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Researchers find Cell that Replenishes Heart Muscle

2015 28 Jun

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified a cell that replenishes adult heart muscle by using a new cell lineage-tracing technique. The study is published online in Nature. Most cardiomyocytes don’t replenish themselves after a heart attack or other significant heart muscle damage but these researchers have identified a cell that... Read more

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First 6 Months Best for Stimulating Heart Growth

2015 06 May

A Boston Children's Hospital study, published in Science Translational Medicine, shows that the first six months of life is the best time to stimulate heart muscle cell regeneration (cardiomyocyte proliferation)."Our results suggest that early administration of neuregulin may provide a targeted and multipronged approach to prevent heart failure in infants... Read more

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Long-Term Use of LVADs Induces Heart Muscle Regeneration

2015 24 Jan

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found that long-term use of a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) by patients with heart failure may induce regeneration of heart muscle by preventing oxidative damage to a cell-regulator mechanism. Their study appears online in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.The study looked at... Read more

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Heart-Defect Patch Features Carbon Nanotubes

2014 27 Sep

Researchers at Rice University and Texas Children’s Hospital (TX, USA) have developed paediatric heart-defect patches with carbon nanotubes that enhance electrical connections between cells. The patches are made of a sponge-like bioscaffold that contains microscopic pores and mimics the body’s extracellular matrix. They are infused with conductive single-walled... Read more


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