Evaluations of the First Dissolvable Cardiovascular Stent

By Jessica Desamero Heart disease in the U.S. is one of the leading causes of death. The most common type is coronary heart disease (CAD), which can lead to heart attacks. It is caused by plaque buildup in arteries that supply the heart with blood, causing them to narrow. To this day, bare-metal stents have been inserted in CAD patients to counter-act this blockage. But … Continue reading Evaluations of the First Dissolvable Cardiovascular Stent

Sleep duration is related to poor diet in teens

By Katherine Maiorisi A study conducted by Dr. Hale at Stony Brook University has developed data that shows a direct link between sleep deprivation and obesity in teens. This study, which was supported by the “National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney diseases”, was done on a sample of 13,284 teenagers [1]. Dr. Hale specified that this study group of teens were asked questions … Continue reading Sleep duration is related to poor diet in teens

Aristolochic Acid, used in herbal remedies, linked to urothelial cancers and neuropathic diseases

By Katherine Maiorisi Dr. Grollman of Stony Brook University was honored in 2011 with the Environmental Mutagen Society (EMS) award for his work on aristolochic acid (AA) and its relation to cancer and neuropathy [1]. Throughout the past fifty years studies have been done on the effect of environmental agents on neuropathy. Aristolochia poisoning was first proposed in 1969 by Ivi´c, but was disregarded, until … Continue reading Aristolochic Acid, used in herbal remedies, linked to urothelial cancers and neuropathic diseases