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Heart cells’ environment a potentially major factor in heart disease

By William Weir When it comes to heart disease, the health of the scaffold where cardiac cells grow may be a much bigger factor than previously believed. Stuart Campbell, associate professor of biomedical engineering & cellular and molecular physiology, led a team of researchers examined the effects of a diseased extracellular matrix (ECM) — the… Read More »

Holidays ‘cut your risk of heart disease’ 

Just in time for your summer holiday! Scientists prove a vacation is GOOD for your health ‘because it cuts your risk of heart disease’ More vacation person takes a year, the lower their risk of metabolic syndrome Cluster of conditions including hypertension and high cholesterol For every holiday you take, risk of metabolic syndrome goes… Read More »