Research into circulation and respiration deals principally with the heart, blood vessels and lungs. It spans several important medical fields and diseases which impact significantly on both individuals and society.
Water is essential for life, but we don't need large quantities to keep us going – on the contrary, over-hydrating can be dangerous.
According to a large registry study of Swedish patients, broken-heart syndrome is linked to other diseases – but the risk factors for cardiovascular disease are normally lower in these patients.
Some people say that no one has ever died from a little dust. On the contrary, say others, dust is deadly. In reality, not all dust can be tarred with the same brush. Here is a guide to the dirt on earth – and on the moon.
Findings about the causal relationship between heart failure and problems in the heart’s relaxation phase are relatively new. Lars Lund is conducting research into the underlying mechanisms of diastolic heart failure and how it can be treated.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis, causes many deaths and much suffering worldwide. Lena Palmberg has developed lung tissue models to aid understanding of what happens in the body when these diseases strike.
Factors such as diabetes, overweight and ageing entail a higher risk of cardiovascular disease. But how exactly do they do so? That is what Francesco Cosentino wants to find out.