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Transparent Skinned New Species of Frog From Neotropics Carries its Heart on its Skin

JUVENILE OF THE NEW GLASSFROG SPECIES (HYALINOBATRACHIUM YAKU) IN LIFE. view more CREDIT: ROSS MAYNARD

In the Neotropics, frogs with transparent skin are known and now researchers have discovered new species from Amazonian Ecuador, that fully expose its heart with the transparent skin all over its chest and tummy. The new amphibian is described by a team of scientists led by Dr. Juan M. Guayasamin, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador, in the open access ...

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High BP Leads to Damage of Nerves Connected to Brain, Leads to Complications: Study

A new study has sent some warning signals to those with high BP or hypertension as it leads to nerves damage of tracts connected to brain. It leads to difficulties in cognitive abilities, decision-making and the ability to control emotions, said researchers. "We already have clear ways to explore the damage high blood pressure can cause to the kidneys, eyes, ...

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Cow’s heart valve saves 81 year old woman; All eyes on her survival time

In a remarkable medical success story, an 81-year-old woman from Hyderabad rekindled her life by getting a valve donation from a cow while undergoing a valve replacement surgery. The woman was experiencing thinning of the aortic valve in her heart and required the valve replacement surgery that was conducted at Frontier Lifeline Hospitals in Chennai, last Saturday. She had been ...

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February Month of Heart: Tomatoes to Nuts, Six Top Heart-Friendly Foods You Must Have

American Heart Month is being observed in the moth of February to highlight heartcare, which is primary concern for millions of Americans and people all over the world. At least one in four deaths are caused by heart disease but changing the life style is main mantra to prevent heart diseases, making awareness among people the most effective measure to ...

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Protein Behind Alcoholism, Alcohol-Induced Heart, Liver Damage Identified

If there is a drug that can contain craving for alcohol, it would be a hit overnight throughout the world. That is precisely what Iowa University researchers are trying to discover and they are halfway through recently identifying the protein that causes the craving for alcohol called RGS6 (regulator of G protein that sends signals). The gene RGS6 also acts ...

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Beetroot juice before exercise boosts heart function in patients: study

A significant study conducted on heart patients before starting their exercise showed that giving them beetroot juice has significantly improved their exercise function, especially in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The study conducted by Wake Forest University team monitored a small group of COPD patients who were given beetroot juice and compared them with another group given a ...

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Fitness of Heart, Lungs Improve Memory Levels in Older Adults: Study

When your heart and lungs are functioning well, known as cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF), then your memory too improves, especially among older adults, shows a study revealing newly-found relationship between the two though it is unclear about the impact on long-term memory. In a study conducted by researchers at Boston University Medical Center showed that CRF has been directly related to ...

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