Direct cardiac reprogramming to regenerate the heart

Direct cardiac reprogramming to regenerate the heart

Infarction causes the loss of a consequent number of cardiac muscle cells. Unable to self-regenerate, these cells are replaced by fibroblasts. This can lead to heart failure. Priyadharshni Muniyandi, doctoral researcher and Dr M. Sheikh Mohamed, Associate Professor at the Bio-Nano Electronics Research Centre, Toyo University, work on direct cardiac reprogramming. Their technique uses microRNA encapsulated in a non-viral nanocarrier: […]

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Preventing and treating complications of heart failure and Fabry disease

Dr Gavin Y Oudit, a distinguished cardiologist from the University of Alberta, focuses his research on developing ground-breaking therapies to treat both genetic and non-genetic cardiovascular disorders, and to prevent heart failure. His exciting work into the role of ACE2 has provided a fundamental scientific understanding used in the development of therapeutic options for cardiovascular, renal and lung diseases. He […]

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