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Arizona man tells of surviving rare liver disease, double-lung transplant

An Arizona man survived a rare liver disease and is sharing his story in hopes of bolstering awareness. Ed Kriesel, 58, of Ahwatukee Foothills, an urban village in Phoenix, found out he had alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, also called alpha-1, Fox 10 reported. Alpha-1 is a genetic disorder that affects the lungs, liver and skin, according to the… Read More »

Study reveals insights on timing of Huntington’s Disease onset

New research results challenge an accepted theory about the timing of Huntington’s disease. Huntington’s disease is an inherited and fatal disorder in which nerve cells in the brain break down over time. It can become evident at any time, but typically starts in a person’s thirties and forties. The disease is caused by inheritance of… Read More »

Heart cells’ environment a potentially major factor in heart disease

By William Weir When it comes to heart disease, the health of the scaffold where cardiac cells grow may be a much bigger factor than previously believed. Stuart Campbell, associate professor of biomedical engineering & cellular and molecular physiology, led a team of researchers examined the effects of a diseased extracellular matrix (ECM) — the… Read More »