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MU School of Medicine researcher uncovers clue to as to how disease processes develop

A new study could have major implications for our understanding of disease processes for conditions such as autoimmunity, atherosclerosis and heart failure, potentially leading to better prevention and treatment. Dr. Edward T.H. Yeh, chairman of the Department of Medicine and director of the Center for Precision Medicine at the University of Missouri School of Medicine, has been leading a team of

Type of sugar may treat atherosclerosis, mouse study shows

Trehalose triggers cellular housekeeping in artery-clogging plaque by Julia Evangelou Strait Researchers have long sought ways to harness the body’s immune system to treat disease, especially cancer. Now, scientists have found that the immune system may be triggered to treat atherosclerosis and possibly other metabolic conditions, including fatty liver disease and type 2 diabetes. Studying

Scientists find culprit responsible for calcified blood vessels in kidney disease

Stem cell finding informs research to prevent hardening of arteries By Julia Evangelou Strait September 8, 2016 A new study indicates that stem cells called Gli1 cells (shown in red) are responsible for depositing calcium in the arteries, increasing the risk of atherosclerosis. Over time, the condition can lead to cardiovascular disease and is especially

Who to Treat with Statins

At a Glance Two studies found that recent cholesterol treatment guidelines are a cost-effective way to prevent cardiovascular disease. The results suggest that it might be cost effective to lower the threshold for treatment with statins even further. Atherosclerosis arises when fat, cholesterol, and other substances accumulate along artery walls and form a sticky buildup