New method would make the most of the balance between the good and bad of free radicals
Gene therapy has been touted as a possible way to cure genetic diseases, but new research suggests that it could also fight the wear and tear that leads to cardiovascular diseases.
An excess of free radicals can cause damage that often contributes to heart disease and atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). But some kinds of free radicals also benefit cells by serving as signaling molecules that relay information as part of the cells’ normal operation.
To work within this delicate balance, researchers in