It’s not news that divorce is stressful – stressful enough that past research has frequently documented poorer health among divorcees. But those with a previous divorce, particularly women, appear to have a higher risk of heart attack, found a study published in the journal Circulation today. Well established risk factors for coronary heart disease, the […]

BERLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–OMEICOS Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company developing first-in-class small molecule therapeutics for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases including atrial fibrillation (AF), today announced that it has raised EUR 6.2 million in a Series A round. Participating in the round were Vesalius Biocapital II S.A. SICAR, acting as lead; a SMS Group Company; VC […]

ANDOVER, Mass., April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — TransMedics, the company that developed the Organ Care System (OCS™) announces that the groundbreaking series of adult heart transplants from a new potential source of donors completed in the latter half of 2014 has today been published in The Lancet. The OCS™ platform is the only medical device […]

CULVER CITY, CA–(Marketwired – Apr 13, 2015) – Researchers at Caltech and Indi Molecular announced today a landmark publication in Nature Chemistry suggesting that the PCC (protein catalyzed capture) agent binding technology may enable the creation of highly specific therapeutics for targets that have long been considered undruggable. PCC technology was invented at Caltech and […]

Scientists from the Institute of Food Research have found evidence for a mechanism by which certain food compounds could help protect our health. Dietary studies have shown that people who eat the largest amounts of fruit and vegetables have a reduced risk of developing chronic conditions, such as heart disease and cancer. There could be […]

Acetaminophen reduces both pain and pleasure, study finds COLUMBUS, Ohio — Researchers studying the commonly used pain reliever acetaminophen found it has a previously unknown side effect: It blunts positive emotions. In the study, participants who took acetaminophen reported less strong emotions when they saw both very pleasant and very disturbing photos, when compared to […]

Eating Out = High Blood Pressure? A recent study on university-going young adults, by researchers from the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore (Duke-NUS), is the first ever to show an association between meals eaten away from home and high blood pressure. These findings highlight lifestyle factors that can affect hypertension and emphasise the importance of […]

Study Finds Cancer Link For Muscle-Building Supplements A new study associates taking muscle-building supplements with an increased risk of testicular cancer. Men who used such pills and powders were more likely to have developed testicular cancer than those who did not, especially if they started before age 25, took more than one supplement, or used […]

  BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA – Bioengineers in California have developed a system that allows human heart cells to function outside the body, a development that could potentially prove a powerful tool   for drug development as well as pave the way toward personalizing treatments for patients with heart conditions.    “It is the first demonstration of […]

WASHINGTON, April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A new study suggests that an investigational drug for multiple sclerosis (MS) may repair myelin, the fatty material that protects nerves and is damaged in MS, according to a study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 67th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, April […]