AHA NEWS: Tiny structures in the heart may provide clues to heart disease and stroke

American Heart Association
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Tiny cells in your heart and blood vessels are constantly on the move, darting in and out of microscopic structures that look a little like scaffolding around buildings.

That might sound like run-of-the-mill activity, but scientists say figuring out exactly what the scaffolding does to cells and how it redirects their activity just may help prevent heart disease and stroke, the two leading causes of death in the world.

Read more here: http://news.heart.org/tiny-structures-in-the-heart-may-provide-clues-to-heart-disease-and-stroke/