(SOURCE: LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITÄT MÜNCHEN) – Cells of the innate immune system that play an important role in development of atherosclerosis contain a protein that reduces levels of cholesterol in mice – and thus helps to inhibit or mitigate the disease. Atherosclerosis remains one of the primary causes of premature death in modern Western societies. The term itself refers […]
(AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION) According to a recent press release, new guidelines for the treatment of peripheral artery disease (PAD), include recommendations on the use of antiplatelet therapy to reduce the risk of blood clots and statin drugs to lower cholesterol and advise PAD patients to participate in a structured exercise program.
(Mayo Clinic) According to a recent Mayo Clinic press release, atherosclerosis is a disease in which arteries narrow due to plaques. That narrowing can lead to heart attacks and strokes — both of which are leading causes of death in the U.S. Now, in a paper published in Science, Mayo Clinic researchers and colleagues show […]
(BRIGHAM AND WOMEN’S HOSPITAL) According to a recent press release from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, researchers have found two new potential drug targets for treating arterial diseases such as atherosclerosis. By using proteomics to screen a vast number of molecules, the researchers identified PARP9 and PARP14 – two members of the PARP family of proteins – […]