Cardiology

Nanofibers may help treat heart attacks

(Medical Xpress) -- Cardiovascular diseases kill over 17 million people a year globally, according to the World Health Organization, and many more suffer heart attacks but recover. Even those who do recover are more prone ...

Medical research

New treatment targets found for blinding retinal disease

When the eye isn't getting enough oxygen in the face of common conditions like premature birth or diabetes, it sets in motion a state of frenzied energy production that can ultimately result in blindness, and now scientists ...

Diabetes

Approved cancer drug potentially could help treat diabetes

A pair of studies by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine has identified a molecular pathway—a series of interaction among proteins—involved in the development of diabetes. Furthermore, they have ...

Medical research

Building better blood vessels could advance tissue engineering

One of the major obstacles to growing new organs—replacement hearts, lungs and kidneys—is the difficulty researchers face in building blood vessels that keep the tissues alive, but new findings from the University of ...

Medical research

Researchers show how blood vessels regroup after stroke

Rice scientists simulate "robot" cells to study the development of microvascular systems in the brain. The goal is to find a way to direct the development of vessels that feed oxygen-starved cells in stroke and neurodegenerative ...

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