Cardiology

What helps when blood pressure does not drop despite treatment

High blood pressure is one of the biggest risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Diseases associated with high blood pressure are the most common cause of death worldwide. Antihypertensive drugs are among the most frequently ...

Biomedical technology

Researchers use the eye as a window to study liver health

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have developed a method to study liver function and disease without requiring invasive procedures. After transplanting liver cells into the eye of mice, the cornea can be used as a window ...

Health

Lipoprotein(a): What to know about elevated levels

If you've listened to the radio or opened a webpage in the past year, you may have seen or heard ads promoting lipoprotein(a), or Lp(a), testing to help people identify risks for heart disease.

Genetics

Discovery unravels the mystery of a rare bone disease

A McGill-led team of researchers has made an important discovery shedding light on the genetic basis of a rare skeletal disorder. The study, published in Nature Communications, reveals that a defect in a specific gene (heterozygous ...

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