Category Archives: cardiac muscle cell

Researchers identify protein that protects heart function into old age.


The human heart makes precious few new cells but manages to generate billions of life-sustaining beats as it grows old.  Now research conducted in fruit flies, rats and monkeys by researchers at Johns Hopkins University, San Diego State University, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the National Institute on Aging and Sanford-Burnham reveals that levels of a protein called vinculin increase with age

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