Smaller, smarter cardiac monitoring available at the University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center will help patients find the answer to unexplained fainting or heart palpitations. Smaller than a key, it’s inserted just beneath the skin and allows wireless, remote monitoring of heart rhythms.
– University of Michigan Health System|3/12/2014 2:00 PM EDT
A new fossil species, Cotylocara macei, shows evidence of echolocation and the complex anatomy underlying this unique behavior that has evolved in toothed whales, dolphins, and porpoises.
– New York Institute of Technology|3/12/2014 2:00 PM EDT
Cardiovascular researchers from the Cardiovascular Research Center at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, and University of California, San Diego have identified a small, but powerful, new player in the onset and progression of heart failure. Their findings, published in the journal Nature on March 12, also show how they successfully blocked the newly discovered culprit to halt the debilitating and chronic life-threatening condition in its tracks.
– Mount Sinai Medical Center|3/12/2014 2:00 PM EDT
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have developed a method for modifying organic molecules that significantly expands the possibilities for developing new pharmaceuticals and improving old ones.
– Scripps Research Institute|3/12/2014 2:00 PM EDT
An international team of scientists has discovered that the obesity-associated elements within FTO interact with IRX3, a distant gene on the genome that appears to be the functional obesity gene. The FTO gene itself appears to have only a peripheral effect on obesity. The study appears online March 12 in Nature.
– University of Chicago Medical Center|3/12/2014 2:00 PM EDT
UIC web tool identifies problem codes for reimbursement.
– University of Illinois at Chicago|3/12/2014 12:30 PM EDT
The return of spring marks the end of the cold and flu season, but the warmer weather and longer days present a different set of health issues. For many people, spring means itchy, watery eyes or runny, congested noses due to allergies. Knowing your specific allergy will help determine whether you can expect problems during this time of year.
– Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center|3/12/2014 12:00 PM EDT
Drinking a lot of water is often advised to those who are trying to lose weight. But a nutrition expert at UAB says, while it is important, it’s not the magic bullet to weight loss.
– University of Alabama at Birmingham|3/12/2014 12:00 PM EDT
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