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The importance of perivascular adipocytes.

In the last few years there has been a steadily increasing interest in the possible importance of perivascular fat.  Like the endothelium (pre 1980’s), the…

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Future Cardiovascular Research Demand – The medics speak

This seminar (22nd Feb 2011) was hosted by NEXXUS who invited Dr Colin Berry and Prof. Matthew Walters to speak about technologies for studying cardiac…

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Perivascular Fat: Cause of Diabetes & Hypertension

The seminar (22nd Feb 2011) was beautifully delivered by Prof Tony Hegarty who spoke about the importance of perivascular fat (i.e. the fat around blood…

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The appliance of Cardiovascular Science in the West of Scotland

This was the title of the lecture given today at the Glasgow Cardiovascular Research Centre by Prof. Graham Watt.   First the bad news; Life expectancy…

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SCF 2011 – University of Aberdeen

As always this was a great (intimate meeting).  At £10 a head for registration it is probably the best value for money of any of…

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Hypertension Workshop (BPS)

Last week I attended the British Pharmacological Society workshop on Hypertension.  This was a fantastic meeting with a great line-up of speakers. Prof. Tom McDonald…

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Scottish Cardiovascular Forum

The Scottish Cardiovascular Forum meets annually and tomorrow it all happens in Aberdeen.  I will post a report early next week.

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