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Air pollution increases risk of repeat heart attack


June 6th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, June 6 (IANS) Air pollution elevates risk of repeat heart attacks besides other major health risks linked with respiratory infections, lung cancer and heart disease, a study says. ... Read more...

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Israeli scientists open prospect of repairing damaged hearts


May 23rd, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, May 23 (IANS) In a unique feat, Israeli scientists reprogrammed skin cells from heart failure patients to grow into healthy, new heart muscle cells capable of integrating with ... Read more...

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Rogue DNA could trip the heart


April 26th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 26 (IANS) DNA from the heart's own cells may unwittingly activate the body's immune system, tripping the heart, according to a study by British and Japanese researchers.Scientists from ... Read more...

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Pain killers retard recovery from heart attack


April 9th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 9 (IANS) Giving pain killers to heart attack patients may actually retard their recovery. The stabbing ache in the chest, for instance, is felt when it actually stimulates ... Read more...

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Rest can undo damage to heart cells


April 2nd, 2012 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
London, April 2 (IANS) The damage to cardiac cells after a heart failure can be undone by allowing the heart to rest, according to new study.Findings from an Imperial College ... Read more...

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Scientists grow heart cells in lab


November 3rd, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 3 (IANS) Scientists have hit upon a new and reliable way of producing heart cells in a lab, which would help in the battle against heart diseases.The Monash ... Read more...

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Researchers turn brain cells into heart cells


July 10th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 10 (IANS) Researchers have changed a star-shaped brain cell and a skin cell into a heart cell -- offering the possibility of cell-based therapy for cardiovascular diseases.Heart cells ... Read more...

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Protein linked with heart failure discovered


May 24th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 24 (IANS) Researchers have discovered a protein switch which can trigger conditions culminating in heart failure, potentially opening the way for improved treatment.A study shows that the absence ... Read more...

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Scientists grow human heart in lab


April 4th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 4 (IANS) Scientists are growing human hearts in lab which they believe could start beating within weeks, offering hope to millions of cardiac patients. The experiment is a ... Read more...

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Live human heart grown in lab offers new hope to cardiac patients


April 4th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 04 (ANI): American researchers are growing human hearts in laboratories, offering hope for millions of cardiac patients.And they believe the their artificial heart could start beating within weeks.The experiment is ... Read more...

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Invisible infrared light could soon activate heart, ear cells


March 28th, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 28 (ANI): A discovery by University of Utah scientists might someday improve cochlear implants for the deaf and lead to devices to restore vision, maintain balance and treat movement disorders ... Read more...

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More sensitive blood test could improve diagnosis of heart attacks


March 23rd, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 23 (ANI): Scientists have suggested that a highly sensitive blood test could help identify heart attacks in thousands of patients who would otherwise have gone undiagnosed.The test, which identifies heart ... Read more...

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Scientists discover a key to maintaining our DNA


March 19th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 19 (ANI): Scientists have discovered how DNA maintenance is regulated, opening the door to interventions that may enhance the body's natural preservation of genetic information.DNA contains all of the genetic ... Read more...

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Human stem cells from fat tissue successfully fuse with rat heart cells and beat


March 1st, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 1 (ANI): Scientists have successfully fused human stem cells derived from subcutaneous adipose (fat) tissue with muscle cells from rat hearts.And, not only did these cells 'talk' to form new ... Read more...

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Newborn mouse’s heart can heal itself


February 25th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) A mammalian newborn's heart can heal itself completely -- a discovery that looks more like science fiction than a reality. Researchers working with mice found that a portion ... Read more...

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Damaged hearts could one day repair themselves, suggests mice study


February 25th, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have discovered that the mammalian newborn heart can heal itself completely.Researchers, working with mice, found that a portion of the heart removed ... Read more...

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Skin cells used to develop heart defect ‘treatment’ in first-of-its-kind


February 10th, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 10 (ANI): Using skin cells from young patients with a severe genetic heart defect, scientists have created beating heart cells that carry the same genetic mutation.The newly created human ... Read more...

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Stem cells Can Be used In Mending Broken Hearts


February 2nd, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Feb 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A top heart charity of UK started a research project worth $80 million recently to discover the potential of stem cell for regenerating cardiac tissues and ... Read more...

