cardiology

A wireless sensor so small clinicians can implant it in the blood vessels of the brain could help evaluate healing of aneurysms. Aneurysms are bulges that can cause death or serious injury if they burst. The stretchable sensor, which operates without batteries, would wrap around stents or diverters implanted to control blood flow in vessels… Read more

MDMA, Brazil, Omega-3

MDMA treatment for alcoholism could reduce relapse, a story in the Guardian is reporting.  While it is encouraging to see major media coverage for psychedelics research, the title is a bit misleading. That is because it implies that using MDMA, also known as ecstasy, can treat alcoholism, whereas it is actually MDMA-assisted psychotherapy that is… Read more

People who follow the paleo diet have twice the amount of a key blood biomarker linked closely to heart disease, the world’s first major study examining the impact of the diet on gut bacteria has found. Researchers from Edith Cowan University (ECU) compared 44 people on the diet with 47 following a traditional Australian diet… Read more

Death rates due to heart failure are now increasing, and this increase is most prominent among younger adults under 65, research finds. The increase in premature death from heart failure was highest among black men under age 65. The study is first to show that death rates due to heart failure have been increasing since… Read more

Stem cells derived from the placenta known as Cdx2 cells can regenerate healthy heart cells after heart attacks in animal models, new research from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has shown. The findings may represent a novel treatment for regenerating the heart and other organs. “Cdx2 cells have historically been thought to only… Read more