Tag: "heartbeats" at biology news
50-year-old Mystery Solved: Protein Tags Regulate Key Ion Channel
...sending out nervous impulses that become thoughts, heartbeats
and basketball dunks. "We found that a little-studied process called sumoylation, previously associated with nuclear proteins, is active and essential outside the nucleus at the plasma membrane," said study author Steven Goldstein, M.D., Ph.D., prof...
NIH renews network focused on how genes influence drug responses
...hy drugs used to treat potentially fatal irregular heartbeats
(arrhythmias) are beneficial to some people and harmful to others. (Dan M. Roden, M.D., Vanderbilt University) The Amish Pharmacogenomics of Antiplatelet Intervention Study --$7.5 million provided by NIGMS to characterize the genetic basis for...
When in danger humans are similar to a deer in the headlights
...es compared to the neutral pictures. The number of heartbeats
per minute was also lower after viewing the mutilation pictures than after looking at the others. "This pattern resembles the 'freezing' and 'fear bradycardia' seen in many species when confronted with threatening stimuli, mediated by neural circuits...
Engineered heart tissue offers insights into irregular heartbeats, defibrillator failure
...overter defibrillators (ICD) monitor the timing of heartbeats
and can deliver small or large shocks to correct arrhythmias. Such devices have become increasingly common for patients who have experienced arrhythmias and are therefore at increased risk for future rhythm abnormalities, Bursac said. In patients wi...