New Potential Drug Target for the Treatment of Atherosclerosis (image) Salk Institute Share Print E-Mail Caption Left: Plaque builds up in the aortic valve of mice prone to atherosclerosis. Right: Activating PPAR gamma significantly reduces the size of aortic lesions. Credit Courtesy of Dr. Grant Barish, Salk Institute for Biological Studies Usage Restrictions News media reproduction to illustrate this story permitted with proper attribution as provided above. For one time use only. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.