Cardiology

What if silent heart attacks could be diagnosed at home?

Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a heart attack—805,000 Americans annually. For 75 percent of those individuals, it's their first heart attack, making it difficult to act quickly in response to symptoms. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19: Distancing and masks are not enough

Wear a mask, keep your distance, avoid crowds—these are the common recommendations to contain the COVID-19 epidemic. However, the scientific foundations on which these recommendations are based are decades old and no longer ...

Medical research

Why it's important to know how fluids move

COVID-19 has sharply brought into focus the impact of respiratory infectious diseases on humanity. It has also shown that the greatest defense against health crises is government policy that is strongly rooted in science.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Outsmarting a virus

Viruses are sneaky little pathogens that can wreak havoc on the human body before our immune system knows how to destroy them. Armed with machine learning tools, we can outsmart them by speeding up the process of developing ...

Medical research

Engineering lymphatic vessels as a therapeutic to heal the heart

The cardiovascular system is a complex network of veins, arteries and capillaries. Within that network, lymphatic vessels are critical to the heart's ability to heal in the event of a heart attack. When they're functional, ...

Cardiology

Blood flow in the heart revealed in a flash

Researchers at Linköping University have for the first time been able to use information from computer tomography images to simulate the heart function of an individual patient. Some of the modeling methods they use were ...

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