Cardiology

Why failing hearts love hard workouts

"Our research on rats with heart failure shows that exercise reduces the severity of the disease, improves heart function and increases work capacity. And the intensity of the training is really importance to achieve this ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Rats also capable of transmitting hantavirus

Universitätsmedizin Berlin have confirmed Germany's first-ever case of animal-to-human transmission involving a specific species of virus known as the 'Seoul virus.' Working alongside colleagues from Friedrich-Loeffer-Institut ...

Neuroscience

Compounds block stress-enhanced nicotine intake in rats

Stress is a major cause of relapse after people quit smoking. Worrying situations, such as money or relationship problems, can affect neurotransmitter levels in the brain, leading former smokers to reach for a cigarette. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Dietary supplement may help in the treatment of fatty liver

A recent study by researchers at the University of Jyväskylä was successful in partially preventing fatty liver disease in rats. Rats with fatty liver disease were fed with a dietary supplement that is known to increase ...

Cardiology

A patch that could help heal broken hearts

According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide in recent years. During a heart attack, or myocardial infarction (MI), a blocked artery and the resulting oxygen deprivation ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Italy reports over 10,000 daily cases of Covid-19

Italy reported over 10,000 new cases of coronavirus on Friday, its highest ever daily toll, as the country braces for the latest wave of infections sweeping Europe.

Medical research

High blood pressure linked to baroreflex in rats

High blood pressure: some people take medication to control it while others commit to low salt diets, exercise or yoga to reduce stress. Blood pressure is a primary vital sign; yet, remarkably, just how the body maintains ...

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