Medical research

Antibodies stabilize plaque in arteries

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have found that type IgG antibodies play an unexpected role in atherosclerosis. A study on mice shows that the antibodies stabilise the plaque that accumulates on the artery ...

Cardiology

Sleep, heart disease link leads from brain to bone marrow

Researchers have known for some time that poor sleep raises heart disease risk. Now, they've found a chemical chain reaction that helps explain that risk, leading from poor sleep to a white blood cell surge that promotes ...

Cardiology

A molecular atlas of postnatal mouse heart development

Myocardial infarction (MI) is one of the most common causes of death in the Western world. Typically, MI is caused by the blockage of a coronary artery by an atherosclerotic plaque: as the oxygen supply of the heart drops, ...

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

Antibodies cut heart attack risk

Antibodies could protect against heart attacks, according to a study by researchers from Imperial College London.

Cardiology

Jamming the signal

The formation of blood clots in atherosclerotic arteries results in myocardial infarction and stroke. New research at LMU now demonstrates that low doses of agents developed to treat leukemia can selectively inhibit atherosclerotic ...

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