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Image of the Day: Cold Hearted
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
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
Catherine Offord | Jan 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.
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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.