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...
Researchers have used gene-editing technology to more accurately predict how a specific gene impacts an individual’s risk for heart disease.
Teenagers who don’t get enough sleep may have a higher likelihood of developing risk factors for heart disease, such has high blood pressure and excess body fat, researchers are reporting.
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.
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...
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.
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...