When a car crash or explosion results in an optic nerve injury, eliminating an enzyme known to promote inflammation appears to aid recovery, scientists report.
Scientists at the Medical College of Georgia are looking at new treatment targets for the retinal damage that often accompanies diseases like diabetes, glaucoma and hypertension.
Scientists found that while actual salt retention isn’t higher in females, there is still an effect that drives pressure up.
Enzyme arginase 1, known to help our liver get rid of ammonia, can also help repair and protect our retina.
Faculty members were honored at the 2018 Augusta University Research Institute awards night.
Getting leptin levels “just right” may provide cardiovascular protection.
Through Medical Scholars Research Day, students are given more opportunities to participate in clinical and translational research.
New target is an apparent triple threat to pneumonia.
New targets found to reduce blood vessel damage in diabetes
A new and early target for treating pulmonary hypertension appears to be an enzyme that’s normally key to energy production but destructive in the face of this high blood pressure inside your lungs.
Before you reach for that delicious milkshake, did you know that what you view as a harmless treat could be setting the stage for heart disease?
A single high-fat milkshake can quickly transform our healthy red blood cells into small, spiky cells that wreak havoc inside our blood vessels.
Obese, premenopausal women can lose the innate protection from cardiovascular disease that their youth and estrogen are believed to afford, and scientists want to know how. Before menopause, the hormone estrogen helps blood vessels stay healthy and...
What do bad sleep habits and stiff blood vessels have in common? Nothing good, MCG scientists say.
It’s a metal we worry thieves will steal from our air conditioners or power lines, but inside our bodies too much copper can result in a much larger loss.
A key enzyme that helps our proteins fold and function properly may also be a good therapeutic target to improve blood vessel health in diseases like diabetes and atherosclerosis, scientists say. The enzyme is protein disulfide isomerase, or PDI...
We know that too much body fat is generally bad for our cardiovascular system, and now scientists are learning more about how too little fat yields some of the same damage. Their goals include determining whether leptin replacement therapy for...
In oxygen-compromising conditions like diabetes, the body grows new blood vessels to help, but the result is often leaky, dysfunctional vessels that make bad matters worse. Now scientists have identified a new target for reducing that dysfunctional...
Sodium channels in the cells that line the tiny capillaries in our lungs play an important role in keeping those capillaries from leaking and potentially worsening conditions like pneumonia, scientists report. The TIP peptide, a synthetic version of...
AUGUSTA, Ga. – When women are hypertensive their physicians should consider measuring their level of aldosterone, a hormone that at high levels damages the cardiovascular system, scientists say. If aldosterone levels are high, they should consider...