Tag Archives: heart

Stretchable E-Tattoo for Long-Term Heart Monitoring

Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have developed a wearable heart monitor which can assess heart health over several days. The research team call the device an “e-tattoo” and claim that its stretchability makes it more comfortable and convenient to wear compared with previously developed devices. The device is the first stretchable, ultrathin… Read More »

Holidays ‘cut your risk of heart disease’ 

Just in time for your summer holiday! Scientists prove a vacation is GOOD for your health ‘because it cuts your risk of heart disease’ More vacation person takes a year, the lower their risk of metabolic syndrome Cluster of conditions including hypertension and high cholesterol For every holiday you take, risk of metabolic syndrome goes… Read More »

Stroke, cancer and heart disease: Key acid-activated protein channel

Johns Hopkins researchers have discovered a long-sought protein, the proton-activated chloride channel (PAC), that is activated in acidic environments and could protect against the tissue-damaging effects of stroke, heart attack, cancer and inflammation. The researchers believe the discovery of this protein could provide a new drug target for potential therapies for stroke and other health… Read More »