News tagged with heart muscle

Researchers attack stem cells that cause colon cancer

Many of the colon cancer cells that form tumors can be killed by genetically short-circuiting the cells' ability to absorb a key nutrient, a new study has found. While the findings are encouraging, the test tube study using ...

dateApr 28, 2010 in Cancer
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New explanation for cardiac arrest

Researchers have discovered a new disorder linked to heart problems that stems from a genetic defect in the protein glycogenin. In a worst case scenario, disruption of this protein's function can lead to cardiac arrest, which ...

dateApr 19, 2010 in Medical research
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Heart protects itself from fat

When you eat a fatty meal, a certain mechanism is activated in the heart, which prevents dangerous substances from being deposited in the heart muscle. This is one of the findings of research carried out at Wageningen University, ...

dateApr 13, 2010 in Medical research
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Zebrafish study with human heart implications

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. How they accomplish ...

dateMar 24, 2010 in Medical research
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