Medical research

Research links senescent cells and atherosclerosis progression

Atherosclerosis is a disease in which arteries narrow due to plaques. That narrowing can lead to heart attacks and strokes—both of which are leading causes of death in the U.S. Now, in a paper published in Science, Mayo ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Will heart medication help treat Alzheimer's disease?

A new study from Örebro University, published in Science Signaling today, shows that heart medication reduces the build-up of plaque in the brain's blood vessels in mice. The question is if this is true also in humans? If ...

Diabetes

Metformin's potential role in atherosclerosis explored

(HealthDay)—Metformin's role in atherosclerosis may be inhibition of monocyte-to-macrophage differentiation via AMPK-mediated inhibition of STAT3 activation, according to research published online Dec. 31 in Diabetes.

Medical research

High-speed 'label-free' imaging could reveal dangerous plaques

(Medical Xpress)—Researchers are close to commercializing a new type of medical imaging technology that could diagnose cardiovascular disease by measuring ultrasound signals from molecules exposed to a fast-pulsing laser.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Scientists reveal how beta-amyloid may cause Alzheimer's

Scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have shown how a protein fragment known as beta-amyloid, strongly implicated in Alzheimer's disease, begins destroying synapses before it clumps into plaques that lead ...

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