Diabetes

Experimental compound counters diabetic complications

An experimental compound reduced complications of type 1 and type 2 diabetes in mice—not by lowering blood sugar—but by countering its consequences: cell death, inflammation, and organ damage.

Oncology & Cancer

Study links free radicals to heart damage caused by cancer

A new study in animal models shows that the presence of a cancer tumor alone can lead to cardiac damage, and suggests the culprits are molecules called free radicals interacting with specific cells in the heart.

Medical research

'Good cholesterol' may protect liver

The body's so-called good cholesterol may be even better than we realize. New research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests that one type of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) has a previously unknown ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Prolonged immune response may contribute to post-COVID-19 blood clots

Serious complications due to blood clots, such as heart attacks and strokes, that are experienced by some COVID-19 survivors may be caused by a lingering immune response in the blood vessels after recovery, suggests a study ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Patients combatting SARS-CoV-2 may develop myocarditis

Sometimes, when you're fighting off a virus or bacterial infection, your immune system starts a fight with your heart. When that happens, the heart muscle may become inflamed, a condition called myocarditis.

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