Molecular Regulation of Vascular Calcification in Diabetes
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Biomedical Laboratory R&D
October 2019 -
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Vascular calcification and stiffness are hallmarks of diabetic vascular disorder, a prevalent cardiovascular complication that leads to increased morbidity and mortality in the Veteran's population. The Veterans Affairs Diabetes Trial has documented that vascular calcification was elevated in the Veterans, but the lipid-lowering statins failed to inhibit the disease progression. Disrupted circadian clock is a common issue in military personnel, which affects many of our Veterans. Abnormal circad...