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Blood-Thinning Drugs Linked with Lower Dementia Risk

People with irregular heart rhythms given anti-coagulation drugs to reduce their risk of stroke were also less likely to develop dementia than their counterparts not receiving blood-thinners. . . . → Read More: Blood-Thinning Drugs Linked with Lower Dementia Risk

Geisinger, Pharmas Partner on Diabetes Model

An alliance between the Geisinger Health System and two pharmaceutical companies is developing a computer model to predict long-term health risks of patients with type 2 diabetes. . . . → Read More: Geisinger, Pharmas Partner on Diabetes Model

Risks of E-Cigarette Use, Ingredients Highlighted

Several sessions at a scientific meeting on respiratory diseases report on effects of electronic cigarettes on people’s health, including those who also smoke conventional cigarettes. . . . → Read More: Risks of E-Cigarette Use, Ingredients Highlighted

NIH Funds Heart Tissue Regeneration Tests in Pigs

An experimental drug to help grow new heart tissue after a heart attack is advancing to tests in pigs, with help from National Institutes of Health. . . . → Read More: NIH Funds Heart Tissue Regeneration Tests in Pigs

Phone App Found to Measure Heart Health Metrics

A medical engineering team designed a smartphone app that in a clinical study shows it can measure key factors in heart health as accurately as MRI scans. . . . → Read More: Phone App Found to Measure Heart Health Metrics

Trial Shows Smartphone App Finds More Heart Disease

Results from a clinical trial show an electrocardiogram app on a smartphone detects more cases of irregular heart beats than routine office visits. . . . → Read More: Trial Shows Smartphone App Finds More Heart Disease

Injectable Patch Designed to Repair Heart Tissue

An injectable soft mesh patch seeded with cardiac cells is shown to fix damaged heart tissue in tests with lab animals, as an alternative to open-heart surgery. . . . → Read More: Injectable Patch Designed to Repair Heart Tissue

Patent Set for Peptide Nerve Damage Treatments

The European Patent Office announced its intent to award a patent on treatments for nerve cell damage based on the peptide thymosin beta 4. . . . → Read More: Patent Set for Peptide Nerve Damage Treatments

University, Company Employ AI for Anti-Aging Drugs

The medical analytics company Insilico Medicine is partnering with a university in Denmark to apply artificial intelligence to find new treatments for diseases associated with early aging. . . . → Read More: University, Company Employ AI for Anti-Aging Drugs

Synthetic Beating Heart Repair Tissue Being Developed

A bioengineering team is developing a synthetic patch that contracts and sends electrical signals to repair heart muscle tissue after a heart attack. . . . → Read More: Synthetic Beating Heart Repair Tissue Being Developed