Think with your heart: A new era of biocomputing

Researchers build the first biocomputers from heart cells and demonstrate their ability to perform complex computational tasks. Physical systems, including biological systems, have a natural ability to minimize their own energy to reach a ground state — a process that finds a natural analog to problems such as optimization and learning. Based on this ability, […]

Statins may protect the heart from chemotherapy treatment of early breast cancer — ScienceDaily

Statins, common cholesterol-lowering medications, may protect women’s hearts from damage caused during chemotherapy for early-stage breast cancer, according to new research published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association, an open access journal of the American Heart Association. “Two types of cancer medications, anthracyclines and trastuzumab, are effective treatments for many women with […]

Heart transplantations: prospects of success increase with larger case volumes

In a series of commissions awarded by the Federal Joint Committee (G-BA) to the Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG), the question is whether for certain surgical procedures, a correlation can be shown between the volume of services provided per hospital and the quality of treatment results. IQWiG’s rapid report on heart […]

Angel, devil and blood-red heart appear at Martian south pole

It’s summer at the south pole of Mars, and the angels and devils are coming out to play. You can see them both in a stunning new image of the recently thawed pole, taken by the European Space Agency (ESA). The devils, it should be said, are made of dust. Just like on Earth, Martian […]

Best Streaming Devices: Watch anything your heart desires

No matter what content you want to watch, these streaming devices have got you covered. (Nicolas J Leclercq via Unsplash/) In the past few years, streaming has gone from an alternate to television to the new definition of television. The concept of “network” TV is becoming more and more obsolete as binge-watching and subscriptions have […]

Test your heart health by climbing stairs — ScienceDaily

Climbing four flights of stairs in less than a minute indicates good heart health, according to research presented at EACVI — Best of Imaging 2020, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). “The stairs test is an easy way to check your heart health,” said study author Dr. Jesús Peteiro, a cardiologist […]

Flavors added to vaping devices can damage the heart

IMAGE: Sami Noujaim, PhD, associate professor of molecular pharmacology and physiology at the University of South Florida Health (USF Health) Morsani College of Medicine, has begun investigating preclinically the potential cardiotoxic… view more  Credit: Photo courtesy of USF Health TAMPA, Fla (Dec. 11, 2020) — The appealing array of fruit and candy flavors that entice millions […]

Test your heart health by climbing stairs

Sophia Antipolis – 11 December 2020: Climbing four flights of stairs in less than a minute indicates good heart health, according to research presented at EACVI – Best of Imaging 2020, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).1 “The stairs test is an easy way to check your heart health,” said study […]