Global Technology – January 2017

When heart muscle is damaged, the body is unable to repair the dead or injured cells.  Such heart failure afflicts 5.7 million Americans, costs the country $30.7 billion every year, and still has no cure.  Gladstone Institute scientists are exploring cellular reprogramming — turning one type of adult cell into another — in the heart as a way to regenerate muscle cells, thereby treating, and ultimately curing, heart failure.

After a heart attack, connective tissue forms scar tissue at the site of the injury, contributing to heart failur.....

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