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Stress, Bacteria Trigger Heart Attack?
Jef Akst | Jun 12, 2014
A study implicates the breaking up of bacterial biofilms on fatty plaques in arteries as causing stroke or heart attack following stress.
Exosomes Vital for Heart Repair
Kerry Grens | May 6, 2014
Reparations after a heart attack in mice depend not on stem cells, but on the exosomes they secrete.
Polymer Protects Mouse Heart
Jef Akst | Jan 20, 2014
Injection of microscopic particles of a plastic-like material protects mice from cardiac tissue damage following heart attack.
FDA Considers Easing Controls on Diabetes Drug
Dan Cossins | Jun 11, 2013
A panel of advisors says that the agency should loosen restrictions on the sale of a diabetes drug with a spotty clinical safety record.
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.
MicroRNAs Repair Heart Cells
Sabrina Richards | Dec 5, 2012
Researchers identify microRNAs that keep cardiac cells healthy after heart attack, potentially paving the way for future heart regenerating therapies.
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.
A Cancer-Heart Disease Link
Cristina Luiggi | Dec 22, 2011
Mutations known to increase the risk of developing ovarian and breast cancer may also make carriers susceptible to heart failure.
Stem Cells Traced To Heart
Tia Ghose | Dec 1, 2011
New research suggests that a controversial class of stem cells originates in the heart and retains some ability to repair damaged tissue.
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.