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Heart cells’ environment a potentially major factor in heart disease

By William Weir When it comes to heart disease, the health of the scaffold where cardiac cells grow may be a much bigger factor than previously believed. Stuart Campbell, associate professor of biomedical engineering & cellular and molecular physiology, led a team of researchers examined the effects of a diseased extracellular matrix (ECM) — the… Read More »

New research shows Parkinson’s disease origins in the gut

Your gut is a key player in your overall health, playing a role in your risk of chronic conditions like heart disease,1 obesity,2 sleep problems3 and depression.4 Parkinson’s disease, a central nervous system disorder that causes symptoms such as tremors and balance problems, however, has long been a disease of idiopathic origins, meaning there’s no… Read More »