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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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Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, a family of highly pathogenic antibiotic-resistant organisms, are endemic across Washington, D.C. healthcare facilities, with 5.2 percent of inpatients testing positive for the bacteria, according to new research published online...

source: Outbreak News Today

Researchers at the University of Birmingham have found that a type of protein could hold the secret to suppressing the growth of breast cancer tumors. The research, published in Oncogenesis, examined the role Proline-Rich Homeodomain...

source: University of Birmingham via ScienceDaily

Stem cells persist in the adult mammalian brain and generate new neurons throughout life. A research group at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel reports in the current issue of Science that long-distance brain connections can target discrete pools of stem cells in...

source: University of Basel via Medical Xpress

An international team of scientists has identified several genetic mutations that, should they arise, could potentially allow the avian influenza strain H7N9 to spread between humans. The findings are published in PLOS Pathogens.

source: PLOS via ScienceDaily

Stem cell therapy is often a "last resort" treatment for patients with end-stage heart failure. A new study, however, finds that the treatment could be more harmful than helpful if cardiac stem cells are involved.

source: Medical News Today

Researchers say their small study offers the first proof that therapeutic donor microbes remain for months or years in patients who've undergone stool transplants. Medically known as "fecal microbiota transplantation", the procedure...

source: HealthDay News

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