Medical research

Stem cell growth accelerated by tropoelastin protein

Tropoelastin, the raw material used to create 'MeTro' elastic surgical glue developed with the University of Sydney, has been found to encourage stem cell growth—with the potential to ultimately help the body repair itself.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Panic attacks tackled in one-week intensive online therapy

Scientists from UNSW Science's School of Psychology and St. Vincent's Hospital are leading world-first research to learn more about a novel therapeutic approach for people who suffer from panic attacks. They are conducting ...

Cardiology

Study ties cancer-causing HPV to heart disease, too

(HealthDay)—Certain strains of HPV are known to cause cervical cancer and other types of tumors. Now, a new study raises the possibility that they might also contribute to heart disease.

Health

Not all saturated fats are equal when it comes to heart health

The type of saturated fats we eat can affect our risk of a heart attack, according to a study published in the International Journal of Cardiology. People whose diets contain relatively little palmitic and stearic acid—saturated ...

Diabetes

Controlling blood sugar

University of Texas at Arlington third-year doctoral student Benjamin Young received an American Heart Association grant to support research that pinpoints underlying mechanisms of impaired blood sugar control in Type 2 diabetes ...

Genetics

Scientists catch heartbeat 'molecular switch' in action

Oxford University Radcliffe Department of Medicine researchers have developed a new method that uses a protein originally found in marine corals to visualise the flow of calcium that makes the heart beat.

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