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Heart Failure, G protein-coupled receptor , Drug Target, Cardiology, Chronic Heart Failure

Scientists Identify Protein Linked to Chronic Heart Failure

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Researchers in Japan have identified a receptor protein on the surface of heart cells that promotes chronic heart failure. The study, “Corticotropin releasing hormone receptor 2 exacerbates chronic cardiac dysfunction,” which will be published May 26 in The Journal of Experimental Medicine, suggests that inhibiting this protein could help treat a disease that affects more than 20 million people worldwide.

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Pediatrics, Medical Device

Heart Device Safety Study Brings Vision of Child-Specific Medical Devices Closer to Reality

The reduced-size Amplatzer duct occluder II (ADO II), a heart device developed to repair one of the most common congenital heart defects, is safe to use in very small children. That’s according to new research published in the May 2017 issue of Catheterization and Cardiovascular Intervention.

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Fruit Flies Journey to International Space Station to Study Effects of Zero Gravity on the Heart

Researchers at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) today announced six boxes of fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster) will travel to the International Space Station (ISS) to study the impact of weightlessness on the heart. The fruit flies are scheduled to launch on June 1, 2017, from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and will travel to the ISS via a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft.

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Pulmonary, Pulmonology, Critical Care, Sepsis, ICU, ICU mortality, COPD, COPD research, COPD treatment, Lungs

ATS 2017 Wrap-Up: Rapid Sepsis Treatment, Predicting Mortality After the ICU and More

Thousands of critical care and pulmonology specialists from across the world gathered this week for the American Thoracic Society International Conference in Washington, D.C., to share research, medical developments and best practices for patient care. Here, we highlight a few standouts.

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Diabetes & Endocrinology, Diabetes Management, Indy500, Sports Medicine, Type 1 Diabetes, Blood Sugar, Blood Sugar Level, Cardiovascular Fitness, Body Composition, G-force, Glucose, Racing, Motorsports

Why This IndyCar Driver Is Outpacing Diabetes

New Michigan State University research is the first to help a professional race car driver with diabetes improve his performance during competition, helping him capture two top-5 finishes at the Indianapolis 500.

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National Institutes Of Health (NIH), National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Ming-Hui Zou, Georgia Research Alliance, Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar, diabetic vascular diseases , Enzyme, Molecular Mechanism

National Institutes of Health $2.3 Million Renewal Grant Funds Study of Enzyme, Molecular Mechanism in Diabetic Vascular Diseases

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Dr. Ming-Hui Zou, director of the Center for Molecular & Translational Medicine and a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Molecular Medicine, has renewed a four-year, $2.3 million federal grant to study the role of an enzyme in causing diabetic vascular diseases and the molecular mechanism that leads to these diseases.

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Bicuspid Aortic Valve, Genetics, Genome, GWA

Study Implicates Two Genetic Variants in Bicuspid Aortic Valve Development

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Michigan Medicine researchers report a key protein is affected during heart valve formation, in the first genomewide study of bicuspid aortic valve.

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Genetic Mutation Studies Help Validate New Strategy for Reducing Lipids, Cholesterol

A new strategy – an injectable antibody – for lowering blood lipids and thereby potentially preventing coronary artery disease and other conditions caused by the build-up of fats, cholesterol, and other substances on the artery walls, is supported by findings from two new studies from researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Three Types of Work Stress Increasing in the U.S., According to SUNY Downstate Researchers

Two stressful work characteristics, low job control and “job strain” – that is, high-demand, low-control work – have been increasing in the U.S. since 2002. The findings may explain why declines in cardiovascular disease and related mortality have slowed. Researchers also found an increase in "work-family conflict."

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Penn’s Garret FitzGerald Receives American Heart Association Merit Award to Enhance Blood Pressure Control

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Garret FitzGerald, MD, FRS, director of the Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has received a $1 million Merit Award from the American Heart Association (AHA) to help the millions of patients with high blood pressure improve their condition.







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