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Amount of Mitochondrial DNA Predicts Frailty and Mortality

Study could lead to mitochondrial DNA blood tests to foretell risk ...

A Novel Tool to Study Life-Threatening Arrhythmias: A Genetically Engineered Pig

Breakthrough in Genetic Engineering Could Advance Study of Arrhythmias and Heart Conduction, Say Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center ...

Patients Given Less Blood During Transfusions Do Well

Rutgers-led research finds similar survival rates whether transfusions are large or small ... Full story

Studies Compare Blood Clot Treatments, Illuminate Recurrence Risk in High-Risk Groups

SAN FRANCISCO – Studies presented at the 56th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition compare new and standard-of-care treatments for blood clots and further illuminate clot risks in vulnerable populations, such as cancer patients. ... Full story

New Strategies Boost Healthy Red Blood Cell Production to Target Anemia Across a Range of Blood Disorders

SAN FRANCISCO – Emerging treatment approaches may reduce the burden of anemia associated with blood disorders by enhancing production of healthy red blood cells, according to data presented today at the 56th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition. ... Full story

Penn Researchers Identify Protein Elevated in Blood That Predicts Post-Concussion Symptom Severity in Professional Athletes

PHILADELPHIA — Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects at least one in four Americans who are older than 60 and can significantly shorten lifespan. Yet the few available drugs for CKD can only modestly delay the disease’s progress towards kidney failure. Now, however, a team led by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has found an aspect of CKD’s development that points to a promising new therapeutic strategy. ... Full story

Blood Vessel Receptor That Responds To Light May Be New Target For Vascular Disease Treatments

Receptor reacts to specific light wavelength, a previously unknown discovery ... Full story

Growth factor regenerates damaged nerves without sprouting new blood vessels

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine have found that a growth factor can regenerate damaged peripheral nerves without causing the growth of new blood vessels — making it a unique candidate to treat nerve damage in areas of the body where the proliferation of blood vessels would be a drawback. ... Full story

Secondhand marijuana smoke may damage blood vessels as much as tobacco smoke

American Heart Association Meeting Report Abstract 19538 ... Full story

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