Cardiology

Aortic condition more deadly in women than in men

Women who experience acute aortic dissection—a spontaneous and catastrophic tear in one of the body's main arteries—not only are older and have more advanced disease than men when they seek medical care, but they also ...

Medical research

Important factor in the development of dendritic cells identified

The human immune system comprises functionally specialized cellular defense mechanisms that protect the body against disease. These include the dendritic cells. Their main function is to present antigens to other immune cells, ...

Neuroscience

DNA damage 'hot spots' discovered within neurons

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have discovered specific regions within the DNA of neurons that accumulate a certain type of damage (called single-strand breaks or SSBs). This accumulation of SSBs appears ...

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