Nanoengineering, Cardiovascular Disease

(From EurekAlert). The most notable effect of advancing biomedical and nanoscale engineering technologies is the sharp fall in cost of understanding biochemical processes - and of creating ways to intervene in those processes at earlier, more effective points: "researchers propose a way to combat clogged arteries by attacking how bad cholesterol triggers inflammation and causes plaque buildup at specific blood vessel sites. Their approach contrasts with today's statin drug therapy, which aims to reduce the amount of low density lipids, or LDLs ("bad" cholesterol), throughout the body. ... researchers propose a way to combat clogged arteries by attacking how bad cholesterol triggers inflammation and causes plaque buildup at specific blood vessel sites. Their approach contrasts with today's statin drug therapy, which aims to reduce the amount of [LDLs] throughout the body."

Link: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2006-05/rtsu-nse051006.php

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