Endothelial cells residing in the coronary arteries can function as cardiac stem cells to produce new heart muscle tissue, Vanderbilt University investigators have discovered. The findings, published in Cell Reports, … Continue Reading Heart-regenerating cells found in coronary arteries.
Millions of people in the United States have a circulatory problem of the legs called peripheral vascular disease. It can be painful and may even require surgery in serious cases. … Continue Reading Scientists discover genetic switch that can prevent peripheral vascular disease in mice.
Researchers have developed the first minimally invasive gene therapy procedure to treat heart rhythm disorders by transforming ordinary heart muscle cells into specialized rhythm-keeping cells, potentially eliminating future need for … Continue Reading Transplanting gene into injured hearts creates biological pacemakers.