A new observational study finds patients in the hospital for COVID-19 have high levels of soluble urokinase receptor (suPAR), an immune-derived pathogenic protein that is strongly predictive of kidney injury.
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Researchers report first clinically actionable findings for a rare blood vessel disease in a study of four unrelated families, all with the same genetic variant.
New genetic research finds spontaneous coronary artery dissection, or SCAD, heart attacks may be more similar to different diseases than to other heart attacks.
Positive clinical trial points to possible additional option for patients with Lou Gehrig’s disease. A study investigator explains the excitement and the caution.
Recurrent stroke rates declined for Mexican Americans in a population study, closing the gap with non-Hispanic whites.