ High Risk of Heart Attack
Gene Mutation Could Explain Humans’ High Risk of Heart Attack
Shawna Williams | Jul 23, 2019
Mutating a gene called CMAH in mice so it’s nonfunctional, as in humans, upped the animals’ chances of developing heart disease, a study finds.
The Gut Microbiome Can Be a Boon or a Bane for Cardiovascular Health
The Gut Microbiome Can Be a Boon or a Bane for Cardiovascular Health
Shawna Williams | Jul 10, 2019
Researchers seek to untangle the biological mechanisms linking resident microbes to our hearts—and to harness them therapeutically.
How Meat Can Harm Arteries
How Meat Can Harm Arteries
Molly Sharlach | Nov 5, 2014
Gut microbes produce a key intermediate metabolite that promotes atherosclerosis in a mouse model of red meat consumption.
Steak Linked to Heart Disease
Steak Linked to Heart Disease
Kate Yandell | Apr 10, 2013
Gut bacteria digest L-carnitine, a nutrient found in red meat, and produce a heart-harming molecule as a result.
Mimicking Mussels
Mimicking Mussels
Ruth Williams | Mar 31, 2013
Scientists develop a gel that mimics mollusc glue to coat the insides of blood vessels.
Epigenetic Drug Improves Cholesterol Levels
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 28, 2012
Results from a Phase II trial for cardiovascular disease with an epigenetic target therapy show promise.
Munching Macrophages
Sabrina Richards | Jun 30, 2012
Making macrophages in atherosclerotic plaques digest spent organelles instead of dying may help keep plaques stable.
Link to Second Heart Attack Uncovered
Sabrina Richards | Jun 27, 2012
Researchers elucidate how a first heart attack sets the stage for later heart trouble by boosting inflammatory cell development.
When Stress Is Good
Christina M. Warboys, Narges Amini, Amalia de Luca, and Paul C. Evans | Feb 1, 2011
Fast blood flow protects against atherosclerosis: implications for treatment