blood vessels

New anti-wrinkle biomaterial mimics human tissue


May 30th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 30 (IANS) In a breakthrough in tissue engineering, scientists have developed a new biomaterial designed for repairing damaged human tissue, which doesn't wrinkle up when it is stretched ... Read more...

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‘Survival protein’ can help treat neuro-disorders


May 24th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 24 (IANS) A newly discovered "survival protein" protects the brain against the effects of stroke by interfering with a particular kind of brain cell death that is often ... Read more...

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Red wine, chocolate sharpen your mind


May 8th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 8 (IANS) Red wine and chocolate make for a deadly combination to keep your mind sharp and alert, a study suggests. Polyphenols, plant chemicals abundant in dark chocolate ... Read more...

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Exercise protects heart via nitric oxide


May 5th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 5 (IANS) Exercise both reduces the risk of a heart attack and protects it from injury if a heart attack has occurred, researchers say. For years, doctors have ... Read more...

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Technique to treat the donor larynx developed


May 1st, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 01 (ANI): A technique to treat the donor larynx so that the recipient's body accepts it as its own have been developed by researchers.Paolo Macchiarini of the Karolinska Institute in ... Read more...

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Cholesterol-lowering drugs may improve blood flow after stroke


April 27th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 27 (ANI): Taking cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins may help may help restore blood flow after a stroke, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.The ... Read more...

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Obesity ‘likely to upset key gene clock in cardiovascular system’


April 12th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 12 (ANI): For the first time, researchers at the Georgia Health Sciences University in Augusta have found that that obesity might shut down a key gene clock that regulates the ... Read more...

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Targeted photodynamic therapy offers hope for skin cancer patients


April 12th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 12 (ANI): The latest research by UK and Swiss scientists has concluded that targeted photodynamic therapy could completely eradicate some models of cancer.The team linked light-sensitive molecules with antibodies that ... Read more...

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New technique to identify potential atherosclerosis risk found


April 12th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 12 (ANI): A new technique, which could eventually be used to identify patients with suspected coronary artery disease, has been discovered.The movement of the carotid artery can reveal the risk ... Read more...

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‘Red eyed’ people perceived as sad and unattractive


April 8th, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 8 (ANI): A new study has found that people with bloodshot eyes are considered sadder, unhealthier and less attractive than people whose eye whites are untinted."Red, 'bloodshot' eyes are prominent ... Read more...

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‘On-off’ switch for key ‘factor’ in heart disease, cancer identified


April 7th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 07 (ANI): A cellular 'on-off' switch that may have implications for treating cardiovascular disease and cancer has been identified by scientists at the University of Hull.The team has found the ... Read more...

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Why hypertensive people’s BP increases during exercise


April 5th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): Scientists at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found one reason people with hypertension experience an even greater increase in their blood pressure when they exercise, and they've learned ... Read more...

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Scientists find new way to ’starve’ cancer cells


April 5th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new treatment for cancer which rather than attacking tumours directly, prevents the growth of new blood vessels in tumours, starving them of oxygen and ... Read more...

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Vitamin D levels linked with health of blood vessels


April 4th, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 4 (IANS) The lack of Vitamin D, even in generally healthy people, is linked to stiffer arteries and the inability of blood vessels to relax.The results of a ... Read more...

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Vitamin D deficiency linked to high BP, stiffer arteries


April 4th, 2011 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 4 (ANI): People with lower levels of vitamin D are more likely to have stiffer arteries and an inability of blood vessels to relax, according to a new study.The findings ... Read more...

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Pot-bellied men run risk of going blind


April 3rd, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 3 (IANS) Piling on the fat in middle age could significantly raise a man's risk of blindness later in life. An expanding waistline puts men in danger of ... Read more...

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Stretchy patch could help repair wounded skin, damaged arteries


April 2nd, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 2 (ANI): Scientists in Australia have come up with a synthetic elastic patch to encourage healing in wounded skin or damaged arteries.Usually, severe burns or damaged arteries are treated by ... Read more...

