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Heart Failure

Drug Reduces Deaths from Underdiagnosed Form of Heart Failure

A phase three clinical trial has shown that a drug called tafamidis significantly reduces deaths and hospitalizations in patients with transthyretin amyloid cardiomyopathy (ATTR-CM),...
Grip Strength

Grip Strength of Children Gives Clues about Their Future Health, Study...

Adolescents with a strong hand grip — an indicator of overall muscle strength — have better odds of being healthy over time, according to...
radar devices

Can Radar Replace Stethoscopes?

In conjunction with researchers at Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU) in Cottbus and the Department of Palliative Medicine at Universitätsklinikum Erlangen, electronic engineers at...
bacteria

Bacteria ‘Translator’ Allows Bugs to Talk to Each Other for First...

The findings, from scientists at Imperial College London, allow bacteria that don’t usually live together – such as those that normally live on the skin,...
hearing loss

Drug Could Protect Children from Hearing Loss After Chemo

When cisplatin was first used to treat cancer in the late 70s, it made a big impact. “It was the most extraordinary breakthrough treatment,” says Dr Penelope...
dilated cardiomyopathy

New Link Found Between Alcohol, Genes and Heart Failure

The researchers investigated faulty versions of a gene called titin which are carried by one in 100 people or 600,000 people in the UK. Titin...
heart valves

Belly Helps Cultured Heart Valve to Finally Find Its Shape

For over fifteen years, scientists have been looking for the golden formula to grow heart valves using body cells. Now a method finally seems...
software defined materials

Queen Mary Awarded £3m to Develop Software Defined Materials

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has granted £1.6m to the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science with 50 per cent...
Regenerative Heart Valves

Computer-Designed Customized Regenerative Heart Valves

Producing living tissue or organs based on human cells is one of the main research fields in regenerative medicine. Tissue engineering, which involves growing...
LVAD Heart Pump

UR Medicine Leads U.S. in Minimally Invasive Surgery for Newest LVAD...

UR Medicine cardiac surgeons recently introduced a minimally invasive approach to implanting the newest heart pump available for people with congestive heart failure. This...
fibrillation

Maelstroms in the Heart

Every five minutes in Germany alone, a person dies of sudden cardiac arrest or fibrillation, the most common cause of death worldwide. This is...
cybersecurity

Texas Tech Researcher Getting to Heart of Cybersecurity Issue

One of the unique features for the iPhone X is facial recognition security, where users can simply unlock their phones by holding it up...
neurons

Neurons Get the Beat and Keep It Going in Drumrolls

A neuron firing deep in the brain might sound a little like: Drumroll…cymbal crash! Drumroll…cymbal crash! Repeat. With emphasis on “repeat,” according to a new...
diamond

Diamonds’ Flaws Hold Promise for New Technologies

“Historically, people called these defects ‘color centers’ because when you shine light on a diamond you see a bunch of pretty colors come back,”...
soft biobot

UCLA Bioengineering Leads Development of Stingray-Inspired Soft Biobot

UCLA bioengineering professor Ali Khademhosseini has led the development of a tissue-based soft robot that mimics the biomechanics of a stingray. The new technology...
adhesive electrode

Learning from Grasshoppers

Anyone who has ever had an electrocardiogram – for example, to check their heart fitness – will be familiar with the electrodes that the...
obese

Obese Fat Becomes ‘Inflamed’ and Scarred

The fat of obese people becomes distressed, scarred and inflamed, which can make weight loss more difficult, research at the University of Exeter has...
heart attack

Localized Cooling of the Heart Limits Damage Caused by a Heart...

The innovative new procedure was co-developed with scientists of the university in Eindhoven and the company LifeTec Group, a university spin-off.  A sports collision “We have...
supermassive black hole

Researchers Catch Supermassive Black Hole Burping … Twice

A team led by CU Boulder researchers has caught a supermassive black hole in a distant galaxy snacking on gas and then “burping”—not once,...
stem cells

‘Decorated’ Stem Cells Could Offer Targeted Heart Repair

Although cardiac stem cell therapy is a promising treatment for heart attack patients, directing the cells to the site of an injury – and...