Zebrafish have a high capacity to regenerate cardiac tissues

Source: Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares Summary: A team of researchers has discovered a high level of plasticity among the cells of the zebrafish heart muscle. After a heart attack, the human heart loses millions of cardiomyocytes, the cells that form the muscle wall. But some animals, including the zebrafish, have a highRead More →

Nanoparticle inhalant

Journal Reference: Science Translational Medicine Summary: A team of researchers has developed a nanoparticle inhalant loaded with therapy drugs for treating people suffering from heart disease. In recent years, nanoparticles have been developed to deliver drugs to specific parts of the body, allowing for direct contact therapy, which are typically administered orally or intravenously. A team of researchers fromRead More →

Cardiomyocytes when exposed to high levels of glucose they don't mature

Source: University of California at Los Angeles Summary: Researchers discovered how high glucose levels keep heart cells from maturing normally which explains why babies born to women with diabetes are more likely to develop congenital heart disease. Congenital heart disease (CHD) is a defect in the structure of the heart at the timeRead More →

Reduced Mitochondrial protein result in heart disease

Source: Georgia State University Summary: Researchers in a new study found that when a mitochondrial protein of the cardiac muscle cells is reduced, initiates cardiac dysfunction and heart failure. Mitochondria (cell organelles – generally called as a powerhouse of the cell) has numerous functions in the body such as energy production,Read More →

Cardiac cells proliferation

Source: University of Pennsylvania Summary: Researchers have demonstrated a new approach for treating the damaged heart tissue after a heart attack with the help of an injectable hydrogel. In mammals, including humans, after myocardial infarction (heart attack) there is a striking loss of cardiac cells (heart muscle cells/cardiomyocytes) and those which surviveRead More →