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Angioslide introduces new 5x300mm PROTEUS device for treating Superficial Femoral Artery

November 22, 2017

The U.N. meeting, slated for Sept. 19 and 20 in New York, is only the second ever such high-level meeting to be convened on a threat to global health - the first, a decade ago, was dedicated to fighting HIV and AIDS. But there are already fears the summit could be ineffective, with major rich-world players such as the United States, Europe and Japan reluctant to commit to taxes, regulations and targets for reducing the burden of these diseases. ???The real problem is not coming up with new solu...

New surprising discovery on division of mitochondria within cells

November 21, 2017

Mitochondrial defects have been linked to a wide range of degenerative conditions and diseases, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease and stroke. "Our studies suggest the possibility that human mitochondrial diseases could result from disruption or excessive contact between the endoplasmic reticulum and the mitochondria." Previous work, including research in Nunnari's lab at UC-Davis, has shown that mitochondrial division is regulated by a protein known as "dynamine-related p...

Pancreatic mesenchyme plays central role in the formation of mature beta cells

November 20, 2017

There's a long way to go before we can generate the type of cell that we are born with, but that's where the field needs to go, according to Hebrok. "Those are the most effective cells we can get," he added.NEW RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS HOPE IN MESENCHYMEFor the last several decades, much of the work in the field has focused on the pancreatic epithelium -- the tissues and cells in developing embryos that give rise to the mature organ and all the mature cells therein. But in recent years, Heb...

Yoga as therapy in neuropsychiatric disorders

November 19, 2017

Applying testing standards to yoga can be difficult though. It raises questions such as: What is a satisfactory placebo? How can patients and researchers be blinded to the intervention? And what is an accurate biological correlate to the illness? Testing the neurobiological effects of certain yoga practices on healthy subjects can provide evidence of its benefits, but not the direct cause-and-effect of clinical benefits for patients with psychiatric disorders.One study reported that OM chanting,...

St. Michael's Echocardiography and Vascular Laboratory receives ICAEL accreditation

November 18, 2017

Participants in the PURE study included 154,000 adults between 35 and 70 years old, of whom about 7500 had a history of heart disease or stroke, from 17 high, middle and low-income countries. Each person's use of medications was recorded, along with information about their age, sex, education, and key risk factors such as smoking, diabetes, hypertension and obesity.The research, the only multi-country study of its kind, was conducted at the Population Health Research Institute of McMaster and Ha...