Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

April 16, 2011
Gladstone scientists identify genes involved in embryonic heart development
Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have identified networks of genes that play an important role in embryonic-heart development, advancing knowledge of how healthy hearts develop -- and offering clues about how to combat a common birth defect known as congenital heart disease.

New patient guidelines for heart devices
A series of new guidelines for cardiac specialists has been developed to determine when heart failure patients should receive a mechanical heart-pumping device.

NIH scientists identify gene that could hold the key to muscle repair
Researchers at the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, have identified a potential therapeutic target for conditions where muscle deterioration threatens life or quality of life.
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