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Researchers regenerate heart cells in mice

Myocardial infarction, or MI, causes irreversible necrosis of heart muscle secondary to prolonged ischemia. Scar tissue begins to build almost immediately, leading to the loss of contractile myocardium, which is a frequent cause of chronic heart failure. However, a new...

source: By Lynn Hetzler
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Most of us have heard of an out-of-body experience — the idea that a person's consciousness can travel and exist outside the physical body. Now, in a study published in the journal Current Biology, researchers reveal how they induced an out-of-body illusion in healthy...

source: Medical News Today

We know that sitting all day is hazardous to our health, increasing the risk of obesity, diabetes, hypertension, inflammation and atherosclerosis. It all sounds pretty dismal, since many of today's jobs require us to be nearly glued to our computer screens. But a tiny two-minute...

source: National Public Radio

A smartphone app created by students at Rice University may someday serve as the ultimate remote to help control the flow of blood through human hearts. The Flowtastic team of Rice senior engineering students created a combined software-hardware...

source: Medical Xpress

People suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease have an increased risk of sudden cardiac death, according to new research published online in the European Heart Journal. When compared with people of the same age and sex who do not have the disease, those with...

source: Medical Xpress

Low-income African-American heart failure patients who used an at-home monitoring system found it easy to use and many said it improved their medication compliance, according to research that was published on the American Heart Association...

source: American Heart Association

Two new studies recently presented at the American Heart Association's Quality of Care and Outcomes Research 2015 Scientific Sessions have associated left ventricular assist devices with poorer health and cognitive function in...

source: Medical News Today

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