Membrane-bound virus clusters provide promising target for the treatment of gastroenteritis, other diseases Researchers have found that a group of viruses that cause severe stomach illness—including the one famous for widespread outbreaks on cruise ships— get transmitted to humans through membrane-cloaked “virus clusters” that exacerbate the spread...
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.
Atrial fibrillation is the most common heart rhythm disorder, and a leading cause of heart failure and stroke.
The cytoskeleton is a structure that helps cells maintain their shape and internal organization, and it also provides mechanical support that enables cells to carry out essential functions like division and movement.
Researchers recently discovered that the human heart contains distinct subsets of white blood cells called macrophages, which have different functional properties.
A team of researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) is developing engineered blood vessels that have the characteristics of common cardiac and vascular conditions to provide a more accurate way to test new medications and speed the development of new treatments for disease.
African American adults under high levels of stress are at greater risk of heart disease and stroke, and less likely to achieve good levels of cardiovascular health.
Inflammatory cells and their products are increasingly being considered as potential drug targets for the treatment of abnormal narrowing of the arteries, heart attack, and heart failure.
Researchers are reporting that the control of blood sugar (glucose) levels by insulin can change rapidly in response to shifting bedtimes (sleep schedules) in a way that may raise the risk of diabetes.
Unfractionated heparin (UFH) is the standard anticoagulant for inhibiting the formation of blood clots in patients who undergo cardiopulmonary bypass, which allows cardiac procedures to be carried out in a motionless, bloodless surgical field and is performed annually on more than one million...
Middle-aged adults who follow a Mediterranean-style diet are at significantly lower risk of developing fatty liver disease than others who do not follow this diet, researchers are reporting.