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human life

Parental Lifespan Genes Could Hold Clue to Longer Life

How long we live is determined by a range of factors including our lifestyle and how well we treat factors including blood pressure and...
Anorexia

Anorexia Aggravates Disease Progression in Heart Failure

More than 80 percent of patients with heart failure are elderly people who, for the most part, also suffer from co-morbidities. These additional health...
Bioprobe Device

Revolutionizing Electronics Using Kirigami

A research team in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Information Engineering and the Electronics-Inspired Interdisciplinary Research Institute (EIIRIS) at Toyohashi University of Technology...
air pollution

London Air Pollution Cancels Positive Health Effects of Exercise in Over-60s

The findings, published in The Lancet, show that short term exposure to air pollution in built up areas like London’s busy Oxford Street can...
Blood pressure

Blood Pressure Declines 14 to 18 Years Before Death

Researchers from the University of Exeter Medical School and UConn Healthin the US looked at the electronic medical records of 46,634 British citizens who...
miniature chip

A Smart, Portable and Miniaturized System That Can Analyze Sweat

The miniature chip was developed by researchers at EPFL’s Nanoelectronic Devices Laboratory (Nanolab), headed by Professor Adrian Ionescu, working in association with startup Xsensio....
Sleep apnea, Prostate cancer, pulmonary hypertension, chronic disease, heart failure

Genes on Y Chromosome Protect Against Pulmonary Hypertension, Study Suggests

Findings A new UCLA study suggests that the Y chromosome provides protection against the development of pulmonary hypertension and may be the reason the disease...
sensor molecule

Visible Signals from Brain and Heart

Key processes in the body are controlled by the concentration of calcium in and around cells. A team from the Technical University of Munich...
stress

Language Patterns Reveal the Body’s Biological Response to Stress

Findings Certain language patterns track the body’s molecular response to stress more closely than a person’s own description of the stress, anxiety or depression that...
lead poisoning

Lead Poisoning a Risk at Indoor Firing Ranges

Indoor firing ranges may put hobby shooters, law enforcement officers and employees at risk from lead exposure, particularly if proper dust-control measures are not...
coronary syndromes

Early Invasive Coronary Angiography Is Beneficial in High-Risk Patients with Non-ST-Elevation...

An acute coronary syndrome is an emergency: a coronary vessel is occluded or severely narrowed and a life-threatening ischemia of the heart may occur....
newborn babies

Behaviour Not Indicative of Pain in Stressed Babies

In stressed newborn babies, behaviour alone is not a reliable way of assessing pain, according to new UCL and UCLH research. The study, published today...
Heart Patchvideo

Beating Heart Patch is Large Enough to Repair the Human Heart

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have created a fully functioning artificial human heart muscle large enough to patch over damage typically seen in patients...
heart attack

The Immune Response to Heart Attacks

Following a heart attack, the innate immune system must kick in fast in order to limit the damage and stimulate tissue repair. Researchers led...
arteries

Keyhole Surgery for Ruptured Arteries Has Longer-Term Benefits for Patients

Abdominal aortic aneurysms occur when the aorta, the main vessel carrying blood from the heart to the rest of the body, swells and ruptures....
Alzheimer’s, aging, hearing loss, implantable muscle stimulator

Worms Reveal Secrets of Aging

Investigators at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Health System have identified a new molecular pathway that controls lifespan and...
blood pressure

Combination Low-Salt and Heart-Healthy “Dash” Diet as Effective as Drugs for...

A study of more than 400 adults with prehypertension, or stage 1 high blood pressure, found that combining a low-salt diet with the heart-healthy...
microfibre sensor

NUS Researchers Develop Smart, Ultra-Thin Microfibre Sensor for Real-Time Healthcare Monitoring...

A research team from National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed a soft, flexible and stretchable microfibre sensor for real-time healthcare monitoring and diagnosis....
Blood Transfusions

Blueprint to Reduce Wasteful Blood Transfusions

By analyzing data from randomized clinical trials comparing blood transfusion approaches, Johns Hopkins experts, along with colleagues at Cleveland Clinic and NYU Langone Medical...
zebrafish

Zebrafish Lead Dalhousie Researchers to Important Discoveries in Prostate Cancer and...

Like the loveable hero in a children’s cartoon, a striped tropical fish sporting a fluorescent green heart is bound to draw a crowd. While...