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Tag: Heart Disease

Lab rat
In a new study published in Nature, extracellular vesicles derived from neonatal cardiac progenitors produced significant rejuvenation in old rats and human cells [1]. Tiny messengers Extracellular vesicles (EV) are microscopic bubbles encased in the same lipid bilayer that cellular membranes are made of. EVs are secreted by cells, and they carry various molecular cargo...
Cat heart
Researchers publishing in Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association have conducted a feline clinical trial finding that rapamycin is effective against heart enlargement in cats. A well-known drug for a well-known problem Rapamycin: Benefits, Side Effects, and ResearchRapamycin is a macrolide, a class of antibiotic and it exhibits potent antitumor and immunosuppressive activity. It...
Heartbeat
Researchers have demonstrated that two senolytic drugs might improve how the heart repairs itself by destroying senescent cells [1]. These harmful cells are associated with many age-related diseases, including cardiovascular disease. Zombie cells that refuse to die As we age, our bodies accumulate senescent cells, often referred to as 'zombie' cells. These cells can impair...
Heart DNA
Scientists from Duke University have found a way to make adult fibroblasts differentiate into cardiomyocytes, which might help develop better heart attack treatments [1]. The imperfect repair HeartThe heart is a four-chambered organ located between our lungs. Blood is pumped by the heart through two loops, one to the lungs, oxygenating the blood, and the...
3D Heart
A pair of case reports published in Heliyon have shed more light on the connection between systemic sclerosis and fatal heart failure, highlighting a need for early diagnosis and treatment. Check out Cardio Diagnostics to learn more about their test kits. A systemic autoimmune disease Systemic sclerosis was once known as scleroderma, as the most...
Heart representation
Researchers publishing in Nature Biotechnology have generated epicardioids, which are pluripotent, self-organizing stem cells that allow for better understanding, research, and potentially prevention and treatment of heart disease. A background of heart development The epicardium, a layer of cells surrounding the heart, plays a major role in human embryonic development. Some of these cells migrate...