Medical research

'Fixing' blood vessel cells to diagnose blood clotting disorders

When in dysfunction, the vascular endothelium—the tissue that lines the blood vessels throughout our body's entire circulatory system—plays a big role in the development of many human diseases, including diabetes, stroke, ...

Cardiology

Researcher discusses venous thrombosis findings

A conversation with Alisa Wolberg is not for the faint of heart. That's not to say that the trained biologist's demeanor is particularly fearsome; quite the contrary, she is enthusiastic and knowledgeable, generous with ...

Medical research

Blood product sterilization taken too far?

Certain processes used to sterilize blood products could potentially cause serious health issues in transfusion recipients, according to an international study published in the journal Platelets and led by Dr. Patrick Provost ...

Medical research

New method to increase survival in sepsis discovered

Sepsis, the body's response to severe infections, kills more people than breast cancer, prostate cancer and HIV/AIDS combined. On average, 30 percent of those diagnosed with sepsis die.

Cardiology

Short-term smoking cessation reverses endothelial damage

Eight weeks of smoking cessation reverses the endothelial damage caused by smoking, according to research presented at the ESC Congress today by Dr. Yasuaki Dohi from Japan. Serotonin remained elevated, suggesting eight weeks ...

Genetics

Origin of a hereditary east Texas bleeding disorder

Fifteen years ago, a hematologist came to Dianna Milewicz, M.D., Ph.D., with a puzzle: Multiple generations of an East Texas family suffered from a moderately severe bleeding disorder, but it wasn't hemophilia.

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