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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 »

Study Review: Common Herpes Virus May Pose Major Risk for Alzheimer’s

An estimated 3.7 billion people worldwide have herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV1), according to the World Health Organization. Now, new research published in the medical journal Frontiers in Ageing Neuroscience suggests that this type of herpes—known to cause cold sores—is a major risk for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and may account for 50 percent of cases,… Read More »