New approach to the design of therapies that enhance the effect of cholesterol-lowering drugs

by Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares - CNIC

A study published in Nature Cardiovascular Research reveals smooth muscle-derived cells as a new target for reducing the size of atherosclerotic plaque. The results open up new avenues for the design ...

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Sclerostin, a key protein for cardiovascular health in patients with type 2 diabetes

by Instituto de Investigación Biosanitaria - Ibs Granada

The study, published in the journal Cardiovascular Diabetology, shows that sclerostin has a protective role against the development of atherosclerosis in patients with type 2 diabetes.

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A study identified a gene that protects against atherosclerosis

by Fundació Clínic per a la Recerca Biomèdica

Using mouse models and human samples, a team from Clínic-IDIBAPS has detected that low expression of the ZEB1 gene increases the size of atherosclerosis plaques and the possibility of suffering a car...

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Enhancing atherosclerosis diagnosis using ultrasmall calcium carbonate nanoparticles

by CIC biomaGUNE

A CIC biomaGUNE team has designed and compared nanoparticles that provide information about the stage of plaque development in atherosclerosis, and in the study they have achieved a pioneering and sim...

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Carotene-rich diet associated with lower presence of fat in the arteries

by Fundació Bosch i Gimpera

A high level of carotene in the blood is associated with a lower presence of atherosclerosis in the arteries and, therefore, with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease. This is the conclusion of a ne...

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Atherosclerosis accelerates aging

by Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares - CNIC

A new CNIC study shows that low-grade systemic inflammation triggered by subcinical atherosclerosis accelerates epigenetic aging in otherwise healthy young individuals

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JACC: CNIC researchers explain how high blood pressure, the most important cause of disease worldwide, accelerates atherosclerosis

by Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares - CNIC

The new insight supports the need to keep both LDL cholesterol and blood pressure low throughout life by healthy diet choices, weight control, exercise, and, when needed, by drug therapy

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Sant Pau publishes Theranosthics

by Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau

Researchers from the Research Group on Lipids and Cardiovascular Pathology at IR Sant Pau and IIBB-CSIC, led by Dr. Vicenta Llorente, have published an article in Theranosthics.

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Spanish scientists identify a biomarker that detects atherosclerosis before the appearance of symptoms

by Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares - CNIC

The study, published today in JACC, shows that activation of the complement system is one of the most characteristic molecular changes taking place in the early stages of the development of atheroscle...

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JACC: Atherosclerosis progresses rapidly in healthy people from the age of 40

by Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares - CNIC

A CNIC study published in JACC demonstrates that atheroma plaques extend rapidly in the arteries of asymptomatic individuals aged between 40 and 50 years participating in the PESA-CNIC-Santander study...

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