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a study from researchers at the Scripps Research Institute develops molecules capable of reducing unhealthy gut bacteria to reverse the narrowing of arteries in an animal study. The team states their cyclic peptide molecules remodeled the mouse gut microbiota into a healthier state to reduce cholesterol levels strongly inhibiting atherosclerosis.

Molecules alter the gut microbiota to reverse narrowing of arteries in an animal study.

Atherosclerosis is a chronic disease involving the build-up of plaque consisting of fat, cholesterol, calcium, and other blood-based substances. Sequentially, the plaque hardens and narrows the arteries to limit the … Continue Reading Molecules alter the gut microbiota to reverse narrowing of arteries in an animal study.

Injectable gel used to prevent heart failure in animal model after heart attack.

During a heart attack, clots or narrowed arteries block blood flow, harming or killing cells within the tissue.  However, the damage doesn’t end after the crushing pain subsides. The heart’s … Continue Reading Injectable gel used to prevent heart failure in animal model after heart attack.

Physical inactivity cost the world $67 billion in 2013 says first ever estimate.

The pandemic of physical inactivity is associated with a range of chronic diseases and early deaths. Despite the well documented disease burden, the economic burden of physical inactivity remains unquantified … Continue Reading Physical inactivity cost the world $67 billion in 2013 says first ever estimate.

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