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Cardiac Organoids Self-Organize to Mimic Human Heart

Researchers at the Austrian Academy of Sciences have developed the most realistic cardiac organoids to date. The tiny structures self-organize from pluripotent stem cells to form a hollow chamber that can beat. The method to create the ‘cardioids’ involves stimulating a variety of signaling pathways in stem cells and does not rely on conventional tissue… Read More »

Researchers identify brain’s role in broken heart syndrome

A new study uncovers potential mechanisms that may contribute to “broken heart syndrome,” or Takotsubo syndrome (TTS), a temporary heart condition that is brought on by stressful situations and emotions. The research, which was led by investigators at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), indicates that a heart-brain connection likely plays a major role.  For the… Read More »

6 Of the Worst Foods for Your Heart

The number of people diagnosed with cardiovascular diseases increases with each year. There are numerous reasons for that, with unhealthy diet being one of the main factors. Some foods consumed regularly can do real damage to the heart and blood vessels. 1. Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Beverages and not foods are the biggest sources of sugar for… Read More »

Diets to reduce heart disease

The Nutrition Source expand child menu. Edamame is an immature soybean frequently found in Asian cuisine. Children and adolescents should get 1 hour of physical activity every day. Infographic: The blueprints to your heart The Last Brother’s Heart The power of a plant-based diet for heart health Integrative approaches to treating pain Lifestyle strategies for… Read More »