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Blood: Nanosponges Remove Toxins and Venoms

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Photo: Nanosponge cross section [18/04/2013] Engineers at the University of California, San Diego have invented a "nanosponge" capable of safely removing a broad class of dangerous toxins from the bloodstream – including toxins produced by MRSA, E. coli, poisonous snakes and bees.Blood: Nanosponges Remove Toxins and Venoms - Read more

Nutrition: Link Between Heart Disease and Red Meat

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Photo: Red meat [08/04/2013] A compound abundant in red meat and added as a supplement to popular energy drinks has been found to promote atherosclerosis – or the hardening or clogging of the arteries – according to Cleveland Clinic research.Nutrition: Link Between Heart Disease and Red Meat - Read more

Research Advances: Preventing Dangerous Blood Clots

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Photo: Blood clots [22/03/2013] New research from the University of California Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center may help clinicians determine which patients are at highest risk for post-surgical blood clots in the legs or lungs.Research Advances: Preventing Dangerous Blood Clots - Read more

Blood: Macrophages Control Red Blood Cells

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Photo: Macrophage and red blood cell [19/03/2013] Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have found that macrophages – white blood cells that play a key role in the immune response – also help to both produce and eliminate red blood cells.Blood: Macrophages Control Red Blood Cells - Read more

Kidney Injury: Potential Early Indicator Identified

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Photo: Researcher [15/03/2013] A guidance cue that helps kidneys form may also be a red flag that they are in danger, researchers of Georgia Regents University report.Kidney Injury: Potential Early Indicator Identified - Read more

Acute Aortic Dissection: Mortality Near 1 Percent per Hour

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Photo: Heart [13/03/2013] The belief among medical professionals in the 1950s that the mortality rate for type A acute aortic dissection during the initial 24 hours was one to two percent per hour appears to hold true in the contemporary era of treatment, based on a review of the large-scale IRAD registry of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Scientific Sessions.Acute Aortic Dissection: Mortality Near 1 Percent per Hour - Read more

Hypertension: Black Patients Not Prescribed Diuretics Enough

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Photo: Measuring blood pressure [23/01/2013] A research study of more than 600 black patients with uncontrolled hypertension found that less than half were prescribed a diuretic drug with proven benefit that costs just pennies a day, report researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College.Hypertension: Black Patients Not Prescribed Diuretics Enough - Read more

Blood Test: Identifying Trauma Patients at Risk of Death

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Photo: Blood test [18/01/2013] A simple, inexpensive blood test performed on trauma patients upon admission can help doctors easily identify patients at greatest risk of death, according to a new study by researchers at Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City.Blood Test: Identifying Trauma Patients at Risk of Death - Read more

Muscles: Cholesterol Medicine Affects Energy Production

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Photo: Medicine [04/01/2013] Up to 75 per cent of patients who take statins to treat elevated cholesterol levels may suffer from muscle pain. Scientists at the Center for Healthy Aging at the University of Copenhagen have now identified a possible mechanism underlying this unfortunate side effect.Muscles: Cholesterol Medicine Affects Energy Production - Read more

Stroke: When Helper Cells Become Harmful

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Photo: MRI-Images [19/11/2012] In case of strokes, the immune system contributes to the brain injury. Scientists of the Universities of Würzburg and Münster, Germany, now show for the first time in which way certain T helper cells are involved in the process.Stroke: When Helper Cells Become Harmful - Read more

 
 

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