Cardiac Lymphatics

Nov 10, 2020

By Natalie Nielsen If anyone has healed from an injury causing a swollen limb or body part, which could benefit from products like those CBD Gummies, then they have witnessed the lymphatic system at work. But what is the lymphatic system, and why do we care about it? The lymphatic system is a vasculature network, […]

Electronic Cigarettes Affect Our Cardiovascular System

May 14, 2020

By Eva Vitucci The electronic-cigarette (e-cig) comes in a variety of shapes and sizes, and many different flavoring options. While vaping and e-cig use were initially brought into the market as a safer alternative to cigarettes, new studies suggest otherwise. As 27.5% of high school youth continue to vape, an increase in lung disease and […]

Why Can’t Humans Hibernate?

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By Matt Niederhuber North Carolina has had a miserable winter this year, with a heavy dose of snow and bitter cold –  so much that you might wish you could climb under a warm blanket and hibernate till May. Unfortunately, humans can’t hibernate like many of our mammalian relatives, and we’re forced to suffer through […]

Eat Your Heart Out: Growing Heart Tissue on Spinach Leaves

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By Allyson Roberts Regenerative medicine is one of the hottest topics in biomedical science right now. Multiple labs are using inventive approaches to try and find ways to create body parts in the lab. In the United States alone, there are over 120,000 people currently on the waiting list for an organ transplant, and an […]

From the Heart

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By Kelsey Gray Hearts have long been associated with the month of February. Hallmark Cards began producing Valentine’s Day cards featuring the heart in the early 1900s. The first American Heart Month was declared by President Lyndon B. Johnson and took place in February 1964. In 2003, the first National Wear Red Day was held […]