Tag Archive: Disease

Jul 07

This is the first time it has been possible to coax disease in a lab–grown heart, reported lead researcher Prof. Nikolai Zhelev.

Scientists at Abertay University in the UK have grown miniature beating human hearts in which they can induce heart disease, enabling them to test newly developed drugs. This is the first time it has been possible to coax disease in a lab–grown heart, reported lead researcher Prof. Nikolai Zhelev.

Apr 30

A new study conducted at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI)

A new study conducted at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI), published in Cell Reports, highlights the role of a variant of SPG7 gene that likely influences cardiovascular health. Five years of extensive research have led the researchers to conclude that the gene contributes to the development of heart disease through processes that promote …

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Apr 24

In patients with type 2 diabetes and a history of or high risk for cardiovascular disease

In patients with type 2 diabetes and a history of or high risk for cardiovascular disease, arrhythmias occur more frequently during periods of hypoglycemia, reports a study published in May issue of Diabetes. The study authors noted that bradycardia was eight–fold higher during nocturnal hypoglycemia episodes compared to normal glucose periods and atrial ectopic activity …

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Apr 21

A new research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has shown that five major complications related to diabetes have declined in the US during the last 20 years

A new research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has shown that five major complications related to diabetes have declined in the US during the last 20 years. These include rates of heart attack, stroke, end–stage kidney failure, lower-limb amputation and deaths from hyperglycemia. Cardiovascular complications and deaths from high blood sugar each …

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