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3D rendering of plaque in arteries
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News Release
A team of researchers says it has linked sensitivity to an allergen in red meat to the buildup of plaque in the arteries of the heart. While high saturated fat levels in red meat have long been known to contribute to heart disease for people in general, the new finding suggests that a subgroup of the population may be at heightened risk for a diffe...
Street sign of a Barber Shop
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Research Features
Marc Sims says he was surprised when he walked into his neighborhood barbershop one Saturday morning two years ago and spotted several strangers in gray polo shirts carrying medical gear. Soon enough the 43-year-old law-firm operations clerk, a regular at the Inglewood, California barbershop, learned that the “strangers” were engaged in a research...
3D Illustration of lungs with a person's arm reaching out. Stock photo.
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Research Features
More than 30,000 people in the United States live with cystic fibrosis , a life-threatening genetic disorder that causes serious damage to the lungs and digestive system. Though it affects people of all racial and ethnic groups, the disease is most common among Caucasians. And while the median age of people who have it is 42, advances in the treatm...