Gene therapy reprograms scar tissue in damaged hearts into healthy heart muscle


See on Scoop.itHeart diseases and Heart Conditions

A cocktail of three specific genes can reprogram cells in the scars caused by heart attacks into functioning muscle cells, and the addition of a gene that stimulates the growth of blood vessels enhances that effect, said researchers from Weill…

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2 thoughts on “Gene therapy reprograms scar tissue in damaged hearts into healthy heart muscle

  1. A new type of therapy that can help treating disease. This will really help us. Good for us to find out about this gene therapy.

  2. Although heart disease is often thought of as a problem for men, more women than men die of heart disease each year. One challenge is that the heart disease symptoms in women can be different from symptoms in men. Fortunately, women can take steps to understand their unique symptoms of heart disease and to begin to reduce their risk of heart disease.

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