From Explosives to the Gas That Heals: Nitric Oxide in Biology and Medicine

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William Wells et al. Outside the body, NO is an unstable, potentially toxic gas that forms in lightning strikes and car exhaust. But as a messenger molecule inside the body it plays a crucial regulatory role. Every cell type and tissue sends and receives messages—telling muscle cells when to contract, for instance, or fat cells […]

What Causes Heart Attacks

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Tom Cowan In this article, I lay out the case that the spectrum of heart disease that includes angina, unstable angina, and myocardial infarction (heart attack) is better understood from the perspective of events happening in the myocardium (heart) as opposed to events in the coronary arteries (the arteries that supply the heart). As we […]