Cardiology

Sleep, heart disease link leads from brain to bone marrow

Researchers have known for some time that poor sleep raises heart disease risk. Now, they've found a chemical chain reaction that helps explain that risk, leading from poor sleep to a white blood cell surge that promotes ...

Cardiology

Effective drug delivery to heart with tannic acid

Typical methods of drug delivery to the heart require surgical procedures involving incisions in the chest wall and bones. To efficiently treat cardiovascular and related vascular diseases without surgery, a KAIST research ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Is Alzheimer's caused by disruptions to the brain's energy supply?

It is well known that Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia, involves the accumulation of sticky proteins (plaques and tangles) in the brain. But we still don't know what the root cause of the disease is. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Understanding and preventing gangrene

Dear Mayo Clinic: I have heard that a stubbed toe can lead to gangrene in some individuals. Is that true? What are the signs of gangrene, and how can it be avoided?

Cardiology

Public awareness of atrial fibrillation is low

In a Research and Practice in Thrombosis and Haemostasis study that surveyed the general public in 10 countries, only 48% of people were aware of atrial fibrillation (AF), which is lower than the awareness of other common ...

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