A new anti-platelet drug shows potential for treating blood vessel clots in heart attacks, strokes and, possibly, COVID-19
Scientists have developed and tested a new anti-clotting drug in mice that shows promise for treating heart attacks and stroke. It may also prove useful for COVID-19.
July 15, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: stroke covid-19 coronavirus heart heart-attack sars-cov-2 drug-development blood-clot ischemic-heart-disease
A new type of artificial heart valve, made of long-lived polymers, could mean that millions of patients with diseased heart valves will no longer require
Tags: advanced-materials heart-disease health medicine animal-research heart
What is the ACE2 receptor, how is it connected to coronavirus and why might it be key to treating COVID-19? The experts explain
The ACE2 receptor allows the virus that causes COVID-19 to infect and destroy our cells. What is the normal role of ACE2 in the body, and could it be the key to blocking infection?
May 14, 2020 • ~11 min
Tags: covid-19 heart inflammation lungs sars-cov-2 ace2
Who is most likely to survive an infection of the new coronavirus? Two immunologists explain that it is those who mount exactly the right immune response – not too weak, not too strong.
April 29, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: covid-19 heart immune-system pandemic lungs sars-cov-2 viruses pneumonia ace2 immunosuppressant immunocompromised
An inherited gene makes certain healthy foods taste exceptionally bitter and unpleasant, according to researchers.
Tags: heart food diet-nutrition
Offspring whose mothers had a complicated pregnancy may be at greater risk of heart disease in later life, according to a new study in sheep. The research, led by a team at the University of Cambridge, suggests that our cards may be marked even before we are born.
Tags: heart-disease health animal-research cardiovascular-disease-cvd pregnancy heart
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