NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A research team from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has found a link between the protein CXCL5 and potential protection against the development of coronary artery disease (CAD) in old age.

CAD is the most common cause of heart attacks and the leading cause of death in the US. While there has been increased public awareness of risk factors and a variety of available treatment options, CAD has remained a public health challenge.

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