In this recent study published in Science, postdoctoral researcher Yang Cao, Professor Jake Lusis, and colleagues share findings about liver-heart communication via a liver-derived protein, coagulation factor XI (FXI), and the role that it plays in heart injury.
Peter is currently a cardiology fellow and PhD candidate in Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology at UCLA. As part of the Specialty Training and Advanced Research (STAR) program, he used a multiscale approach to create a comprehensive atlas of how the cardiac autonomic nervous system controls the heartbeat.
While cardiovascular calcification is associated with a higher risk of cardiac events, whether modifying calcification improves outcomes is unclear. New studies show that using fused micro-PET/CT imaging in mice allows researchers to better understand how cardiovascular calcification responds to interventions, such as endurance exercise and parathyroid hormone therapy.