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Chemical in soap, toothpaste impairs muscle strength


August 14th, 2012 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) Triclosan, an antibacterial widely used in soaps, deodorants, toothpastes and other body-care products, reduces muscular strength, according to a mice study."Triclosan is found in virtually everyone's ... Read more...

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‘Grafting helps normalise heartbeats’


August 6th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) Researchers have made a major advance in their bid to regenerate damaged heart by grafting human cardiac muscle cells into guinea pig hearts.The grafts also reduced ... 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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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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Injectable gel to heal damaged hearts


February 22nd, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) A new injectable hydrogel could safely and effectively heal any damage caused by heart attacks and help minimise invasive surgeries. The hydrogel would open a new ... Read more...

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Tasar silk could help heal damaged hearts


January 30th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 30 (IANS) Silk is set to make a leap from dressing Indian brides to potentially growing replacement tissue for damaged hearts, keeping them healthy and evergreen. Max Planck ... Read more...

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New stem cells could help heal damaged hearts


December 23rd, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 23 (IANS) Damaged hearts could mend themselves with the help of a method that coaxes stem cells to develop into cardiac cells, say researchers. Scientists in China have ... Read more...

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Cancer drug can reverse heart failure


May 31st, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 31 (IANS) A promising cancer drug can reverse a heart failure resulting from high blood pressure (BP).The drug, a type of histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor being evaluated in ... 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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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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Now, a tiny white bread mint like capsule to track cancer in the body


March 16th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 16 (ANI): Scientists have developed a tiny white breath mint like little capsule that can track the growth of a tumour without repeated invasive procedures."With this, we are going to ... 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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Longevinex reduces size of heart attack better than resveratrol: Study


December 28th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 28 (ANI): Scientists have found that Longevinex worked better at reducing the size of a heart attack better than resveratrol.The study compared and contrasted the gene-switching pattern for both plain ... Read more...

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Tweaking DNA can counteract heart injury


December 24th, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 24 (IANS) Tweaking the DNA can counteract heart injury and mimic the effects of two weeks of endurance training. The experiment was carried out on mice but researchers ... Read more...

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How physical activity grows a healthy heart


December 24th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 24 (ANI): We all know that exercise comes with metabolic and cardiovascular benefits, but little is understood about how physical activity influences the heart itself.Now, a new study offers ... 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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Molecular ‘playbook’ to stop heart failure risk factor found


September 24th, 2010 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 24 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center recently discovered a potential molecular playbook for blocking cardiac hypertrophy, the unwanted enlargement of the heart and a well-known precursor ... Read more...

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Adrenalin may help combat heart attack


June 25th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 25 (IANS) Everyone experiences strong heartbeats that accompany emotions like fear and rage. But can the body's natural response to these emotions be used to combat heart failure? It may ... Read more...

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Stem cells from embryo sac could heal damaged hearts


May 29th, 2010 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 29 (IANS) Stem cells obtained from a new non-controversial source - the amniotic membrane discarded as medical waste after childbirth - can heal damaged hearts and form heart muscle cells, ... Read more...

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Novel stem cells source can form heart muscle cells, repair damage


May 29th, 2010 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 29 (ANI): Japanese scientists have found a new and non-controversial source of stem cells that can form heart muscle cells and help repair heart damage.In preliminary lab tests, researchers used ... Read more...

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Transplanted adult stem cells could heal injured hearts


May 8th, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 8 (ANI): In a study on mouse model, scientists found that human adult stem cells injected around the damage caused by a heart attack survived in the heart and improved ... 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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Why certain anticancer cancer drugs cause heart failure


January 12th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, say they have discovered why certain anticancer drugs cause heart failure in some patients.Several types of cancer ... Read more...

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Growth factor targeted by cancer drugs also prevents heart problem


January 12th, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): A growth factor, called PDGFR, which is a common target of cancer drugs, has been found to play an important role in the heart's response to stress, according ... Read more...

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Protein changes in heart indicate Alzheimer’s disease linked with heart failure


November 16th, 2009 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): By observing changes in the chemical structure of a protein, researchers have established a link between Alzheimer's disease and chronic heart failure.The international team of biochemists and cardiologists, ... Read more...

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Scientists trace link between Alzheimer’s, heart failure


November 16th, 2009 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 16 (IANS) Scientists have figured out the link between Alzhemier's disease and chronic heart failure, two leading causes of death. A team of US, Canadian and Italian bio-chemists and cardiologists, led ... Read more...

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New discovery explains sudden death in epilepsy


October 15th, 2009 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): Researchers from Baylor College of Medicine have identified a 'molecular trigger' that could explain sudden death in epilepsy patients.According to Dr. Jeffrey Noebels, the study's senior author and ... Read more...

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Novel ‘patch’ to mend broken hearts


October 11th, 2009 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 11 (ANI): Duke University bioengineers have developed a novel way of mending a broken heart - a living "heart patch" that repairs heart tissue damaged by disease.With the help of ... Read more...

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Gene transfer can help ailing heart heal itself


October 6th, 2009 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 6 (IANS) In a major breakthrough, scientists jump-started a failing heart by transferring a gene, which could help the heart heal itself. The breakthrough also offers a tantalizing glimpse of ... Read more...

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Gene transfer could help jump-start ailing heart


October 6th, 2009 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): Gene therapy could act as a tool to improve an ailing heart's ability to contract properly and prevent heart failure, according to scientists from the Universities of Michigan ... Read more...

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Viagra compounds found to shrink abnormally large hearts


September 25th, 2009 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 25 (IANS) Compounds related to Viagra, already in clinical trials to prevent heart failure, may also counter the disease in a different way, says a new study. The results hold promise ... Read more...

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Viagra relatives could minimize abnormally large hearts


September 25th, 2009 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 25 (ANI): A new study claims that compounds related to Viagra, which is already in clinical trials to prevent heart failure, may also counter the disease in a different way.The ... Read more...

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Indian scientist explores longevity protein that protects heart


August 4th, 2009 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 4 (ANI): A research team, including an Indian-origin boffin, has shown in a study of mice that one sirtuin protein, SIRT3, helps protect the heart.Previous studies have shown that sirtuin ... Read more...

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Growth factor that can reverse heart-attack damage identified


July 24th, 2009 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 24 (ANI): Researchers at Children's Hospital Boston have taken a major step towards regenerating heart tissue after a heart attack, in patients with heart failure, or in children with congenital ... Read more...

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Scientists find new way to fix a broken heart


July 24th, 2009 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 24 (ANI): A new way to mend damage to the heart has been found by scientists.The boffins have devised a method to coax heart muscle cells into re-entering the cell ... Read more...

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