In patients with chronic ischemic heart disease, a small left ventricle with thick walls, is the strongest predictor of morphologic remodelling, which is generally considered a first step towards heart failure, according to unexpected findings presented today at ESC Congress 2015. —> Read More
Patients arriving at the emergency department with chest pain suggestive of acute myocardial infarction can be triaged more quickly and more safely using a new rapid assay with refined cut-offs, German research suggests. —> Read More
In patients with a large myocardical infarction, pacing, with the left ventricular lead placed in the area of the lesion (peri-infarct) did not prevent further enlargement of the heart (remodeling), nor did it improve functional or clinical outcomes after 18 months, according to results of the Pacing Remodeling Prevention Therapy trial trial. —> Read More
The immunosuppressant drug cyclosporine did not improve clinical outcomes compared to placebo in patients receiving percutaneous coronary intervention for the more severe form of heart attack known as ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. —> Read More
Heart attack patients without heart failure derive no benefit from the addition of mineralocortoid receptor antagonists, to standard therapy, results of the ALBATROSS study show. —> Read More
Scientists at Newcastle University are going in search of floods, trying to learn what causes them so they can prevent future flash flooding. —> Read More
Turks and Caicos Islands debates marine mammal park —> Read More
Columbia, SC (SPX) Aug 27, 2015
Trekking across the high Canadian Arctic almost 20 years ago, Howie Scher had an unexpected encounter that helped fix the course of his career.
An undergraduate on a research expedition over summer break, Scher was part of a scientific group traveling deep into the Arctic Circle to collect basalt cores for paleomagnetic analysis. But as focused as the team was on finding rocks with magneti —> Read More
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 27, 2015
Biophysicists have taken another small step forward in the quest for an automated method to infer models describing a system’s dynamics – a so-called robot scientist. Nature Communications published the finding – a practical algorithm for inferring laws of nature from time-series data of dynamical systems.
“Our algorithm is a small step,” says Ilya Nemenman, lead author of the study and a —> Read More
Are some people immune to hangovers, and can eating or drinking water after heavy drinking prevent a hangover? The answers appear to be ‘no’ and ‘no’ according to new research. —> Read More