All posts tagged "blood vessels"
Changing Diet Can Improve Blood Vessel Function, Reducing Risk of Heart Disease
Scientists have found that adjusting the type of vegetables, beans, and grains consumed has a significant postive effect on blood vessel health, and reduced early indicators of cardiovascular risk. Reducing the consumption of foods rich in the...
- Posted May 1, 2013
Understanding Blood Vessel Development Suggests Approaches to Block Lines to Tumors
Tumors depend on the development of new blood vessels to grow. As the delivery of oxygen and other nutrients is necessary after the tumor increases to a certain size, blocking this process is a way to slow...
- Posted May 13, 2011
Reason for Blood Vessel Damage in Diabetic Patients Discovered
Damage to blood vessels is a major complication for people with diabetes, and can lead to severe outcomes, such as heart attack and stroke. Scientists studying the function of blood vessels have now demonstrated that reduced levels...
- Posted January 31, 2011
Blood Vessels Play a Key Role in Defending Against Cancer: Study
The growth of tumors is closely linked with the development of nearby blood vessels. New research shows that the cells that line the blood vessels normally play an critical role in preventing tumor formation. The cells secrete...
- Posted January 19, 2011
Capsaicin in Chili Peppers Could Help With High Blood Pressure
According to a study, for those with high blood pressure, chili peppers might be just what the doctor ordered. While the active ingredient that gives the peppers their heat-a compound known as capsaicin-might set your mouth on...
- Posted August 3, 2010
Disturbed Blood Flow Predicts Where Atherosclerosis Will Later Appear
A new animal model of atherosclerosis has allowed researchers to identify a host of genes turned on or off during the initial stages of the process, before a plaque appears in the affected blood vessel.
- Posted June 23, 2010
Clot Vacuum Cleaner That Sucks Out Stroke Producing Blockages
A clot vacuum cleaner that sucks out stroke-producing blockages from blood vessels in the brain sounds like science fiction. But 27 Calgary patients who were rescued from massive strokes know the endovascular procedure is for real, Dr....
- Posted June 9, 2010
Super Charged Stem Cells Successfully Generated Blood Vessels
Stem cells hold great potential as a way to promote tissue regeneration, but this approach has been limited because stem cells don’t produce enough growth factors after transplantation. In a study in mice, researchers have boosted stem...
- Posted October 7, 2009
Healthy Blood Vessels May Prevent Fat Growth
The cells lining blood vessels are known to be important for maintaining health, but researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine believe these cells may perform an unsuspected task – controlling the development of fat cells....
- Posted September 22, 2008