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2015-02-22 14:34:59

Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) have helped identify how a particular protein plays a central role in this astonishing consistency. This is the first time the mechanism has been described; the discovery could eventually help scientists treat heart problems that kill millions of people every year.

Pouring oil
2014-10-01 03:00:04

Oleate, a common dietary fat found in olive oil, restored proper metabolism of fuel in heart cells in an animal model of heart failure.

2014-03-05 10:36:54

Brandeis University researchers have unlocked a controversial structure in heart cells responsible for regulating heart contractions.

2013-12-17 04:20:03

Tokyo, Dec 17, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Beginning with their discovery of spontaneous oscillatory contraction (SPOC) of muscle, Prof.

Sca1 Stem Cells Replace Steadily Ageing Heart Muscle Cells
2013-12-02 14:59:22

Up until a few years ago, the common school of thought held that the mammalian heart had very little regenerative capacity. However, scientists now know that heart muscle cells constantly regenerate, albeit at a very low rate.

2013-10-07 09:16:29

Mitochondria are the power plants of cells, manufacturing chemical fuel so a cell can perform its many tasks.

2013-09-12 23:26:25

MedZilla.com reports: Labor productivity increased at a rate of 2.3% this quarter; while the unemployment rate continued its downward trend, falling to a low of 7.3% last month.

2013-08-30 12:42:55

You can't resurrect a dead cell anymore than you can breathe life into a brick, regardless of what you may have gleaned from zombie movies and Dr. Frankenstein.

2013-07-11 14:38:27

If the heart following a heart attack is not sufficiently supplied with blood, heart tissue dies.

New Research Challenges 50 Years Of Muscle Knowledge
2013-07-10 10:54:49

For the past 50 years, scientists and health professionals have operated with the knowledge that biceps are packed with long ropes of filaments. When the bicep is used to lift a heavy object or flex, these filaments were understood to shorten or contract the muscle and give it its power.


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