Gout Drug may be Re-Purposed for Heart Failure

Gout is an arthritic disease that develops from high levels of uric acid in the blood. It causes sudden and severe pain, redness, warmth, and swelling, particularly in the toes. A medication commonly used to treat grout, probenecid, works by helping the kidneys get rid of uric acid. Now a new study published in the Journal…

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One Sided Heart Failure Reversed With Soft Robotic Device

Patients with one-sided heart failure may soon be helped by a robotic cardiac assist device, developed by scientists at Boston’s Children Hospital. The device combines soft probes with a rigid brace that penetrates into the heart’s ventricular system and gently pumps only to the failing side of the heart. The healthy side of the heart…

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