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Researchers identify rare genes linked to stress-triggered heart disease. Thoughts health innovators?

Stress-induced Cardiomyopathy (SIC) is a temporary condition where a person’s heart muscle becomes suddenly weakened or ‘stunned’ and the left ventricle changes shape.  Patients with SIC generally show no symptoms until they suffer some form of intense…
Stress-induced Cardiomyopathy (SIC) is a temporary condition where a person's heart muscle becomes suddenly weakened or ‘stunned’ and the left ventricle changes shape. Patients with SIC generally ...
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Researchers purify and grow human astrocytes-in-a-dish for the first time ever. Thoughts health innovators?

Astrocytes are star-shaped glial cells in the brain and spinal cord.  They perform many functions, including biochemical support of endothelial cells that form the blood–brain barrier, provision of nutrients to the nervous tissue, maintenance of…
Astrocytes are star-shaped glial cells in the brain and spinal cord. They perform many functions, including biochemical support of endothelial cells that form the blood–brain barrier, provision of...
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Previously unknown interaction between malaria parasites and liver cells identified. Thoughts health innovators?

Malaria infection starts when the sporozoite stage of the Plasmodium parasite is injected into the skin by a mosquito. Sporozoites are known to traverse host cells before finally invading a hepatocyte and multiplying into erythrocyte-infecting forms. …
Malaria infection starts when the sporozoite stage of the Plasmodium parasite is injected into the skin by a mosquito. Sporozoites are known to traverse host cells before finally invading a hepatoc...
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Study shows how gut microbiota regulates weight loss & good fat in the cold. Thoughts health innovators?

A mammals’ body temperature is usually constant, however, when exposed to cold their body temperature drops by few degrees before slowly rising almost back to normal. This adaptive mechanism is mediated by the brown fat, whose function is to generate heat…
A mammals' body temperature is usually constant, however, when exposed to cold their body temperature drops by few degrees before slowly rising almost back to normal. This adaptive mechanism is med...
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Researchers identify link between a mitochondrial defect and heart disease. Thoughts health innovators?

The heart is the organ responsible for pumping blood and supplying nutrients and oxygen to all organs and cells of the body. The cells charged with these functions are the cardiomyocytes which require large amounts of energy.  It is known that every…
The heart is the organ responsible for pumping blood and supplying nutrients and oxygen to all organs and cells of the body. The cells charged with these functions are the cardiomyocytes which requ...
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Previously unknown molecule critical to synaptic transmission identified. Thoughts health innovators?

  It is known that the neurons of the human brain communicate with each other through specialized structures called synapses.  A synapse consists of a presynaptic terminal of one neuron and a postsynaptic terminal of another. The presynaptic terminal…
It is known that the neurons of the human brain communicate with each other through specialized structures called synapses. A synapse consists of a presynaptic terminal of one neuron and a ...
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Newly identified gene pair in colon cancer challenges whole paradigm on causation. Thoughts health innovators?

Colon cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths worldwide, and researchers are hard at work to understand the disease’s complex molecular underpinnings.  Now, a study from researchers at the University of Pennsylvania has identified two…
Colon cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths worldwide, and researchers are hard at work to understand the disease's complex molecular underpinnings. Now, a study from resear...
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Study shows obesity causes microglia to start eating neural connections. Thoughts health innovations.

Obesity increases risk of age-related cognitive decline and is accompanied by peripheral inflammation. Studies in rodent models of obesity have demonstrated that impaired hippocampal function correlates with microglial activation, however, the possibility…
Obesity increases risk of age-related cognitive decline and is accompanied by peripheral inflammation. Studies in rodent models of obesity have demonstrated that impaired hippocampal function corre...
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Study shows how the herpes simplex virus reactivates in neurons. Thoughts health innovators?

Herpes simplex virus (HSV) is found in the brain cells of approximately 90% of the world’s population and leads to cold sores, recurrent eye infections, genital lesions, and in rare cases encephalitis. Its closely related virus, VZV, also causes chicken…
Herpes simplex virus (HSV) is found in the brain cells of approximately 90% of the world's population and leads to cold sores, recurrent eye infections, genital lesions, and in rare cases encephali...
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Approximately one out of a hundred people suffer from epilepsy and one out of twenty suffer a seizure at least once during their lifetime. Seizures occur when many nerve cells in the brain fire in synchrony.  In epilepsy, nerve cells or neurons lose their…
Approximately one out of a hundred people suffer from epilepsy and one out of twenty suffer a seizure at least once during their lifetime. Seizures occur when many nerve cells in the brain fire in ...
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Researchers identify microtubule mechanism and role in insulin secretion. Thoughts health innovators?

Glucose-stimulated insulin secretion (GSIS) in pancreatic beta cells maintains glucose homeostasis and prevents diabetes. Despite decades of studies, knowledge about what controls the precise amount of insulin release on a given stimulus is incomplete. …
Glucose-stimulated insulin secretion (GSIS) in pancreatic beta cells maintains glucose homeostasis and prevents diabetes. Despite decades of studies, knowledge about what controls the precise amoun...
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Study maps epigenetics of father's weight passed on by his sperm. Thoughts health innovators?

Obesity is a metabolic disorder resulting from behavioral and heritable causes. Children of obese fathers are at higher risk of developing metabolic disease later in life, independent of the body weight of their mother, supporting the notion that paternal…
Obesity is a metabolic disorder resulting from behavioral and heritable causes. Children of obese fathers are at higher risk of developing metabolic disease later in life, independent of the body w...
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Founder of healthinnovations and the health innovator community. Michelle Petersen has worked in the health and science industry for over 21 years which includes tenure in the NHS and Oxford University.  She has also worked closely with big pharma & academia on events to further both drug research and drug portfolios, helping to market and gather data for various disciplines. 

A medical journalist, Michelle Petersen is ranked in the top 10 percentile of global healthcare KOL’s worldwide.  She is the original founder of healthinnovations, a community, a brand and the first to break news in innovations in health, medical research and pharma.

Healthinnovations is the industry standard for innovation in healthcare and can be found on multiple platforms. 

The aim of Healthinnovations is to bring all sectors of health and ehealth together to further innovation. Whether it be mhealth, healthit, medicine, neuroscience or any other medical sector they can all hamper innovation and the evolution of science if they are not researched or left unimproved.

Healthinnovations is now an established part of the global medical community system of whitepaper validation and verification; a virtual research project highway reaching every corner of the globe.

Healthinnovations helping to further innovations in global Healthcare, to further innovation in all of us.