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Medical Xpress / Zapping nerves with ultrasound lowers drug-resistant blood pressure

Brief pulses of ultrasound delivered to nerves near the kidney produced a clinically meaningful drop in blood pressure in people whose hypertension did not respond to a triple cocktail of medications, reports a new study ...

4 hours ago in Cardiology
Medical Xpress / Tailored, earlier heart failure rehab has physical, emotional benefits for patients

An innovative cardiac rehabilitation intervention started earlier and more custom-tailored to the individual improved physical function, frailty, quality-of-life, and depression in hospitalized heart failure patients, compared ...

4 hours ago in Cardiology
Medical Xpress / Heart study: Low- and regular-dose aspirin safe, effective

An unusual study that had thousands of heart disease patients enroll themselves and track their health online as they took low- or regular-strength aspirin concludes that both doses seem equally safe and effective for preventing ...

16 hours ago in Cardiology
Medical Xpress / Did the coronavirus escape from a lab? The idea deserves a second look, scientists say

Eighteen scientists from some of the world's most prestigious research institutions are urging their colleagues to dig deeper into the origins of the coronavirus responsible for the global pandemic.

Medical Xpress / Researchers report first instance of COVID-19 triggering recurrent blood clots in arms

Researchers at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School are reporting the first instance of COVID-19 triggering a rare recurrence of potentially serious blood clots in people's arms.

May 15, 2021 in Vaccination
Medical Xpress / COVID-19 vaccine messaging that focuses on personal benefits is most effective with those who are hesitant

Researchers from the University of Oxford, funded by the National Institute for Health (NIHR) Research Oxford Biomedical Research Center (BRC) and the Oxford Health BRC, tested the responses of a representative group of 18,885 ...

May 14, 2021 in Psychology & Psychiatry
Medical Xpress / Bio-inspired scaffolds help promote muscle growth

Rice University bioengineers are fabricating and testing tunable electrospun scaffolds completely derived from decellularized skeletal muscle to promote the regeneration of injured skeletal muscle.

May 14, 2021 in Biomedical technology
Medical Xpress / The First Cell: Jump-starting the global cancer revolution

"The First Cell" is the title of a revolutionary book written in 2019 by oncologist Azra Raza from the Columbia University Medical Center. In it, she calls for a radical shift in cancer funding away from its current predominant ...

May 14, 2021 in Medical research
Medical Xpress / Compound may prevent risk of a form of arrhythmia from common medications

Dozens of commonly used drugs, including antibiotics, antinausea and anticancer medications, have a potential side effect of lengthening the electrical event that triggers contraction, creating an irregular heartbeat, or ...

May 14, 2021 in Cardiology
Medical Xpress / New research optimizes body's own immune system to fight cancer

A groundbreaking study led by engineering and medical researchers at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities shows how engineered immune cells used in new cancer therapies can overcome physical barriers to allow a patient's ...

May 14, 2021 in Oncology & Cancer
Medical Xpress / Heart attack recovery aided by injecting heart muscle cells that overexpress cyclin D2

In a large-animal study, researchers have shown that heart attack recovery is aided by injection of heart muscle cells derived from human induced pluripotent stem cell line, or hiPSCs, that overexpress cyclin D2. This research, ...

May 14, 2021 in Cardiology
Medical Xpress / Fruit flies and mosquitos are 'brainier' than most people suspect, say scientists

In research made possible when COVID-19 sidelined other research projects, scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine meticulously counted brain cells in fruit flies and three species of mosquitos, revealing a number that would ...

May 14, 2021 in Neuroscience