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Bacteria help explain why stress, fear trigger heart attacks

Scientists believe they have an explanation for the axiom that stress, emotional shock, or overexertion may trigger heart attacks in vulnerable people. Hormones released during these events appear to cause bacterial biofilms on arterial walls to disperse, allowing plaque deposits to rupture into the bloodstream.

Posted: Jun 10th, 2014

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POSS key ingredient in synthetic organ work

A key molecule developed at Hybrid Plastics now forms a main component in an effort to develop synthetic human organs for medical treatment. Such organs include tear ducts, blood vessels and windpipes.

Posted: Jun 6th, 2014

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