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Researchers investigate the potential of spider silk protein for engineering artificial heart

Ever more people are suffering from cardiac insufficiency, despite significant advances in preventing and minimising damage to the heart. The main cause of reduced cardiac functionality lies ...

Fri 18 Aug 17 from Medical Xpress

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Make way for hemoglobin

Every cell in the body, whether skin or muscle or brain, starts out as a generic cell that acquires its unique characteristics after undergoing a process of specialization. Nowhere is this process ...

Fri 18 Aug 17 from Medical Xpress

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Lasers used to detect risk of heart attack and stroke

Patients at risk of heart attacks and strokes may be spotted earlier thanks to a diagnosis tool that uses near-infrared light to identify high-risk arterial plaques, according to research carried ...

Fri 18 Aug 17 from Medical Xpress

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How whip-like cell appendages promote bodily fluid flow

Researchers at Nagoya University have identified a molecule that enables cell appendages called cilia to beat in a coordinated way to drive the flow of fluid around the brain; this prevents ...

Fri 18 Aug 17 from Medical Xpress

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Antibiotics found to weaken immune response to disease

Adding another reason for doctors to avoid the overuse of antibiotics, new research shows that a reduction in the variety of microbes in the gut interferes with the immune system's ability to ...

Fri 18 Aug 17 from Medical Xpress

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Cholesterol crystals are sure sign a heart attack may loom

A new Michigan State University study on 240 emergency room patients shows just how much of a role a person's cholesterol plays, when in a crystallized state, during a heart attack.

Thu 17 Aug 17 from Medical Xpress

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Organ 'Crosstalk:' Fatty Liver Can Cause Damage to Other Organs

NewsStudies show that not only the extent, but above all the location and function of adipose tissue play a decisive role in the development of diabetes.Contributed Author: German Center ...

Fri 18 Aug 17 from Laboratory Equipment

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Are stem cells the link between bacteria and cancer?

Gastric carcinoma is one of the most common causes of cancer-related deaths, primarily because most patients present at an advanced stage of the disease. The main cause of this cancer is the ...

Thu 17 Aug 17 from Medical Xpress

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Brain protein found to control appetite and body fat composition

NPGL, a recently discovered protein involved in brain signalling, has been found to increase fat storage by the body even when on a low-calorie diet.

Thu 17 Aug 17 from Phys.org

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Peroxisomes identified as 'fighters' in the battle against bacterial infections

A new addition to the fight against bacteria comes in the unlikely form of an organelle that previously had no link to the immune response. University of Alberta researchers have found that ...

Thu 17 Aug 17 from Medical Xpress

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