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Opposing roles of Akt and STAT3 in the protection of the maternal heart from peripartum stress

Opposing roles of Akt and STAT3 in the protection of the maternal heart from peripartum stress

Posted on: 28 July 2014

Postpartum Akt activation is detrimental for the peripartum heart as it lowers anti-oxidative defence and in combination with low STAT3 conditions, accelerate cardiac inflammation and fibrosis. PRL and its cleaved 16 kDa form are central for Akt-induced PPCM, as indicated by the protection from the disease by PRL blockade.


HEDUAfrica visits Centre of Research Excellence in Melbourne

HEDUAfrica visits Centre of Research Excellence in Melbourne

Posted on: 21 July 2014

Members of HEDUAfrica were privileged to visit the Centre of Research Excellence in Melbourne, Australia to learn firsthand about their study focus and methods, particularly in the field of cardiovascular disease.


2014 World Congress of Cardiology held in Australia

2014 World Congress of Cardiology held in Australia

Posted on: 15 July 2014

The World Congress of Cardiology is a major international conference that addresses and tackles the importance of cardiovascular health and disease on a global scale by attracting a strong and renowned international faculty of experts.


Hypertension and hypertensive heart disease in African women

Hypertension and hypertensive heart disease in African women

Posted on: 9 July 2014

Hypertension and hypertensive heart disease is one of the main contributors to a growing burden of non- communicable forms of cardiovascular disease around the globe.


Global, regional, and national levels of neonatal, infant, and  under-5 mortality during 1990–

Global, regional, and national levels of neonatal, infant, and under-5 mortality during 1990–

Posted on: 1 July 2014

Remarkable financial and political efforts have been focused on the reduction of child mortality during the past few decades.