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Atherosclerosis is the main cause of stroke and heart attack. Previous treatments with medicines reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in only some of the patients: Around 60 percent are still at risk. Researchers are focusing on the immune system to develop new therapies and...

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Many people try to lose weight by dieting throughout their lives. But what exactly does dieting do to the body? Scientists have found that microorganisms in the gut are the key to weight loss. The study has been published in the journal Nature.

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The National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina unites researchers with unique expertise in their respective fields. Criteria for admission are outstanding scientific achievements. As a new member of the Leopoldina, DZHK Professor Jeanette Erdmann from the University of Lübeck now...

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The global cardiovascular research community is joining forces: eleven leading and independent funding organisations from Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the United Kingdom have joined forces to form the Global Cardiovascular...

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When heart muscle cells produce proteins incorrectly, it can cause heart disease. Scientists from Europe and the USA want to find out what role the so-called "alternative splicing" plays in this. To this end, they are receiving $7 million from the Leducq Foundation.

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Temporarily discontinuing ACE inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers does not affect the severity of COVID-19 disease, but it could have a beneficial effect on the recovery phase. Pausing could be particularly useful in elderly cardiovascular patients, suggest the authors...

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Exercise in polluted air above a certain threshold may cause cardiovascular side effects because high levels of particulate matter. This proves a recent study from South Korea with almost 1.5 million young adults.

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Everyday activities such as standing up or climbing stairs become increasingly difficult over time for people with chronic heart failure. Researchers now want to test a suit that helps patients train their physical fitness. Like a pedelec, it amplifies the patient's own muscle...

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Atrial fibrillation, a common heart rhythm disorder, does not come back as quickly in obese people if they lose weight after catheter ablation, which is standard therapy for symptomatic atrial fibrillation. This is shown by the SORT-AF study, supported by the German Centre for...

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It has been known for some time that salt not only drives up blood pressure, but can also throw the immune system out of balance. Now scientists have uncovered how salt affects certain cells of the immune system. The DZHK funded the work, which has now been published in the...

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