Latest Neocardiogenesis Stories

2011-02-26 06:40:00

US scientists have found that newborn mice can repair themselves after an injury, an important discovery that brings hopes that healing can occur with damaged hearts in people. Scientists removed large chunks of heart out of mice that were only a day old, only to find that their hearts were restored within three weeks. Fish and amphibians are known to have the power to re-grow parts of their hearts after major injuries, but the study, published in the journal Science, is the first time the...

2010-03-16 15:00:00

ATLANTA, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- CorMatrix Cardiovascular, Inc., a medical device company dedicated to developing and delivering unique extracellular matrix (ECM) biomaterial devices that harness the body's innate ability to repair damaged cardiovascular tissue, announced today that investigators from the Mercer University School of Medicine, Emory University and CorMatrix Cardiovascular, Inc. demonstrated that an injectable emulsion of the company's ECM Technology enhances angiogenesis...

2009-07-23 11:44:22

Researchers appear to have a new way to fix a broken heart. They have devised a method to coax heart muscle cells into reentering the cell cycle, allowing the differentiated adult cells to divide and regenerate healthy heart tissue after a heart attack, according to studies in mice and rats reported in the July 24th issue of the journal Cell, a Cell Press publication. The key ingredient is a growth factor known as neuregulin1 (NRG1 for short), and the researchers suggest that the factor might...

2009-07-03 22:10:00

U.S. researchers, in a study in mice, found bone marrow stem cells improve cardiac function. Study author Dr. Yerem Yeghiazarians of the University of California, San Francisco, and colleagues administered three different groups of mice with bone marrow cells, bone marrow cell extract, or saline for the control group. The injections were administered three days after a heart attack. At day 28, both the bone marrow cell group and the extract group had significantly smaller heart damage than...

2008-11-18 18:17:37

U.S. researchers say they are seeking people for a trial to test the safety of using patients' own stem cells to repair their damaged hearts. Half of the participants will be ischemic heart disease patients with blood flow problems due to arterial disease and the other half will have the non-ischemic form caused by an enlarged heart muscle. All will have limited or no other treatment options. The one-year, randomized and controlled study -- Phase II Cardiac Repair Cell Treatment of Patients...

2008-11-07 09:00:24

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/6b8b32/neocardiogenesis) has announced the addition of the "NeoCardiogenesis - Celebrating The Birth Of Regenerative Cardiology" report to their offering. Regenerating the damaged human heart therapeutically is the new paradigm that was a heresy not too long ago. Regenerative cardiology is now a segment of one of the most heavily funded areas of medical research in human history. The initial euphoria of growing natural...

2008-06-24 15:00:00

U.S. scientists say they've identified a new group of stem cells that can create cardiomyocytes, or heart muscle cells, to regenerate injured heart tissue. The finding by researchers at Children's Hospital Boston follows studies that found a specific stem cell or progenitor, marked by expression of a gene called Nkx2-5 can form many components of the heart, including heart muscle cells. In the new finding, Children's Hospital scientists showed heart muscle cells can also be derived from a...

2006-02-28 16:08:53

CHICAGO (Reuters) - An experimental therapy using the body's bone marrow stem cells to repair damage done to cardiac tissue and blood vessels in a heart attack does not appear to work, German researchers reported on Tuesday. The study from Technische Universitat in Munich involved a growth protein called granulocyte colony-stimulating factor, which brings the body's bone marrow stem cells into play. The authors said there is increasing evidence that stem cells can contribute to...

2005-11-11 15:26:53

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Bone marrow cells (BMCs) transplanted into damaged areas of the heart reduce the amount of damage and improve heart performance, physicians in Germany report. Previous studies have suggested that BMCs may regenerate damaged heart muscle when given soon after a heart attack. However, this is the first study to examine the cells' potential in hearts damaged further in the past. Dr. Bodo E. Strauer and colleagues at Heinrich-Heine-University in Dusseldorf...

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