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Artist’s depiction of the biodegradable pressure sensor wrapped around a blood vessel with the antenna off to the side (layers separated to show details of the antenna’s structure). (Image credit: Levent Beker)

A wireless, battery-free, biodegradable blood flow sensor

Tracking the success of surgeries on veins is a challenging task as a first sign often takes time to come. By that time, the patient...
New research from Dr. Heyu Ni, Platform Director for Hematology, Cancer and Immunological Diseases at the Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science (KRCBS) of St. Michael's Hospital and his team demonstrates that ApoA-IV is an inhibitory factor for platelets, uncovering why foods high in unsaturated fats may protect against cardiovascular disease. Credit: St. Michael's Hospital

Olive oil and sleep could stave off heart attacks and strokes

Apolipoprotein A-IV, known as ApoA-IV, is a plasma protein. Levels of ApoA-IV increment after the digestion of foods, especially food high in unsaturated fats,...

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