News tagged with heart muscle cells

Heart: Cardiac PET/MR measures up to PET/CT

Just a few years ago, integrated positron emission tomography and magnetic resonance (PET/MR) imaging was found only in research institutes, but little by little the technology has expanded into clinical practice. This is ...

Jun 10, 2013
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Missing link in Parkinson's disease found

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have described a missing link in understanding how damage to the body's cellular power plants leads to Parkinson's disease and, perhaps ...

Apr 25, 2013
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Uncleaned cells mean weak muscles

The protein complex mTORC1 promotes muscle growth. However, should this complex remain constantly active, it impairs the ability of the cells to self-clean, causing myopathy. Scientists working with Markus ...

Apr 23, 2013
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Pathological thickening of the cardiac wall halted

The heart responds to the increased stress caused by chronically raised blood pressure, for example, by thickening its wall muscle. In the late stage of this condition, a risk of heart failure arises. Scientists from the ...

Mar 26, 2013
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Gene therapy may aid failing hearts

In an animal study, researchers at the University of Washington show that it was possible to use gene therapy to boost heart muscle function. The finding suggests that it might be possible to use this approach to treat patients ...

Mar 26, 2013
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