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Stress-induced Effects on Heart Blood Flow Differ For Men Versus Women

Some patients with coronary artery disease have inadequate blood flow to the heart muscle during periods of mental/emotional stress. This condition called "mental stress-induced myocardial ischemia" (MSIMI) – is related to the severity of plaque buildup in the coronary arteries in men but not women, reports to study in  Psychosomatic Medicine: Journal of Biobehavioral Medicine, the official journal of the American Psychosomatic Society

Researchers Restore Breathing, Partial Forelimb Function After Spinal Cord Injuries

Millions of people are living with chronic spinal cord injuries, with 250,000 to 500,000 new cases each year-most from vehicle crashes or falls. The most severe spinal cord injuries completely paralyze their victims and more than half impair a person's ability to breathe. Now, a breakthrough study published in  Nature Communications has demonstrated, in animal models of chronic injury, that long-term, devastating effects of spinal cord trauma on breathing and limb function may be reversible