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Latest Cardiac muscle Stories

2010-07-01 15:54:28

Scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have identified for the first time an enzyme that plays vital roles in both fetal heart development and in causing cardiac hypertrophy — an enlargement of the heart — in adults.

2010-06-08 19:06:20

One in 25 people from India and other south Asian countries carries a mutated gene that causes heart failure.

2010-05-28 18:13:26

A new and non-controversial source of stem cells can form heart muscle cells and help repair heart damage.

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2010-04-19 12:57:39

Researchers have discovered a new disorder linked to heart problems that stems from a genetic defect in the protein glycogenin.

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2010-03-25 08:37:23

Bony fish like the tiny zebrafish have a remarkable ability that mammals can only dream of: if you lop off a chunk of their heart they swim sluggishly for a few days but within a month appear perfectly normal.

2010-03-24 16:51:47

Humans have very limited ability to regenerate heart muscle cells, which is a key reason why heart attacks that kill cells and scar heart tissue are so dangerous.

2010-02-25 15:08:55

Researchers have been able to see how heart failure affects the surface of an individual heart muscle cell in minute detail, using a new nanoscale scanning technique developed at Imperial College London.

2010-02-20 08:17:45

Scientists are reporting the first-ever data to show that the enzyme calcineurin is critical in controlling normal development and function of heart cells, and that loss of the protein leads to heart problems and death in genetically modified mice.

2010-02-16 08:53:56

UCSF researchers have discovered that a protein called B1N1 is necessary for the heart to contract.

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2009-12-16 08:55:00

Johns Hopkins biomedical engineers, working with colleagues in Korea, have produced a laboratory chip with nanoscopic grooves and ridges capable of growing cardiac tissue that more closely resembles natural heart muscle.


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