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Potbellied men ‘ likelier to go blind’


April 1st, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 1 (ANI): A new study has found that piling on pounds in middle age could significantly raise a man's risk of blindness later in life.Researchers at the University of Melbourne ... Read more...

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Novel method might help block for tumour growth


March 15th, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 15 (ANI): Combining two experimental anticancer peptide agents might simultaneously block formation of new tumour blood vessels while also inhibiting the growth of tumour cells, suggests a new study.This early ... Read more...

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Secret of vital organs’ elasticity unravelled


March 6th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 6 (IANS) Scientists have unravelled the secrets of elastin, the protein that gives our vital organs their ability to expand and contract. The elastin around our lungs, for ... Read more...

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Study finds enzyme that is ‘the killer you can’t live without’


March 4th, 2011 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 4 (ANI): Scientists have discovered an enzyme that has a double role - on one end it can push cells to commit suicide but on the other, it may actually ... Read more...

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Hot flushes protect women from heart attacks


February 25th, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) Millions of middle-aged women racked by hot flushes should really count them as a blessing in disguise - a survey shows that hot flushes protect them from heart ... Read more...

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Menopausal hot flashes ‘may protect women’s hearts’


February 25th, 2011 - 11:44 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): A new study has found that women who suffer from hot flashes when they begin menopause may be at lower risk for cardiovascular disease, stroke and death.For the ... Read more...

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Key protein which piles on lost weight


February 24th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 24 (IANS) The presence of a protein will help doctors determine which women will be more susceptible to weight gain after quitting a diet. The discovery opens the way for ... Read more...

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Ill-effect of high-fat meal linked to belly fat


February 18th, 2011 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) The effect of a high-fat meal on blood vessel walls can vary among individuals, depending on one's waist size and triglyceride levels, says a new research. The research ... Read more...

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White rice with goodness of brown cousin developed


February 18th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 18 (IANS) Scientists have refined the milling process to create a rice that has all the taste of white rice but many of the health benefits of the brown variety. ... Read more...

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High risk of heart disease in preadolescent kids with type 1diabetes


February 15th, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): Preadolescent children with type 1diabetes have a 200 percent to 400 percent greater chance of developing cardiovascular disease than those without diabetes, according to a new study.Medical ... Read more...

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Hyderabad to host national cardiology meet


February 10th, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 10 (IANS) The third edition of 'Prevent India 2011', a national programme on preventing diseases of the heart and blood vessels, will be held here from Feb 19, a statement ... Read more...

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Doctors warn of catastrophic consequences from using Dr Google


February 10th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Feb 10 (ANI): Doctors have issued warnings over the usage of Dr Google to make a self-diagnosis, saying it could lead to catastrophic consequences.The warning comes as it was revealed that ... Read more...

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Nitrates in spinach make you big, strong


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 2 (IANS) The humble spinach makes you big and strong, but that is thanks to the presence of nitrates not iron.Scientists say nitrates, found abundantly in green leafy vegetables, boost ... Read more...

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Scientists grow arteries with most elastic protein reported


February 1st, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have grown arteries that exhibit the elasticity of natural blood vessels at the highest levels reported.The new development could overcome a major ... Read more...

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Root cause of blood vessel damage in people with diabetes discovered


January 29th, 2011 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a key mechanism that appears to contribute to blood vessel damage in people with diabetes.The researchers ... Read more...

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Cooling stroke patients’ brains could aid recovery


January 24th, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 24 (ANI): A group of Scottish doctors have suggested that cooling the brain of patients who have suffered a stroke could dramatically improve their recovery.They are joining others from across ... Read more...

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Stem cell therapy used to save man’s leg


January 18th, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Fifty five-year-old Bhadwan Dass from Haryana, a diabetic, was close to losing his leg due to gangrene. But a hospital on Delhi's outskirts has used stem cell ... Read more...

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This nasal spray can mask food aroma, and beat hunger


January 18th, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 18 (IANS) A nasal spray that masks the smell of food could help curb hunger or yearing for food.Louisiana State University researchers in the US have discovered that a type ... Read more...

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