Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hydroxyurea may reverse sickle cell-related heart abnormalities

Heart abnormalities are common complications of sickle cell anemia (SCA) that can contribute to severe disease symptoms and even death. A study published today in the journal Blood Advances is the first to find that hydroxyurea ...

Medical research

Stem cells and mathematical models: The future of medical research

Human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs), which can be differentiated into cardiac myocytes, are used in a wide variety of applications such as developing patient-specific disease models, or the evaluation of novel therapeutic ...


Pumped to assist the heart with an artificial aorta

Scientists from EPFL and University of Bern have successfully implanted—in vivo—their first artificial tubular muscle that augments the aorta and assists cardiac function in pumping blood. Based on these results, the ...

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