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A recipe for long-lasting livers

Graphic: Model of human body with liver highlighted [23/04/2015] People waiting for organ transplants may soon have higher hopes of getting the help that they need in time. Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology have developed a new technique that extends the time that donor organs last and can also resuscitate organs obtained after cardiac arrest.A recipe for long-lasting livers - Read more

Does eating out cause high blood pressure?

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Photo: A large burger served with potato wedges [16/04/2015] A recent study on university-going young adults, by researchers from the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore (Duke-NUS), is the first ever to show an association between meals eaten away from home and high blood pressure.Does eating out cause high blood pressure? - Read more

Heart attack: High risk in divorced women

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Photo: Woman holding her breast [15/04/2015] Divorced women suffer heart attacks at higher rates than women who are continuously married, a new study from Duke Medicine has found. A woman who has been through two or more divorces is nearly twice as likely to have a heart attack when compared to their stably-married female peers, according to the findings.Heart attack: High risk in divorced women - Read more

Heart cells regenerated in mice

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Photo: Heart cells [15/04/2015] As opposed to blood, hair or skin cells that can renew themselves throughout life, our heart cells cease to divide shortly after birth, and there is very little renewal in adulthood. New research provides insight into the question of why the mammalian heart fails to regenerate, on one hand, and demonstrated, in adult mice, the possibility of turning back this fate.Heart cells regenerated in mice - Read more

Cardiac arrest: Selenide protects heart muscle

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Photo: Heart model [10/04/2015] Damage to heart muscle from insufficient blood supply during cardiac arrest and reperfusion injury after blood flow is restored can be reduced by nearly 90 percent if selenide, a form of the essential nutrient selenium, is administered intravenously in the wake of the attack, according to a new preclinical study by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.Cardiac arrest: Selenide protects heart muscle - Read more

Mountain rescue: Can resuscitation be delayed?

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Photo: An evac helicopter lands in a skiing area [01/04/2015] A team of researchers lays the foundation for new resuscitation guidelines for severely hypothermic patients in cardiac arrest.Mountain rescue: Can resuscitation be delayed? - Read more

'Missing culprit' in heart failure identified

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Photo: Presure compared [23/03/2015] Working with lab animals and human heart cells, scientists from Johns Hopkins and other institutions have identified what they describe as "the long-sought culprit" in the mystery behind a cell-signaling breakdown that triggers heart failure.'Missing culprit' in heart failure identified - Read more

Biomarker for steatohepatitis

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Graphic: The liver in human body [06/03/2015] 40 percent of people in the EU suffer from non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, a disease which is becoming increasingly more frequent as a result of diabetes and excess weight. Currently, it is not possible to forecast the further course of the disease – right up to cirrhosis and cancer of the liver. In future, this should become possible using a Risk Score with different biomarkers.Biomarker for steatohepatitis - Read more

Aortic valve replacement: Precise preoperative surgical preparation thanks to a silicone heart

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[23/02/2015] An 80-year-old female patient needs a new aortic valve replacement. Since the old one is severally calcified, the leaflets no longer open properly. Due to various factors, the patient is considered inoperable. Nevertheless, to make surgery possible for her, specialists at the Heart and Diabetes Center NRW in Germany have prepared the intervention based on an exact 3D heart replica.Aortic valve replacement: Precise preoperative surgical preparation thanks to a silicone heart - Read more

Aortic dissection: Changing patterns in patient care

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Graphic: Stent is placed inside a blood vessel [28/01/2015] Cardiothoracic surgeons have long played a central role in the care of patients with aortic dissection, a life-threatening condition that in the past was treated only with open surgery or medicines.Aortic dissection: Changing patterns in patient care - Read more


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