Cardiology

Study uncovers foundations of heart regeneration

While the human heart can't heal itself, the zebrafish heart can easily replace cells lost by damage or disease. Now, researchers have discovered properties of a mysterious outer layer of the heart known as the epicardium ...

Medical research

New collagen patch speeds repair of damaged heart tissue in mice

You can't resurrect a dead cell anymore than you can breathe life into a brick, regardless of what you may have gleaned from zombie movies and Dr. Frankenstein. So when heart cells die from lack of blood flow during a heart ...

Cardiology

Simplifying heart surgery with stretchable electronics devices

(Medical Xpress)—Researchers at the McCormick School of Engineering are part of a team that has used stretchable electronics to create a multipurpose medical catheter that can both monitor heart functions and perform corrections ...

Medical research

Heart has built-in repair mechanism

(Medical Xpress) -- Researchers have for the first time succeeded in transforming a new type of stem-like cell in the adult heart, into heart muscle in mice.