Medical research

A better understanding of the von Willebrand Factor's A2 domain

Under normal, healthy circulatory conditions, the von Willebrand Factor (vWF) keeps to itself. The large and mysterious multimeric glycoprotein moves through the blood, balled up tightly, its reaction sites unexposed. But ...

Neuroscience

Blood flow command centre discovered in the brain

A team of scientists from Australia, France, New Zealand and the UK has discovered a group of brain cells that function as a 'master-controller' for the cardiovascular system by orchestrating the control of blood flow to ...

Cardiology

Take steps to prevent a stroke

(HealthDay)—Strokes are common but not inevitable. There are ways you can reduce your risk, starting with your blood pressure.

Pediatrics

Study shows adult tourniquet suitable for school-age children

Researchers with Nemours Children's Health System have shown the effectiveness of an adult tourniquet for use in children, according to a study published today by the journal Pediatrics. While developed for adults, the military's ...

Cancer

Could common heart meds lower prostate cancer risk?

(HealthDay)—Good news for men: That blood pressure medication you're taking might be doing double duty, helping reduce your risk of developing prostate cancer, a new study shows.

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Blood flow

Blood flow is the flow of blood in the cardiovascular system.

It can be calculated by dividing the vascular resistance into the pressure gradient.

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