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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Cardiovascular Research:Artificial blood vessel lets researchers better assess clot removal device ♦ Determine heart attack in patients within one hour ♦ Stroke from poor air quality ♦

Some atrial fibrillation patients receive unnecessary blood thinners About a quarter of all atrial fibrillation patients at the lowest risk for stroke receive unnecessary blood thinners from cardiology specialists, and they must be made aware of the resulting potential health risks.
New strategy can help determine heart attack in patients within one hour A new strategy to rule-out and rule-in heart attacks in emergency departments will help physicians treat patients faster. Acute myocardial infarction is a common cause of death and disability around the world. Early diagnosis is critical for survival
Stroke from poor air quality Air pollution and smog have health consequences ranging from respiratory problems to death. Fine particulate matter has become the focus in recent years, because it increases the probability of dying from respiratory or cardiovascular disease. In addition, the risk of stroke is increased.
Artificial blood vessel lets researchers better assess clot removal devices An in vitro, live-cell artificial vessel has been created that can be used to study both the application and effects of devices used to extract life-threatening blood clots in the brain. The artificial vessel could have significant implications for future development of endovascular technologies,
New lab technique reveals structure and function of proteins critical in DNA repairBy combining two highly innovative experimental techniques, scientists have for the first time simultaneously observed the structure and the correlated function of specific proteins critical in the repair of DNA, providing definitive answers to some highly debated questions, and opening up new avenues of inquiry and exciting new possibilities for biological engineering.

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