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Scientists convert skin cells directly into beating heart cells


February 1st, 2011 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 1 (ANI): Scientists have successfully converted adult skin cells directly into beating heart cells efficiently without having to first go through the laborious process of generating embryonic-like stem cells.The powerful ... Read more...

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Stem cells from patients could help test cardiac disease treatments


January 18th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 18 (ANI): Stem cells derived from a patient with an inherited heart disease could help test specific treatments for the disease, known as long QT syndrome, say scientists.Researchers from the ... Read more...

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Marmite can cure diabetes


December 7th, 2010 - 8:39 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 7 (IANS) Marmite, a brown-coloured spread made from yeast, could save the lives of millions of people ­because it contains a vitamin that protects against some potentially fatal heart conditions ... Read more...

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Marmite vitamin ‘could prevent heart problems’


December 6th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 6 (ANI): Experts have claimed that a vitamin found in Marmite has the potential to prevent heart diseases.Scientists from Bristol University, who carried out the experiment in mice, also suggested ... Read more...

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Potential genetic target for heart disease discovered


November 18th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): A potential genetic target for heart disease has been identified by researchers at UC.The study, led by WenFeng Cai, shows that a micro-RNA, known as miR765, which regulates ... Read more...

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Pulses of light might one day keep diseased hearts beating


November 13th, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 13 (ANI): Heart muscles genetically engineered to respond to optical stimulation could improve models of heart attacks, and may also increase the understanding of how the embryonic heart develops, say ... Read more...

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‘Smart’ adult stem cells repair heart in ‘landmark work’


August 17th, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 17 (ANI): In what is being touted as "landmark work", researchers at Mayo Clinic with Belgian collaborators have demonstrated that rationally "guided" human adult stem cells can effectively heal, repair ... Read more...

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New scaffold designed to fix a broken heart


August 10th, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 10 (ANI): Scientists have developed a scaffold that supports the growth and integration of stem cell-derived cardiac muscle cells-a feat that offers hope for achieving what the body can't do- ... Read more...

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Gene cocktail could help rejuvenate failing hearts


August 6th, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) A revolutionary technique developed by scientists could help cardiac patients rejuvenate their failing hearts. The new technique could also cut the need for transplants, with diseased and worn out ... Read more...

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Now, body cells can be regenerated into heart muscles


August 6th, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 6 (ANI): Scientists at the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease (GICD) have discovered how the cells in one's body can be used to regenerate heart muscles.GICD director Deepak Srivastava and ... Read more...

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Groundbreaking new understanding of stem cells


May 3rd, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 3 (ANI): Researchers from The Scripps Research Institute have detailed some striking differences between the biochemistry of stem cells versus mature cells-a feat that could one day lead to new ... Read more...

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Grapes cut risk factors for heart disease and diabetes


April 27th, 2010 - 11:27 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): Grape consumption can lower blood pressure, improve heart function and reduce other risk factors for heart disease and metabolic syndrome, according to a new study.The effect is thought ... Read more...

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New ways for heart treatment


March 11th, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 11 (ANI): A new American study has suggested new ways to improve heart treatment.The study, led by University of Iowa scientists, demonstrated in theory, that it might be possible to ... Read more...

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Heart patient’s own skin cells may soon repair damaged cardiac tissue


March 3rd, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Thanks to a pioneering stem cell research, it may soon be possible to turn ordinary human skin cells into early-stage heart cells, claims a scientist.The new technique for ... Read more...

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Scientists identify enzyme vital to healthy heart


February 20th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 20 (IANS) Scientists have come up with evidence to show that calcineurin, an enzyme, is critical in controlling normal development and function of heart cells. The loss of the protein leads ... Read more...

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Critical enzyme in healthy heart function identified


February 20th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 20 (ANI): Scientists at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute have shown that the enzyme calcineurin is critical in controlling normal development and function of ... Read more...

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Protein that helps heart muscle contract identified


February 16th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): A protein called B1N1 that is necessary for the heart to contract has been discovered by researchers.The finding, published in the Feb. 16 issue of the open access ... Read more...

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