Health

Plant-based diets improve cardiac function, cognitive health

What if you could improve your heart health and brain function by changing your diet? Boston University School of Medicine researchers have found that by eating more plant-based food such as berries and green leafy vegetables ...

Cardiology

A change of heart—new drug for HCM reduces heart mass

For the first time, a medication has impacted heart muscle thickness and function for patients with the most common inherited heart condition, rather than simply addressing their symptoms.

Medical research

The ryanodine receptor—calcium channel in muscle cells

Whenever muscles contract, so-called ryanodine receptors come into play. Calcium ions, which are ultimately responsible for the contraction of muscle cells, are released from storage organs and flow through these ion channels. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Tamoxifen ameliorates symptoms of Duchenne muscular dystrophy

A new study has found that tamoxifen, a well-known breast cancer drug, can counteract some pathologic features in a mouse model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). At present, no treatment is known to produce long-term ...

Medical research

Scientists describe mechanism for rare muscle disease

(Medical Xpress) -- A team of scientists from the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem describe in C. elegans the process leading to a rare form of Emery-Dreifuss muscular ...

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