Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

July 06, 2003
Specific gene mutations responsible for congenital heart defects
Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas have discovered a gene critical to the development of the human heart and that mutations in the gene lead to congenital heart defects - the leading noninfectious cause of death in newborns.

Stem-like cells from peripheral blood restore function in rats with severe stroke
Researchers at the University of South Florida Center for Aging and Brain Repair have shown that rats with severe strokes recovered function when administered stem-like cells from circulating human blood -- a finding that points to another potential cell therapy for stroke.
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