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Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless Leg Syndrome Risk Factor for Heart-Related Death

Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD)-related death among women, according to research published online today (Dec. 15)...
nanotubes

Physicists Explain Metallic Conductivity of Thin Carbon Nanotube Films

A single-walled carbon nanotube, or SWNT, can be pictured as a graphene sheet rolled into a cylinder. Light, strong, and resistant to high temperatures, SWNTs...
synthetic diamonds

Technology Extends Industrial Applications of Synthetic Diamonds

Trading as CVDVale, Clorovale Diamantes Indústria e Comércio, a Brazilian company based in São Paulo State, produces high-strength synthetic diamonds (CVD, which stands for crystals...
Heart Cells

Repairing Damaged Hearts with Self-healing Heart Cells

New research has discovered a potential means to trigger damaged heart cells to self-heal. The discovery could lead to groundbreaking forms of treatment for...
perovskite

The Power of Perovskite

Originally a mineral, the perovskite used in today’s technology is quite different from the rock found in the Earth mantle. A “perovskite structure” uses...
catalysts

Triple-layer Catalyst Does Double Duty

Splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen to produce clean energy can be simplified with a single catalyst developed by scientists at Rice University and...
heart disease

Low Iron Levels Linked with Increased Risk of Heart Disease

Researchers analysing genetic data have uncovered a potential protective effect of iron in coronary artery disease, suggesting that having a higher iron status reduces...
Heart Disease

Change in USA Food Policies Could Prevent 230,000 Heart Disease Deaths...

Changes in USA food policies such as increased subsidies on fruit and vegetables, higher taxes on sugar sweetened drinks, and more mass media campaigns...
graphene wafers

Researchers “Iron Out” Graphene’s Wrinkles

From an electron’s point of view, graphene must be a hair-raising thrill ride. For years, scientists have observed that electrons can blitz through graphene...
microchip

A Big Leap Toward Tinier Lines

For the last few decades, microchip manufacturers have been on a quest to find ways to make the patterns of wires and components in...
Implants

Biodegradable Polymer Coating for Implants

Medical implants often carry surface substrates that release active substances or to which biomolecules or cells can adhere better. However, degradable gas-phase coatings for...
artificial skin

Smart Artificial Skin: ERC Grant for Researcher at TU Graz

Skin is one of the main human sensory organs. Through our skin we feel humidity, temperature and pressure – sensory impressions which are passed...
solar cell

New Advances in Solar Cell Technology

With the high environmental cost of conventional energy sources and the finite supply of fossil fuels, the importance of renewable energy sources has become...
cardiovascular disease

Mediterranean Diet Could Lower the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in the...

In this study, the first of its kind carried out in a UK population, the researchers found that healthy individuals with greater adherence to...
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Pitt Study of Early Onset Menopausal Symptoms Could Predict Heart Disease

Women who experience hot flashes and night sweats earlier in life are more likely to die from cardiovascular disease (CVD) when compared to women with later...