Latest Cardiac muscle Stories
New insight into the physiology of cardiac muscle may lead to the development of therapeutic strategies that exploit an inherent protective state of the heart.
X-rays shed new light on the regulation of muscle contraction.
Heart failure affects roughly six million Americans, yet treatment consists of either a heart transplant or the insertion of mechanical devices that assist the heart.
Myocardits is an inflammation of the heart muscles that is a major cause of heart failure in young patients.
People with type 1 diabetes, whose insulin-producing cells have been destroyed by the body's own immune system, are particularly vulnerable to a form of inflammatory heart disease (myocarditis) caused by a different autoimmune reaction.
Cytokinetics, Incorporated (Nasdaq: CYTK) announced today the publication of preclinical research in the March 18, 2011 issue of the journal Science regarding the activation of cardiac myosin by an investigational drug candidate, omecamtiv mecarbil, and the potential therapeutic role that this novel mechanism may play for patients with systolic heart failure.
UT Southwestern Medical Center research has shown that the mammalian newborn heart can heal itself completely.
If Dr. Doolittle is famous for talking to animals, then here's a story that might make him hold his tongue.
Scientists have identified a protein that plays a key role in debilitating changes that occur in the heart after a heart attack.
Using skin cells from young patients who have a severe genetic heart defect, Stanford University School of Medicine scientists have generated beating heart cells that carry the same genetic mutation.
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