Patients undergoing radiation therapy for left-sided breast cancer have a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease. However, Mirjam Mast, researcher at the Bronovo hospital in The Hague, Netherlands, has found a simple solution: holding your breath during irradiation. This reduces heart damage, she writes in her dissertation. Continue reading
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From June 20th to 25th the 25th biannual meeting of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) will take place in Toronto. The organisers expect more than 8,000 participants from all over the world who will attend the presentations on various haemorrhagic disorders and thrombosis issues. Continue reading
MedZine highlights two examples of new application for vascular research this week. Atherosclerosis is the underlying cause of myocardial infarction and stroke. On the nano level, researches are now detecting atherosclerotic plaques, while microchip technology is employed to learn more about the conditions in with nanomedicines accumulate in atherosclerosis. Continue reading
Also this week MedZine brings you the latest medical news on various medical specialisms. In this editorial two striking studies are highlighted. The first identifies macrophage proliferation as a driving force in atherosclerosis. The second shows how microRNAs trigger lymphoma. Continue reading