New Treatment May Help Cutting Crucial Heart Scaring

heart-scaring.gifUS researchers say that their tests on mice may help to develop a new drug to cut permanent heart scars that occur due to heart attacks.

In their study, the researchers blocked a particular protein in mice that proved quite sufficient to cut their possible heart damage caused by a heart attack.

The Study, published in the latest issue of the journal Nature Cell Biology, can also prove helpful to employ other treatments like stem cells for a better heart function.

When there isn’t sufficient amount of oxygen in the heart during a cardiac arrest, it becomes the cause of a series of damaging events in the heart.

This injury becomes the cause of inflammation in the heart that may permanently disturb its capability to pump blood in a proper way.

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Vitamin May Help Protect the Brain From Alzheimer’s

brainA vitamin that is found in fish, potatoes and meat may prove helpful to protect the brain from Alzheimer as well as to boost memory in healthy people.

US researchers have found that vitamin B3 reduces levels of a protein related to Alzheimer’s damage in mice.

UK Alzheimer’s charities advise people not to start taking the vitamin before results from human studies.

The vitamin is known as nicotinamide and it is sold in pharmacies and health food shops in UK.

The said vitamin has also shown to help people with diabetic complications and has some anti-inflammatory qualities as well.

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