Cardiology

UK cases of atrial fibrillation are at all-time high 

The number of people living with atrial fibrillation—a dangerous heart condition and major cause of stroke—has increased by 72% in England over the last two decades, according to new research.

Medical research

The role of metabolic signaling in preventing atrial fibrillation

Research from the Yale School of Medicine indicates that a protein kinase that is a master regulator of cell metabolism is critical to preventing atrial fibrillation. The research appeared April 22 in the journal JCI Insight.

Medical research

Unexpected protein could play role in common brain disorder

Scientists have known for years that amyloid fibrils—fibrous, ropelike structures formed by closely linked protein molecules—are present in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases and likely play ...

Genetics

Is it time to test embryos for common diseases?

A Silicon Valley company has designed a technique to decipher the genetic code of a tiny embryo and calculate its future risk of cancer, diabetes and 10 other common diseases—presaging a day when parents could select children ...

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