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Author Topic: Can cardiac scar tissue be converted back to cardiac muscle?  (Read 2093 times)

Offline thedoc

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Scar tissue in injured hearts can be converted back into healthy cardiac muscle using gene therapy, US scientists have shown.

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Very interesting, and it could bring more hope to individuals with serious myocardial infarctions in the future.

Have you read about the Burmese Python?  There are indications that snake oil...  well, may in fact be more than just snake oil.
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/334/6055/528
http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2011/10/the-incredibly-expanding-snake-h.html
http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/335620/title/Python%E2%80%99s_heart-restoring_elixir_works_in_mice

 

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