Cardiology

New research reveals how the heart repairs after a heart attack

Immune response and the lymphatic system are central to cardiac repair after a heart attack, according to a study from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg Cardiovascular ...

Neuroscience

Atherosclerotic plaques 'talk' with the brain

A new study shows the existence of a connection between atherosclerotic plaques and the central nervous system. This previously unknown "circuit" involves three systemically acting tissues, the immune system, the nervous ...

Cardiology

Lymphatic system aids heart repair

Expression of a pro-lymphangiogenic growth factor after heart injury activates the lymphatic system, spurring leukocytes to help clear away dying cells, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in the Journal ...

Oncology & Cancer

Novel therapeutic strategy shows promise against pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer is notoriously difficult to cure or even treat. Now, a new strategy devised by scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine has succeeded in making pancreatic tumors visible to the immune systems of ...

Immunology

Immune cells regulate body weight

Obesity is among the biggest health challenges of the 21st century, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Almost 60% of Germans are considered overweight, while 25% are obese. Moreover, being overweight often ...

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