Cardiology

A nutraceutical formulation to fight hypertension

Adding a combination of three natural extracts to standard pharmacological treatments could help to fight hypertension, improving cardiovascular function, especially in those patients whose blood pressure is not well controlled. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Spillover: Why germs jump species from animals to people

When a disease spreads from one species to another it is known as a "spillover event." Although not yet confirmed, preliminary evidence suggests that the virus that causes COVID-19, the 2019 coronavirus disease, may have ...

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Animal

Animals are a major group of mostly multicellular, eukaryotic organisms of the kingdom Animalia or Metazoa. Their body plan eventually becomes fixed as they develop, although some undergo a process of metamorphosis later on in their life. Most animals are motile, meaning they can move spontaneously and independently. Most animals are also heterotrophs, meaning they must ingest other organisms for sustenance.

Most known animal phyla appeared in the fossil record as marine species during the Cambrian explosion, about 542 million years ago.

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