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New Field Of Optogenetics Could Offer Solutions For Cardiac Arrhythmia
2013-09-19 14:05:49

With a few flicks of a light switch--on-off-on-off--Stanford University's Oscar Abilez is one step closer to changing the lives of millions.

Heart Cells Turned Into Biological Pacemaker
2012-12-17 10:59:49

Cardiologists from The Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute in Los Angeles have announced the development of a biologically-based pacemaker by reprogramming ordinary heart cells using the introduction of a single gene - Tbx18.

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2009-04-09 13:29:39

Artificial heart pacemakers have saved and extended the lives of thousands of people, but they have their shortcomings – such as a fixed pulse rate and a limited life. Could a permanent biological solution be possible?

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2008-03-05 13:21:32

Using pacemakers to electrically retune a heart damaged by long bouts of a wobbling heartbeat, where one heart muscle wall is beating sooner than the other, leads to fast improvements in the tissue levels of more than a dozen proteins key to the organ’s health.


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