Scientists at Singapore's Institute of Microelectronics (IME) have developed a rapid and sensitive integrated system to test simultaneously for specific cardiac biomarkers in finger prick amount of blood. The silicon-based integrated system's features could help physicians quickly arrive at the right diagnosis for timely medical intervention in patients suspected of having heart attacks -- particularly individuals who do not show obvious signs of chest pains or shortness of breath, according to researchers at IME, one of the research institutes sponsored by Singapore's A*STAR (Agency for Science, Technology and Research). The IME-developed cardiac biomarker testing system significantly cuts the time needed for sample preparation and analysis to just 45 minutes from the six hours typically required for the conventional testing platform known as ELISA (Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assay).
A lot of people wanting to lose weight are familiar with doing cardio first thing in the morning. In fact when you think of cardiovascular exercise it is almost automatically assumed that you do it just before you go to work or school. There are a lot of misconceptions on how to prepare for morning cardio sessions. This article aims outline the proper steps in going about it the right way. The most important thing you will be doing is to prepare yourself mentally each morning. It is hard to perform any form of exercise when your mind is foggy and your limbs numb. You just came from a state of inactivity so it is best not to jump immediately on your cardio.
Most people like HIIT training because of the short duration. A regular cardio session can last anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour. The belief is that takes 20 minutes of activity for your body to start burning fat calories. This is an opposite way of thinking when it comes to HIIT training, where an average session can be anywhere from 12 to 15 minutes maximum. So what is HIIT training? It is a short high intensity cardio session with alternating high intensity intervals and rest periods. Now, this does not mean that you can stop your activity during the rest period. On the contrary. You are looking for your body to recuperate before your next high intensity interval.
Bioengineers from University of California, San Diego are developing new regenerative therapies for heart disease that could influence the way in which regenerative therapies for cardiovascular and other diseases are treated in the future. New results from UC San Diego on using adult stem cells to regenerate heart tissue in environments that mimic a human post-heart-attack heart were presented this week in San Diego at the 2009 annual meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB). The work is from the laboratory of Adam Engler from the Department of Bioengineering at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering. Every year in the United States, approximately 900, 000 people die from heart disease.
There is a lot of debate on the internet on whether or not performing cardiovascular exercise first thing in the morning is important in losing weight. There are studies which point to both sides of the argument. Be that as it may, many people swear by the effectiveness of this strategy. Coupled with a good lowered carbohydrate diet and consistent morning cardio exercise, like running, one can lose as much as 25 pounds in a month doing cardio first thing in the morning. More importantly, given that you continue to exercise, you are guaranteed to keep that weight off. The human body is a very complicated machine. Right after waking up from a long and restful sleep it is designed to look at for food.
There is no doubt that going to the gym and getting a good workout 3 days a week is the ideal way to get fit. You have probably all had a spell in the gym but there are times when it is not possible. You may not have either the time or the money available to do this. An excellent alternative is to put together an effective home workout routine that will give you the results that you are looking for. Good stretching techniques are absolutely essential and must be included in any workout you may do. You can have a brief stretching session at the beginning of your exercise routine and then a longer more thorough stretching session at the end as you cool down.