A colored microscope image of a cross section of a human artery filled with fatty plaques
Protein-Recycling Process Protective Against Arterial Plaques
A team of scientists has found that in mice, a cellular housekeeping pathway protects against a major cause of heart attacks and strokes.
Protein-Recycling Process Protective Against Arterial Plaques
Protein-Recycling Process Protective Against Arterial Plaques

A team of scientists has found that in mice, a cellular housekeeping pathway protects against a major cause of heart attacks and strokes.

A team of scientists has found that in mice, a cellular housekeeping pathway protects against a major cause of heart attacks and strokes.

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An illustration of a woman in bed unable to sleep. The bedside clock reads 2:30. Her brain and heart are glowing.
Infographic: Pathways from Noise to Cardiovascular Damage
Thomas Münzel and Omar Hahad | Jun 1, 2021
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.
Clip art of a crane, car, and plane flying over a city outside the window of two people in bed not sleeping, with a starry night background
How Environmental Noise Harms the Cardiovascular System
Thomas Münzel and 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.
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Newly Found Alzheimer’s Plaque Type Linked to Early-Onset Disease
Ian Le Guillou | Sep 28, 2020
These “coarse-grained” plaques resemble those that clog up the brain’s blood vessels in a different disease, pointing to links between the vascular system and the neurodegenerative disease.
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Caution Urged for Comparing Ancient and Modern Humans’ Oral Microbes
Alejandra Manjarrez | Aug 7, 2019
Microbial species that are commonly associated with oral diseases in modern humans are unreliable proxies for determining tooth health status in ancient samples, a new study finds.
Alzheimer’s-Related Protein Can Spread by Tainted Growth Hormone
Carolyn Wilke | Dec 14, 2018
A hormone treatment contaminated with amyloid-β given to mice caused the protein’s accumulation in their brains, suggesting the same could have occurred in humans given the therapy.
Alzheimer’s Drug Slows Symptoms, Reduces Plaques
Kerry Grens | Jul 26, 2018
In a clinical trial, patients on the highest injected dose had 30 percent less cognitive decline over time than people on a placebo.
Munching Macrophages
Sabrina Richards | Jul 1, 2012
Making macrophages in atherosclerotic plaques digest spent organelles instead of dying may help keep plaques stable.