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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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New valve implant brings hope to cardiac patients


February 29th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) In a cheering development for heart patients, a new technique to implant an artificial valve by a catheter instead of a surgery has been successfully ... Read more...

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Garlic oil component protects heart


November 17th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) A garlic oil component may help protect the heart after it suffers an attack, during cardiac surgery or as a treatment for heart failure. At low ... Read more...

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Researchers patch damaged heart with engineered tissue


May 8th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) Researchers have pioneered a method to patch a damaged heart with an engineered tissue, in a major step forward in combating cardiovascular disease, one of the ... Read more...

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Exercise protects heart from injury through nitric oxide


May 5th, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): A study has found new evidence that the nitric oxide generated during physical exercise protects the heart from injury.Researchers at Emory University School of Medicine have identified the ... 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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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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Drug, cosmetics firms back plan to end animal testing


November 28th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 28 (IANS) Major drug and cosmetics companies have backed a plan to eliminate animal testing in favour of more humane approaches. Experts from companies like drug giants AstraZeneca, Procter ... Read more...

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Stem cell patch may improve function after heart attack


November 16th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): A new research has found that applying a stem cell-infused patch may result in improved function following a heart attack.University of Cincinnati researchers also found that function improved ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How fat hormone guards against stress-induced heart damage


November 2nd, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 2 (ANI): Scientists at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute have discovered how a cardioprotective hormone called adiponectin prevents stress-induced damage in the heart."Whereas healthy people usually have high adiponectin levels circulating ... Read more...

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Stress before cancer therapy may sabotage treatment


September 22nd, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 22 (ANI): A new research has suggested that patients who experience physical or psychological stress - including rigorous exercise - one or two days before a cancer treatment might be ... 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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Now, laser would make heartbeat faster


August 16th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 16 (ANI): A new research has shown that an infrared laser can make a heart beat faster, which may help in understanding reasons for congenital defects.Case Western Reserve University and ... Read more...

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Specific blood-derived cells promote survival in heart attack mouse model


June 17th, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): In a study with mouse models, scientists found that implanting monocytes - a type of white blood cell that is part of the immune system - helped preserve ... Read more...

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Giving patients oxygen to inhale during heart attack ‘not beneficial’


June 16th, 2010 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 16 (ANI): Scientists claim that there's no evidence to support the fact that giving patients oxygen to inhale during a heart attack is beneficial.A new Cochrane Systematic Review says that ... Read more...

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High doses of vitamins C and E may raise cancer risk


May 5th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): High doses of antioxidant nutritional supplements, such as vitamins C and E, could induce genetic abnormalities in cells, according to a study.And these abnormalities could predispose supplement-takers to ... Read more...

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Starving sea lions wash ashore in California


March 13th, 2010 - 2:43 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, March 13 (DPA) Hundreds of starving sea lions are washing ashore along the California coast as El Nino weather conditions warm the Pacific Ocean and drive away their usual prey, ... Read more...

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Temporarily stopping blood flow in arm protects heart during attack


February 26th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 26 (ANI): Damage in people having a heart attack can be prevented by temporarily stopping blood flow in the arm, a Danish study has shown.According to researchers, the procedure "kick-starts" ... Read more...

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New robotic catheter guidance system to treat abnormal heart rhythms


February 10th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): People suffering from abnormal heart rhythms are now being treated at hospitals with a new robotic catheter guidance system."The robotic system enhances a doctor's natural ability, and we ... Read more...

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Catheter treatment better than drugs for irregular heartbeats


January 27th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): A new study has suggested that treating a common heart rhythm disorder by burning heart tissue with a catheter works dramatically better than drug treatments.The study's lead author ... Read more...

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‘Missing link’ between heart failure, environment pinpointed


January 13th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 13 (IANS) Scientists seem to have found the "missing link" between heart failure, our genes and environment. A new study by a Cambridge University team could open up completely new ... Read more...

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‘Missing link’ between heart failure, genes and environment discovered


January 13th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): Researchers at Cambridge University have found what they consider is the "missing link" between heart failure, our genes and our environment.Their study could open up completely new ways ... Read more...

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Adult stem cells may mend broken hearts


December 3rd, 2009 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): Adult stem cells could help repair heart tissue damaged by heart attack, reveals a new study.According to results from the Phase I study, stem cells from donor ... Read more...

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Master mechanism behind regeneration of body parts discovered


October 20th, 2009 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): Using zebrafish as a model, researchers at the University of Michigan have discovered how the process of regeneration of body parts works.Some animals have the unique ability to ... 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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Fatty apron over stomach, intestines may help grow patches of cells for heart repair


August 30th, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 30 (ANI): A team of researchers in Israel have successfully grown patches of cells for heart repair by conducting experiments on rats.Smadar Cohen, a tissue engineer at Ben-Gurion University ... 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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New stem cell therapy may repair damaged heart


July 21st, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): Scientists from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, have genetically engineered cells that help form scar tissue after a heart attack into a type of cell that does just ... Read more...

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New material helps patients rebuild cardio tissue


July 11th, 2009 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 11 (IANS) A revolutionary technology being used by a surgeon permits patients to regenerate their own cardiovascular tissue. Marc Gerdisch is using the CorMatrix Extracellular Matrix (ECM) to modify and repair ... Read more...

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Pig heart valves fail early in cardiac patients


June 30th, 2009 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 30 (IANS) Pig heart valves, a promising alternative to defective aortic valves in human patients, fail much earlier and more often than expected, says a report from cardiac surgeons. Between ... Read more...

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How diabetes drugs raise heart failure risk


June 23rd, 2009 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 23 (ANI): A new study may help explain how a class of diabetes drugs increases the risk of heart failure.Thiazolidinediones (TZDs) have been controversial since a 2007 analysis of Avandia ... Read more...

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Non-invasive stem cell procedure shows promise to repair heart tissue


May 29th, 2009 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 29 (ANI): For the first time, researchers at the University at Buffalo have shown that it is possible to repair cardiac tissue and, in turn, reverse heart failure by injecting ... Read more...

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Stem cell heart surgery may spell the end for transplantation


December 4th, 2008 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 4 (ANI): British scientists have developed a new technique that can rebuild a severely damaged heart, and one day, might replace the need for transplantation.Researchers at Imperial College London ... Read more...

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Concentrated stem cells directly injected into patient’’s heart in new clinical trial


November 21st, 2008 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 21 (ANI): For the first time, surgeons at the Methodist Hospital in Houston have injected highly-concentrated stem cells directly into a patient''s heart, providing an intense, direct hit on ... Read more...

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