In the face of obesity, the sex hormone progesterone that helps females get and stay pregnant appears to also put them at increased, early risk for cardiovascular disease, investigators report.
Heart muscle can continue to die even after restoring blood following a heart attack, and scientists have new evidence that one way to help it live is by boosting levels of a tiny RNA that helped the heart form.
It’s the proportionately of a newborn — a measure that includes both birthweight and length — that may best tell doctors whether a child is born with an increased risk for heart problems later in life, investigators report.
A synthetic peptide disrupts the destructive inflammation that occurs in nephritis, enabling the kidneys to better recover and maintain function.
After competing against a nationwide pool of doctoral students, three students in the Vascular Biology Center were awarded 2019 AHA Predoctoral Fellowship Grants.
Dr. Brian K. Stansfield, who is a 2004 MCG graduate, will lead the group through 2020 and will organize its annual meeting in New Orleans next year.
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.