Infographic: Pathways from Noise to Cardiovascular Damage
Infographic: Pathways from Noise to Cardiovascular Damage
Research in mice and humans points to oxidative stress and inflammation as likely drivers of noise-induced health effects such as hypertension and heart disease.
Infographic: Pathways from Noise to Cardiovascular Damage
Infographic: Pathways from Noise to Cardiovascular Damage

Research in mice and humans points to oxidative stress and inflammation as likely drivers of noise-induced health effects such as hypertension and heart disease.

Research in mice and humans points to oxidative stress and inflammation as likely drivers of noise-induced health effects such as hypertension and heart disease.

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How Environmental Noise Harms the Cardiovascular System
How Environmental Noise Harms the Cardiovascular System
Thomas Münzel, Omar Hahad | Jun 1, 2021
Sound from cars, aircraft, trains, and other man-made machines is more than just annoying. It increases the risk of cardiovascular disease.
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.
Image of the Day: Cold Hearted 
Image of the Day: Cold Hearted 
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Jan 22, 2018
Cardiologists have found a way to cool the human heart in a localized way to help reduce muscle damage from heart attacks. 
PCSK9 Drug Reduces Heart Disease Risk
PCSK9 Drug Reduces Heart Disease Risk
Diana Kwon | Mar 21, 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?
$280 Million Boost for Disease Genomics
$280 Million Boost for Disease Genomics
Catherine Offord | Jan 17, 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.
Mutation Tied to Reduced Heart Disease
Mutation Tied to Reduced Heart Disease
Kerry Grens | Jun 20, 2014
Genetic variants that cripple a triglyceride-producing protein are linked with a lower risk of heart attack and stroke.
Diseased Heart Chip
Diseased Heart Chip
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.
Cell Transplants for Heart Questioned
Cell Transplants for Heart Questioned
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.
Paper-Based Cancer Test?
Paper-Based Cancer Test?
Jef Akst | Feb 25, 2014
Nanoscale agents that detect disease-associated synthetic biomarkers in urine could one day streamline the diagnosis of tumors, heart disease, and more.
Gut Microbe Diversity, Weight Linked
Gut Microbe Diversity, Weight Linked
Chris Palmer | Aug 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.
Opinion: An Explosion of Devices
Opinion: An Explosion of Devices
Stephen C. Schimpff | Jan 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.
Omega-3s: Fishing for a Mechanism
Omega-3s: Fishing for a Mechanism
Ethan J. Anderson and David A. Taylor | Nov 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.
Study Pulled Minutes Before Publication
Jessica P. Johnson | Jul 8, 2011
A journal halts publication of a study on the benefits of meditation for heart disease to review additional data.
Not Salt's Fault?
Jef Akst | Jul 7, 2011
New research raises doubt about whether cutting dietary sodium reduces risk of death from heart disease.