News tagged with heart muscle cells

A strategy to fix a broken heart (w/ Video)

These days people usually don't die from a heart attack. But the damage to heart muscle is irreversible, and most patients eventually succumb to congestive heart failure, the most common cause of death in developed countries.

dateAug 09, 2010 in Medical research
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New strategy for mending broken hearts?

( -- By mimicking the way embryonic stem cells develop into heart muscle in a lab, Duke University bioengineers believe they have taken an important first step toward growing a living "heart patch" to repair heart ...

dateOct 11, 2009 in Medical research
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Heart rhythm gene revealed in new research

( -- A gene that regulates the rhythm of the heart is revealed in new research published today in Nature Genetics. The authors of the study, from Imperial College London, say their discovery helps them to understand ...

dateJan 10, 2010 in Genetics
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