Dogs help to decode human DNA

submitted by: COMED2010
Dogs are more than man’s best friends; they can help us unravelling the genetic of diseases such as cancer, epilepsy, cardiovascular troubles, diabetes etc. Living in the same environment human and dogs are suffering from the same diseases but the genetic complexity is quite lower in dogs. During 4 years 20 veterinary schools spread across Europe are working together to collect 10.000 blood samples from purebred dogs affected by similar diseases as human. The analysis of the genome of...

New heart valve development for children

submitted by: COMED2010
The general objective of the LifeValve project is to develop a new therapeutic strategy to treat heart valve disease. In particular, the development of a tissue engineered living heart valve, with the capacity of growth in accordance with the growths of children, which can be implanted without an operation by minimally invasive catheter technology will be addressed. The rationale for first focussing on paediatric applications is twofold: First, a novel, tissue engineered living heart valve...

Stress, Depression and the Risk of Heart Disease

submitted by: ZRT_Laboratory

Dr. Sanjay Kapur, Scientific Director at ZRT Laboratory, is talking about the effects of depression and stress on the risk of heart disease.

hs-CRP and Heart Disease

submitted by: ZRT_Laboratory

Dr. Sanjay Kapur, ZRT Laboratory Scientific Director, talks about the relation between CRP and heart disease. Read more of Sanjay's blogs at: http://sanjay-kapur.blogspot.com/

Testosterone and Men's Health

submitted by: ZRT_Laboratory

Dr. Sanjay Kapur is talking about the connection between testosterone and cardiometabolic health in men.

Dr Escobedo discusses January 2010 Mayo Clinic Proceedings article

submitted by: mcgheekkm

Dr. Jorge Escobedo of the Mexican Social Security Institute, Mexico City, discusses January 10 Mayo Clinic Proceedings (http://tinyurl.com/yjemrap) article describing a cohort of patients selected for the presence of coronary artery disease, duration of diabetes mellitus of 20 or more years, and microalbuminuria or macroalbuminuria.

Dr. Leslie Cooper Jr discusses Nov 9 2009 Mayo Clinic Proceedings article on viral myocarditis

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Dr. Leslie Cooper Jr, Cardiologist at Mayo Clinic, discusses the diagnosis and treatment of viral myocarditis (article available at http://tiny.cc/SYGHi).