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Selected highlights of the research being presented at the Experimental Biology 2010 meeting
Date:4/13/2010

for cardiac disease and stroke. According to recent statistics, disease attributable to hypertension is the number one cause of mortality in the world, yet, despite this tremendous impact on public health, our understanding of this disease is not yet fully clear. This American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology-sponsored symposium will discuss our current knowledge regarding several facets of hypertension, such as the molecular role played by ion channels involved in salt balance, some contemporary approaches in treating various degrees of hypertension, and the racial disparities in the risks of hypertensive cardiovascular disease and chronic kidney disease. (Mon.-Wed., 4/26-28)

Ancient Mummies Teach Modern Doctors (AAA)

Anatomy comes to life during a 2-day mini meeting sponsored by the American Association of Anatomists. Among the topics to be discussed are: how historic mummified remains help us all to learn more about our common past, present and future. How did people live and die in earlier times? How does the environment influence the preservation of human bodies after death? What do medical doctors learn today when x-raying ancient mummies? These and other intriguing questions can be solved by applying state-of-the-art radiological techniques such as computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging or other advanced high-resolution imaging technologies. Through medical diagnostic imaging - without harming these precious tissues at all - these patients of the past reveal to us fascinating stories on their calcified vessels, deadly crime injuries and the evolution of disease in general. (Tues., 4/27)

Air Pollution Can Affect Your Heart (ASIP)

The American Society for Investigative Pathology will sponsor a poster presentation that addresses the long-term impact of myocardial inflammation in places with high levels of air pollution. The presentation is part of a growing body of research showing that air
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