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Tag: Heart Disease

Chest fibrosis
Scientists have created genetically engineered T cells that target activated cardiac fibroblasts in a transient manner, alleviating symptoms of cardiac injury [1]. HeartThe heart is a four-chambered organ located between our lungs. Blood is pumped by the heart through two loops, one to the lungs, oxygenating the blood, and the other out to the rest...
Heart and veins
The latest research published in the Journal of Anatomy found that spermidine alters the morphology of mitochondria in aged mouse heart tissue [1]. Mitochondrial dysfunction in the aging heart Why we Age: Mitochondrial DysfunctionAs they age, the mitochondria in our cells lose their ability to provide cellular energy and release reactive oxygen species that harm...
Heart Attack
Research published in Circulation has shown that mitochondrial, but not nuclear, telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT) protects against damage caused by heart attacks in a murine model. A non-canonical role While TERT's name comes from its main function, the protection of telomere length in the cellular nucleus, the researchers make it clear that TERT has other...
Human Heart
Researchers have found that the protein fortilin, which is abundant in the heart, protects it from failure by blocking apoptotic activity. This discovery opens new possibilities in treating age-related heart diseases [1]. When your heart fails you As menacing at it sounds, heart failure (HF) does not mean that your heart has completely failed, just...
Fish Oil
A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has shown that a model built on the concentration of four fatty acids predicts mortality in older people at least as well as a model that uses smoking and diabetes. A long-term cohort study This study used data from the Framingham Offspring Cohort. This particular...
Overwork
In the largest study of its kind to date, researchers have revealed that a considerable part of all deaths from ischemic heart disease and stroke worldwide is caused by working long hours [1]. Beware of Karoshi What can we do to live longer until science can produce a suitable solution to aging? One of the...