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New findings raise hopes for better blood pressure lowering drugs

A blood pressure drug in use for more than half a century might not work entirely in the way scientists had long thought. Reporting today in Nature Medicine, researchers have found in mice that spironolactone, a diuretic known to regulate hypertension through the kidneys, exerts part of its beneficial effect through the vasculature system, too. 

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