Medical research

Cell-cell signals in developing heart

During late stages of heart development, interactions between the endocardium (the inner layer of cells) and the myocardium (the heart muscle) are known to be crucial. Signaling between these two cell layers during the earliest ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers reveal key role of pressure-sensing protein in lung edema

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago describe for the first time the role of a unique, pressure-sensing protein in the development of lung edema—a condition in which chronic high vascular pressure in the ...

Cardiology

Promoting cardiac self-healing after heart attack

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) researchers led by Oliver Söhnlein have shown that a protein which stimulates the resolution of inflammatory reactions enhances cardiac repair following heart attack in both mice and ...

Cardiology

Breakthrough as heart patches set for human trials

Researchers funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) have shown that heart 'patches' grown in the lab are safe to move on to trials in people with hearts damaged after a heart attack, in research presented at the British ...

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