Medical research

Progress made in transplanting pig hearts into baboons

A large team of researchers from several institutions in Germany, Sweden, Switzerland and the U.S. has transplanted pig hearts into baboons and kept them alive for an extended period of time. In their paper published in the ...

Medical research

New and better marker for assessing patients after cardiac arrest

Last year, researchers Tobias Cronberg and Niklas Mattsson at Lund University in Sweden published a study showing serum tau levels to be a new and promising marker for identifying patients with severe brain damage after cardiac ...

Cardiology

New insights into the development of heart disease therapeutics

The heart of a neonatal mouse is capable of self-repair after tissue damage. However, this ability disappears during the first week of life. Researchers at the University of Helsinki investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying ...

Cardiology

Effort to reduce 'covert' brain injury after cardiac procedures

Patients who undergo lifesaving cardiac procedures are often exposed to a related harm: brain injury. In response to a growing body of evidence of this problem, Yale professor of medicine Dr. Alexandra Lansky joined colleagues ...

Cardiology

Heart disease protein linked to brain damage

Levels of a protein in the blood associated with heart disease are also linked to early-stage brain damage, according to a study appearing online in the journal Radiology.

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