Posts Tagged: cardiovascular

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RNAs that make your heart beat

Love, life, health and vitality. All are connected through one symbol: the beating of a heart. Often we don’t notice the strength of this organ until it starts to beat fast enough in our chests that we can feel it. One of the most beautiful instances of a racing heart happens during social bonding and when we fall in… Read article →


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Exosomes in cardiovascular diseases – good or bad?

Exosomes and other extracellular vesicles (EVs) are key mediators of intercellular communication that impact the physiology of cells, tissues and organs. Exosomes participate in cellular functions, including carrying and delivering cargo such as proteins, liquids, messenger RNA (mRNA) and non-coding RNA (ncRNA). Due to their ability to circulate freely in body fluids and provide a… Read article →


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Hidden scars on the heart, revealed by microRNA

Here in the United States, our annual holiday celebrating romantic love is right around the corner. Whatever one’s opinion is about Valentine’s Day – overcommercialized and overrated, a sweet time to show appreciation, or just another day on the calendar – one can’t avoid the ubiquitous heart symbols in the shops. So in this heart-suffused… Read article →



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Getting insight into the body: it’s all about the blood

Blood tells us lots of things. From cardiovascular health to cholesterol to inflammation to vitamin D levels – there is no shortage of information. Historically, blood was used to determine physiological and biochemical states, such as disease and organ function – but now, there are new technologies being developed to run the next generation of… Read article →