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Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 20 April 2005
Vol. 2005, Issue 16, p. nf29
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2005.16.nf29]

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Harden My Heart

Gene spurs blood vessels to amass calcium deposits

R. John Davenport

http://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2005/16/nf29

Abstract: It's a cruel irony of old age: Calcium leaks from bones, weakening them, yet accrues in blood vessels, hampering circulation. Researchers have now pinpointed a control circuit that prompts blood vessels to lay down calcium. Understanding the pathway could help researchers devise ways to dissolve the mineral buildup and maintain healthy blood flow.

Citation: R. J. Davenport, Harden My Heart. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2005 (16), nf29 (2005).

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