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Medical News Today: Broken heart syndrome: How complications affect death risk

New research finds that people who develop cardiogenic shock as a complication of broken heart syndrome have an increased risk of death, both in the short-term and in later years. Broken heart syndrome may feel very similar to a heart attack. Stressful life events can sometimes put a strain on the heart, quite literally. A… Read More »

Machine-learning algorithm predicts how cells repair broken DNA

The human genome has its own proofreaders and editors, and their handiwork is not as haphazard as once thought. When DNA’s double helix is broken after damage from, say, exposure to X-rays, molecular machines perform a kind of genetic “auto-correction” to put the genome back together — but those repairs are often imperfect. Just as… Read More »