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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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Less than half of U.S. adolescents get vaccinated to protect against seasonal influenza, and even fewer teens receive shots to help prevent cancers of the cervix and throat, new research suggests. "Immunization rates for teenagers are lower than for younger children who...

source: Reuters

Viral and human genetics together account for about one third of the differences in disease progression rates seen among people infected with the HIV, according to new research published in PLOS Computational Biology. The...

source: PLOS via Infection Control Today

The bacterial world is rife with unusual talents, among them a knack for producing electricity. In the wild, "electrogenic" bacteria generate current as part of their metabolism, and now researchers have found a way to confer...

source: Cell Press via ScienceDaily

For the first time, researchers have quantified the composition of various types of immune cell in breast tissue and assessed whether it is linked to later risk of breast cancer. In the journal Clinical Cancer Research, the team —...

source: Medical News Today

A genetic trait that affects red blood cells and is fairly common among African-Americans and Hispanic Americans can cause an important blood sugar test to miss signs of diabetes, researchers say. The test known as hemoglobin A1c estimates long-term blood sugar levels...

source: Reuters

Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) — stem cells that are capable of differentiating into one of many cell types — are a technique that opens the doors to medical advances, including generating cartilage cell tissue to...

source: National Human Genome Research Institute via Lab Manager

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