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In the past 10 years, angioplasty and other procedures to unblock clogged arteries have steadily improved, probably due to increasing use of wire-mesh tubes called stents to help patients’ arteries stay open.
Researchers have identified a protein integral to making blood clot, a finding they hope will lead to better drugs for preventing clots in people at risk of heart attack or stroke.
Two research teams have discovered the genetic mutation that causes familial dysautonomia, a lethal hereditary disease that causes nervous system damage.
Two new studies add to the growing evidence that radiation treatment may keep arteries open longer after angioplasty.
Internal conflict about what and how much to eat not only induces production of a stress hormone but also may eventually weaken bones.
Estrogen-replacement therapy that includes estrogen increases breast-tissue density among postmenopausal women, but the estrogen-replacement drug raloxifene doesn’t.
Regular cocaine use may account for one-fourth of nonfatal heart attacks in people under age 45.
A mutation of a gene on the X chromosome can lead to a dangerous autoimmune disorder and type I diabetes.
Transplants of skeletal-muscle cells may help heal hearts damaged by illness or previous heart attacks.
Mice genetically engineered to make two proteins normally active in early nerve development are able to regrow damaged nerve fibers somewhat in their central nervous systems.
Two studies have contradictory findings about the impacts of animal protein on bones in elderly people.
Excess weight or height can have a blinding impact, fostering the development of cataracts.
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