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Tag: atherosclerosis

July 16, 2020
A new perspective published in Cell explains a direct link between genomic instability, one of the primary hallmarks of aging, and age-related diseases. Somatic mutations Mutation is normally explained as the driving force behind evolution, as changes in the germ lines of organisms result in beneficial and harmful mutations to organisms. The organisms with the...
July 10, 2020
Researchers suggest that trimethylamine, a metabolic byproduct that is created when bacteria in the gut break down foods such as red meat, may be a key player in vascular aging. Trimethylamine and vascular aging Some researchers believe that trimethylamine damages our arteries, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Colorado...
July 02, 2020
Researchers have found out how LDL cholesterol is able to enter our cells with the help of two proteins that form a doorway into the cell. The findings have ramifications for treating heart disease, which is currently the world's greatest killer. Revealing how LDL gets into our cells We have all likely heard about good...
June 26, 2020
Cyclodextrins have been of particular interest in the context of treating atherosclerosis, so today we want to highlight some interesting research that uses a novel delivery method to combat this disease. Nanoparticles improve drug delivery Cyclodextrins describe a group of cyclic oligosaccharides, which have a varied range of uses in the food, pharmaceutical, drug delivery,...
June 25, 2020
A new study has seen researchers alter the balance of harmful bacteria in the gut microbiome to reduce cholesterol and reverse atherosclerosis in mice fed a high-fat Western diet. What is the gut microbiome? The gut microbiome describes the varied community of bacteria, archaea, eukarya, and viruses that inhabit our gut. The four bacterial phyla...
January 30, 2020
Researchers from Stanford University and Michigan State University have teamed up to create a nanoparticle that can eat away at the arterial plaques that lead to strokes and heart attacks in a mouse model of atherosclerosis. The team has created a nanoparticle that acts like a Trojan horse, targeting atherosclerotic plaque to reduce its amount...