Medical research

Bacteria in mouth and gut also found in arteries

(PhysOrg.com) -- The same types of bacteria found in arterial plaque, which causes atherosclerosis, are also found in the mouth and gut, according to the first general survey of all bacteria found in plaques from the mouth, ...

Neuroscience

'Remote Control' for Cholesterol Regulation Discovered in Brain

(PhysOrg.com) -- Circulation of cholesterol is regulated in the brain by the hunger-signaling hormone ghrelin, researchers say. The finding points to a new potential target for the pharmacologic control of cholesterol levels.

Medical research

TV crime drama compound highlights immune cells' misdeeds

Detectives on television shows often spray crime scenes with a compound called luminol to make blood glow. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have applied the same compound to much smaller ...

Cardiology

Improved in vivo imaging of atherosclerotic plaque development

Atherosclerosis, a process involving the buildup of arterial plaque and an associated reduction in blood flow, is a major feature of cardiovascular diseases. Although advances have been made in characterizing how this buildup ...

Cardiology

PET imaging of atherosclerosis reveals risk of plaque rupture

A new study shows that a hybrid molecular imaging system unites three imaging modalities to map the composition of dangerous arterial plaques before they rupture and induce a major cardiac event. The research was presented ...

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