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MonthDecember 2015

Researchers identify rare genes linked to stress-triggered heart disease.

Stress-induced Cardiomyopathy (SIC) is a temporary condition where a person’s heart muscle becomes suddenly weakened or ‘stunned’ and the left ventricle changes shape.  Patients with SIC generally show no symptoms … Continue Reading Researchers identify rare genes linked to stress-triggered heart disease.

Researchers purify and grow human astrocytes-in-a-dish for the first time ever.

Astrocytes are star-shaped glial cells in the brain and spinal cord.  They perform many functions, including biochemical support of endothelial cells that form the blood–brain barrier, provision of nutrients to … Continue Reading Researchers purify and grow human astrocytes-in-a-dish for the first time ever.