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Renal function and heart disease, and more

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In this week's press release:

  • Renal function and coronary heart disease
  • Prevention of LPS-induced acute lung injury in mice by mesenchymal stem cells overexpressing angiopoietin 1

Please mention PLoS Medicine in your report and use the links below to take your readers straight to the online articles:


THE FOLLOWING RESEARCH ARTICLES WILL BE PUBLISHED ONLINE:

Renal function and coronary heart disease

John Danesh and colleagues conclude there may be a moderate increase in risk of coronary heart disease associated with very low estimated glomerular filtration rate.

Citation: Di Angelantonio E, Danesh J, Eiriksdottir G, Gudnason V (2007) Renal function and risk of coronary heart disease in general populations: New prospective study and systematic review. PLoS Med 4(9): e270.

IN YOUR ARTICLE, PLEASE LINK TO THIS URL, WHICH WILL PROVIDE ACCESS TO THE PUBLISHED PAPER: http://medicine.plosjournals.org/perlserv/?request=get-document&doi=10.1371/journal.pmed.0040270

PRESS-ONLY PREVIEW OF THE ARTICLE: http://www.plos.org/press/plme-04-09-danesh.pdf

CONTACT:

John Danesh
University of Cambridge
Institute of Public Health
Dept of Public Health and Primary Care
Strangeways Research Laboratory
Worts Causeway
Cambridge, CB1 8RN
United Kingdom
+44 1223 741302
+44 1223 741339 (fax)
john.danesh@phpc.cam.ac.uk


Prevention of LPS-induced acute lung injury in mice by mesenchymal stem cells overexpressing angiopoietin 1

Using a mouse model of acute respiratory distress syndrome, Duncan Stewart and colleagues report that rescue with mesenchymal stem cells expressing human angiopoietin 1 can avert lung injury from lipopolysaccharide.

Citation: Mei SHJ, McCarter SD, Deng Y, Parker CH, Liles WC, et al. (2007) Prevention of LPS-induced acute lung injury in mice by mesenchymal stem cells overexpressing angiopoietin 1. PLoS Med 4(9): e269.

IN YOUR ARTICLE, PLEASE LINK TO THIS URL, WHICH WILL PROVIDE ACCESS TO THE PUBLISHED PAPER: http://medicine.plosjournals.org/perlserv/?request=get-document&doi=10.1371/journal.pmed.0040269

PRESS-ONLY PREVIEW OF THE ARTICLE: http://www.plos.org/press/plme-04-09-stewart.pdf

CONTACT:

Duncan Stewart
University of Toronto
St. Michael's Hospital
The Terrence Donnelly Research Laboratories
Toronto, Ontario
Canada
+1 416 864-5724
dustewart@ohri.ca

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