Research & Development
Potential drug target to prevent small vessel disease identified in study
Scientists say lab-grown small blood vessels used in new disease models point to a theoretical potential treatment for a major cause of stroke and vascular dementia.
November 29, 2023
Deep sequencing captures genetic variants for vascular anomalies
Deep sequencing in a study identified extremely low levels of previously undescribed genetic variants in patients with life-threatening vascular anomalies, improving their treatment.
June 1, 2023
Inflammatory marker sCD14 lurks in dementia
Earlier detection of dementia using convenient blood tests is an important goal for Alzheimer's disease and other dementia disorders so that patients can be identified in time to be included in clinical trials and hopefully treated successfully. Inflammation and infection have become intriguing areas of research in Alzheimer's disease.
December 10, 2019
CAP offers kidney pathology guide in pictures
The book, titled Medical Kidney Diseases: Morphology-Based Novel Approach to Renal Biopsy, includes instruction on glomerular, vascular tubulointerstitial, and transplant pathology. It is available to CAP members for $64.
October 31, 2019
Amino acid blood test illuminates abdominal aneurysms
Abdominal aortic aneurysms are at risk of rupturing, which can be fatal. Desmosine has the potential to be a biomarker of rupture, as the amino acid is released into blood and urine through the breakdown of elastin in the aortic vessel wall.
October 15, 2019
Blood test spots diabetes complications early on
The development is significant for patients with type 2 diabetes because if vascular complications, such as heart disease, atherosclerosis, or kidney failure, are detected at an early stage, preventive treatments could be given to avoid severe clinical outcomes down the line.
October 1, 2019
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