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Modifying Gene Expression Provides Preventive Treatment Approaches for Heart Failure

Heart failure refers to incompetence of the heart to pump blood with normal efficiency due to weakened heart muscles. The progressive disease initiates when the heart acclimates to stressors: high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, or diabetes. It leads to dilated cardiomyopathy, where the heart's left ventricle stretches, enlarges, and becomes thinner. Eventually, the heart cannot attain its normal shape back, thus worsening its pumping efficacy and potentially resulting in irregular heartbeats, blood clots, or even sudden death.

Expression of Specific Gene could be Key to Youthful Looking Skin

A new study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology revealed that high-level expression of specific genes essential for the younger looking skin. Individuals with such gene expressions look younger than their chronologic age. The better understanding of genes responsible youthful-appearing skin could pave the way for developing strategies to enhance factors that slow the skin's aging process.