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Medical breakthrough: Bioengineered heart tissue

For patients with heart damage, the best treatment option right now is an organ transplant. But even then, the patient waiting list for an organ donor is seemingly endless. To confound matters, patients can encounter complications after heart transplantation. With new research,...

source: By Karen SC Ashley
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Until recently, available microscopes were too slow to capture a beating heart in 3-D. Now, a team led by research group leader Jan Huisken at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics has developed a high-speed, selective plane illumination microscope...

source: Medical Xpress

Is your favorite golf course ready to save your life? A new study finds the response to cardiac emergencies at many Michigan golf courses isn't up to par. Researchers studied 40 cardiac arrests that occurred at 39 Michigan golf courses from 2010 to 2012. The results were...

source: WDIV-TV

What started as a high school science project for two brothers from New York is now a patented medical device that its creators hope will save people from sudden cardiac death. The young men, John Di Capua Jr., 22, and his brother, Christopher, 18, set out to find a way...

source: USA Today

Retired UK soccer player Fabrice Muamba has launched a range of Caribbean cooking sauces along with his wife Shauna to help raise money for the charity that saved his life when he suffered a sudden cardiac arrest in 2012.

source: Food Manufacture

Until recently, available microscopes were too slow to capture a beating heart in 3-D. Now, a team led by research group leader Jan Huisken at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics has developed a high-speed, selective plane illumination microscope...

source: Medical Xpress

Two words separated 17-year-old Morgan Wilson from life and death, her parents believe: If only. If only the tennis center where she suffered a fatal heart attack had a defibrillator. If only someone had administered CPR in the precious minutes before paramedics arrived....

source: Orange County Register

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