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Tag: Atherosclerosis

Blood cells in an artery
January 11, 2021
Today, we want to highlight the results of a recent long-term study, which collected data over a four-year period to investigate the link between aortic stiffening and cognitive decline, including dementia. During aging, our blood vessels become increasingly stiff and lose their flexibility, and the cells comprising it struggle to contract and relax properly. Blood...
DNA mutation
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...
Red meat
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...
Narrow artery
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...
Atherosclerotic artery
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,...
Villi and bacteria
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...