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Gene Therapy for Cystic Fibrosis Shows Encouraging Results

July 7, 2015 9:05 am | by University of Oxford | News | Comments

A therapy that replaces the faulty gene responsible for cystic fibrosis in patients' lungs has produced encouraging results in a major UK trial.

Enzyme Provides Built-in Protection Against Atherosclerosis

July 6, 2015 10:12 am | by University of Michigan | News | Comments

Staying active, never smoking and controlling diabetes and cholesterol can prevent hardening of...

Cranberry Juice Each Day Keeps Disease Risk at Bay

July 6, 2015 9:22 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Two glasses of cranberry juice a day might keep some disease away, according to a new study.

A First: New Guidelines Back Device for Treating Strokes

July 1, 2015 9:58 am | by Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer | News | Comments

Many stroke patients have a new treatment option -- if they seek help fast enough to get it. New...

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Bioscience Bulletin: Benefits of Chocolate; Performance Based on Pupils; the Thin Line Between Madness and Genius

June 19, 2015 4:25 pm | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Welcome to Bioscience Technologys new series Bioscience Bulletin, where we bring you the five most popular headlines from the week.

Chocolate — it’s Good for Your Heart, New Study Says

June 17, 2015 9:55 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Chocolate-lovers rejoice: new research says eating up to 100g of chocolate every day is linked to lower cardiovascular risks such as heart disease and stroke.

Some Heartburn Drugs May Boost Risk of Heart Attack

June 15, 2015 11:17 am | by Stanford University | News | Comments

A data-mining study has found an association between the use of proton-pump inhibitors, which account for 100 million prescriptions per year in the United States alone, and the likelihood of incurring a heart attack down the road.

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Researchers Reduce Inflammation to Combat Obesity-Fueled Disease

June 10, 2015 10:55 am | by University of California San Diego | News | Comments

Researchers have found that augmenting a naturally occurring molecule in the body can help protect against obesity-related diseases by reducing inflammation in the fat tissues.

Bioscience Bulletin: the Wonder of Sleep; the Origin of Life; and Why Your Cat is a Food Snob

June 5, 2015 4:25 pm | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Welcome to Bioscience Technology’s new series Bioscience Bulletin, where we bring you the five most popular headlines from the week.

Years of Good Blood Sugar Control Helps Diabetic Hearts, Study Finds

June 4, 2015 10:00 am | by University of Michigan | News | Comments

Result shows importance of patients & doctors balancing risks & benefits of drugs to lower A1C levels, blood pressure and cholesterol/lipids.

Tiny Heart, Big Promise

May 27, 2015 9:56 am | by Children's Hospital Los Angeles | News | Comments

Understanding how cells become coronary vessels may lead to advances in repairing heart damage .

Scientists Figure Out How Vitamin E Keeps Muscles Healthy

May 21, 2015 10:57 am | by Georgia Regents University | News | Comments

Body builders have it right: vitamin E does help build strong muscles, and scientists appear to have figured out one important way it does it.

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Cardiologists, Veterinarian Work Together to Fix Cat's Heart

May 18, 2015 9:23 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A California cat named Vanilla Bean with a congenital heart defect got a rare chance at another life.

Long-Term Depression May Double Stroke Risk for Middle-Aged Adults

May 15, 2015 10:30 am | by University of California San Francisco | News | Comments

Adults over 50 who have persistent symptoms of depression may have twice the risk of stroke as those who do not, according to a new study led by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and UC San Francisco. Researchers found that stroke risk remains higher even after symptoms of depression go away, particularly for women.

The BioDigital Human: Exploring Health in 3D

May 12, 2015 8:39 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

It has been hailed as the equivalent of Google Maps for the human body by The New York Times, and now the award-winning mobile-friendly platform BioDigital Human is looking to change the way healthcare information is shared, consumed and understood.

Blood Test May Predict Outcome of Infant Heart Surgery

May 7, 2015 9:52 am | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

New research suggests it may be possible to predict an infant’s progress following surgery for congenital heart disease by analyzing a number of important small molecules in the blood.

Researchers Find Bitter Taste Receptors on Human Hearts

May 4, 2015 9:38 am | by University of Queensland | News | Comments

A team of researchers is investigating the surprising discovery that smell and taste receptors normally found in the nose and mouth can also be present on the human heart.

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Cardiorespiratory Fitness Contributes to Successful Brain Aging

April 29, 2015 10:08 am | by Boston University | News | Comments

Cardiorespiratory fitness may positively impact the structure of white matter in the brains of older adults. These results suggest that exercise could be prescribed to lessen age-related declines in brain structure.

Apple's ResearchKit - The Real Impact on Clinical Trials

April 28, 2015 8:59 am | by Merrilyn Datta, Ph.D., President and General Manager, Definiens | Articles | Comments

ResearchKit is being touted as having immense implications for the future of clinical trials.

Heavy Drinking May Cause More Strokes Than Hypertension Does in Mid-Life

April 15, 2015 9:13 am | by Cynthia Fox, Science Writer | Articles | Comments

Research has shown that drinking two or fewer alcoholic beverages a day may be beneficial for men’s hearts. A new study suggests that danger could be a heartbeat away: more than two drinks a day in middle age may raise men’s stroke risk more than hypertension (high blood pressure, HBP) or diabetes does.

Getting Bigger Brains Through Exercise

April 14, 2015 10:08 am | by Bioscience Technology Staff | Articles | Comments

The brain gets bigger with physical exercise, according to two recent studies.

From the Heart

April 6, 2015 11:34 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT | News | Comments

Laurie Boyer’s studies of stem cell differentiation could improve treatments for heart disease.

To Statin or Not to Statin?

April 1, 2015 10:11 am | by Johns Hopkins | News | Comments

Johns Hopkins report offers physicians tips to help patients make the right call.

Scientists Grow 'Mini-Lungs' to Aid the Study of Cystic Fibrosis

March 19, 2015 10:40 am | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have successfully created ‘mini-lungs’ using stem cells derived from skin cells of patients with cystic fibrosis, and have shown that these can be used to test potential new drugs for this debilitating lung disease.

Researchers Unlock the Mysteries of Wound Healing

March 16, 2015 9:39 am | by Jill Goetz, UA News | News | Comments

A multidisciplinary research team discovers how cells know to rush to a wound and heal it – opening the door to new treatments for diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Researchers at the University of Arizona have discovered what causes and regulates collective cell migration, one of the most universal but least understood biological processes in all living organisms.

Stanford Showcases New App for Studying Heart Health

March 10, 2015 4:07 pm | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

Apple teamed up with a handful of universities to create these medical research applications.                            

Better Midlife Fitness May Slow Brain Aging

March 5, 2015 9:17 am | by American Heart Association | News | Comments

People with poor physical fitness in their 40s may have accelerated brain aging by the time they hit 60.                          

Alzheimer's Disease Linked to Heart's Effect on the Brain

March 2, 2015 10:53 am | by University of Sydney | News | Comments

The prevailing medical wisdom that Alzheimer's Disease has its origins in the brain has a radical and disputed rival with shocking implications for medicine's relentless efforts to forestall disease, ageing and death, according to a new review of the evidence.

Treadmill Performance Predicts Mortality

March 2, 2015 10:18 am | by Johns Hopkins | News | Comments

New formula gauges 10-year risk of dying.                                    

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