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2012-04-05 05:17:13

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- New research reveals new developments to reprogram scar tissue, that is a result from myocardial infarction (MI), into heart muscle cells.  Scientists believe the new approach is a "game changer" with potential to revolutionise treatment of MI. "Our ultimate hope is that, during the acute period following MI, patients will be able to receive direct injections of factors that transform the existing fibroblast cells in the "scar" into new myocytes.  The...

2012-04-02 11:22:23

The latest research developments to reprogram scar tissue resulting from myocardial infarction (MI) into viable heart muscle cells, were presented at the Frontiers in CardioVascular Biology (FCVB) 2012 meeting, held 30 March to 1 April at the South Kensington Campus of Imperial College in London. In a keynote lecture Dr Deepak Srivastava outlined his approach that has been described as a "game changer" with the potential to revolutionize treatment of MI. For the first time at the FCVB...

2011-08-15 14:06:00

Breakthrough discovery is likely to advance medicine and human health Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have gained new insight into the delicate relationship between two proteins that, when out of balance, can prevent the normal development of stem cells in the heart and may also be important in some types of cancer. "The news, being announced in a paper published online today in Nature Cell Biology, adds to the understanding of the role of stem cells in embryonic heart development, and...

2010-11-17 22:12:34

Scientists discover how estrogen works and flip its switch to reap benefits without risks Estrogen is an elixir for the brain, sharpening mental performance in humans and animals and showing promise as a treatment for disorders of the brain such as Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia. But long-term estrogen therapy, once prescribed routinely for menopausal women, now is quite controversial because of research showing it increases the risk of cancer, heart disease and stroke. Northwestern...

2010-08-05 16:36:07

In heart disease, cardiac muscle gradually dies off and, with little or no way to regenerate those cells, that can ultimately lead the heart to fail. But scientists reporting in the August 6th issue of Cell, a Cell Press publication, might have found a way to fix those losses. They've devised a three-ingredient molecular cocktail that transforms fibroblasts "“ structural cells that the heart is chock full of "“ directly into beating heart cells. "In the cardiac field, we've been...

2010-08-05 16:33:21

Next-generation reprogramming of native cells offers therapeutic advantages Scientists at the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease (GICD) have found a new way to make beating heart cells from the body's own cells that could help regenerate damaged hearts. Over 5 million Americans suffer from heart failure because the heart has virtually no ability to repair itself after a heart attack. Only 2,000 hearts become available for heart transplant annually in the United States, leaving...

2009-07-08 01:02:00

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and BOSTON, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- iZumi Bio, Inc. and Pierian, Inc. today announced they have merged to form a new company, iPierian, Inc. Building on the iZumi infrastructure and vision, the company is focused on the application of cellular reprogramming to change the paradigm of drug discovery. The scientific leadership of the company will accelerate the development of new therapeutics using induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells for patients with...

2005-06-12 14:07:10

DALLAS "“ June 12, 2005 "“ Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have discovered how a small molecule of RNA called microRNA "“ a chemical cousin of DNA "“ helps fine tune the production of a key protein involved in the early development of heart muscle. The findings, available in the online edition of the journal Nature, may aid scientists in their understanding of how a progenitor cell, or stem cell, decides to become a heart cell, as well as offer...


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