Medical research

A new communication medium between cardiomyocytes and fibroblasts

Myocardial fibrosis is major pathological outcome after myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (MI/R) injury and a major risk factor for heart failure. MI/R injury induces cardiomyocyte damage or even death, which in turn stimulates ...

Medical research

Small proteins in the heart play big role

A heartbeat is a carefully coordinated series of electrical signals led by sodium ion channels, which tell the heart when to contract and to relax. Any disruption to these signals may lead to cardiac diseases such as an irregular ...

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