Medical research

New target identified for treatment of premature aging disease

A stretch of DNA that hops around the human genome plays a role in premature aging disorders, scientists at the Salk Institute and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia have discovered. ...

Medical research

Scientists revive cells and organs in dead pigs

Scientists announced Wednesday they have restored blood flow and cell function throughout the bodies of pigs that were dead for an hour, in a breakthrough experts say could mean we need to update the definition of death itself.

Cardiology

Study finds two protein pathways downregulated in postnatal heart

In work published today in Stem Cell Reports, researchers from the University of Minnesota Medical School discovered two signaling pathways that are downregulated in human hearts after birth. These pathways, mitogen-activated ...

Cardiology

New viral vectors for targeted gene therapy of heart muscle cells

Gene therapies aim to cure severe, barely treatable monogentic diseases caused by a defect in a single gene. Medical hopes are correspondingly high. Some gene therapies have already been approved in Europe—for example, ...

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