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Heart cells’ environment a potentially major factor in heart disease

By William Weir When it comes to heart disease, the health of the scaffold where cardiac cells grow may be a much bigger factor than previously believed. Stuart Campbell, associate professor of biomedical engineering & cellular and molecular physiology, led a team of researchers examined the effects of a diseased extracellular matrix (ECM) — the… Read More »

Grass Fed or Lab Fed — Which Is Better for Your Health and the Environment?

Industrial agriculture is one of the most unsustainable practices of modern civilization. Like water running down an open drain, the earth’s natural resources are rapidly dissipating as industrialized farming drives air pollution, water pollution, aquifer depletion, deforestation, rising carbon emissions and the depletion, erosion and poisoning of soils.1 The long-term answer, however, lies in the… Read More »