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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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One of the most widely used antimicrobial products in use since 1964, triclosan, is also one of the top 10 environmental contaminants in rivers — possibly disrupting the endocrine systems of wildlife and causing toxic effects...

source: University of Nevada, Reno via Infection Control Today

An experimental immune-system therapy appears safe for people with progressive forms of multiple sclerosis. And it may ease symptoms in some, a preliminary study suggests. The findings are based on just six patients, and the Australian researchers stressed that a lot of...

source: HealthDay News

Inspired by viruses that attack and kill bacteria, researchers at The Rockefeller University have created an entirely new weapon against disease-causing bacteria that shows great promise for treating drug-resistant infections. In...

source: Health Canal

Strawberry extract can inhibit the spread of laboratory-grown breast cancer cells, even when they are inoculated in female mice to induce tumors, new research shows. However, the scientists do point out that these results from animal testing can not be extrapolated to humans.

source: Plataforma SINC via ScienceDaily

Salk Institute and Chinese researchers said they have created a new kind of stem cell, one that is more versatile than any other grown in the lab. The new cell type, called an extended pluripotent stem cell, can give rise to every...

source: The San Diego Union-Tribune

New clues to the wiring of the brain have now been uncovered by a team of researchers. They found that neurons in brain regions that store memory can form networks in the absence of synaptic activity.

source: The Scripps Research Institute via ScienceDaily

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