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Climate change linked to higher risk of cardiovascular deaths, study suggests

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 19:18
Researchers have found that as temperatures have climbed, the number of deaths from cardiovascular disease has increased.

Engineers innovate soft, flexible brain implant

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 18:56
A team have established a soft, flexible neural implant that can mold to the brain’s contours without damaging the tissue.

Renal denervation effective in patients with untreated high blood pressure

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 18:31
Three months after undergoing renal denervation —a procedure that delivers energy to overactive nerves leading to the kidney to decrease their activity—patients with untreated high blood pressure had statistically significant reductions in average blood pressure over 24 hours compared with patients who underwent a sham procedure and experienced no major adverse effects, according to results from the SPYRAL-HTN OFF MED pivotal trial presented at the American College of Cardiology's Annual Scientific Session Together with World Congress of Cardiology.

New method to treat blindness using retinal cell production

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 18:27
Scientists in Sweden have innovated a method of treating blindness using embryonic stem cells to produce retinal cells.

Women with postpartum psychiatric disorders less likely to have further children

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 16:40
Women who suffer from psychiatric disorders such as depression, anxiety, mania and schizophrenia following the live birth of their first child are less likely to go on to have more children, according to the first study to investigate this in a large nationwide population.

Extreme temperatures may double or triple deaths from cardiovascular disease

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 16:20
When temperatures reach extremes of an average daily temperature of 109 degrees Fahrenheit, the number of deaths from cardiovascular disease may double or triple.

Women who experience postpartum psychiatric disorders less likely to have a second child

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 13:52
Women who experience postpartum psychiatric disorders after the birth of their first child are less likely have more children.

Will 'old faithful' tuberculosis BCG vaccine work against COVID?

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 07:55
All over the world, except in China, the place where it all began, the COVID-19 pandemic is making its relentless way through the population. So far, it has caused nearly 34,000 deaths – and the situation in the US is still worsening with over 142,000 cases and 2,489 deaths. In Australia, the number of cases has climbed to 4,093, with 16 fatalities.

Intravenous sodium nitrite does not help out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 07:43
Among patients who had an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, intravenous sodium nitrite given by paramedics during resuscitation did not significantly improve their chances of being admitted to or discharged from the hospital alive, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's Annual Scientific Session Together with World Congress of Cardiology.

Adding antiplatelet therapy to oral anticoagulants raises risk for TAVR patients with atrial fibrillation

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 07:39
Patients with atrial fibrillation who took oral anticoagulants alone after undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement had a lower rate of bleeding complications without an increased risk of clotting-related complications compared to patients who took antiplatelet medication in addition to oral anticoagulants, in a trial presented at the American College of Cardiology's Annual Scientific Session Together with World Congress of Cardiology.

How effective is social distancing in fighting COVID-19?

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 07:27
Since the second wave of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) emerged in Europe, many countries have imposed social distancing measures in the form of community quarantines and lockdowns. Wuhan City in China, where the virus first emerged, has been in lockdown since Jan. 23rd and is only just attempting to return to normal daily life.

Teeth record past stresses in life, study finds

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 06:58
Teeth can do more than just masticate. A new study has found that the teeth serve as one's archive in life, recording biological events, from tooth formation to death.

Gene that could affect the progress of ALS discovered

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 06:40
Researchers from the Zuckerman Institute at Columbia University have successfully found a gene that could work towards accelerating the progression of ALS or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The study titled, "The loss of TBK1 kinase activity in motor neurons or in all cell types differentially impacts ALS disease progression in SOD1 mice," was published in the latest issue of the journal Neuron.

COVID-19 and its effects on the cardiovascular system

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 06:25
Researcher have reviewed the evidence showing the effects of the SARS-CoV-2 or novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19) on the cardiovascular system. Their study titled, “Potential Effects of Coronaviruses on the Cardiovascular System: A Review,” was published in the latest issue of JAMA Cardiology.

Research characterizes iPS87 cell line as cancer-inducing, stem cell-like cell line

Sat, 03/28/2020 - 08:29
Oncotarget Volume 11, Issue 12 reported outside its natural niche, the cultured prostate cancer stem cells lost their tumor-inducing capability and stem cell marker expression after approximately 8 transfers at a 1:3 split ratio.

Newly developed laboratory model helps reveal how HIV infection affects the brain

Sat, 03/28/2020 - 08:23
Though many negative repercussions of human immunodeficiency virus infection can be mitigated with the use of antiretroviral therapy, one area where medical advances haven't made as much progress is in the reduction of cognitive impacts.

New in vivo priming strategy can be an effective means to enhance cardiac repair

Sat, 03/28/2020 - 08:17
Human stem cells have been regarded as one of the promising cell sources for cardiac regeneration therapy.

Genetic mutation found to improve cognitive flexibility in mice

Sat, 03/28/2020 - 07:57
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have discovered in mice what they believe is the first known genetic mutation to improve cognitive flexibility--the ability to adapt to changing situations.

Tackling unhealthy lifestyle factors could increase life expectancy of people with severe mental illness

Sat, 03/28/2020 - 07:31
Published in the journal PLOS ONE, the study showed that tackling unhealthy lifestyle factors would provide the greatest benefit in increasing life expectancy among those with SMI.

Researchers examining gene coexpression and brain connectivity in females with ASD

Sat, 03/28/2020 - 06:37
Allison Jack, Assistant Professor, Psychology, is examining gene coexpression and brain connectivity in females with autism spectrum disorder.