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Polymer Protects Mouse Heart

By Jef Akst | January 20, 2014

Injection of microscopic particles of a plastic-like material protects mice from cardiac tissue damage following heart attack.

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FDA Considers Easing Controls on Diabetes Drug

By Dan Cossins | June 11, 2013

A panel of advisors says that the agency should loosen restrictions on the sale of a diabetes drug with a spotty clinical safety record.  

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Steak Linked to Heart Disease

By Kate Yandell | April 10, 2013

Gut bacteria digest L-carnitine, a nutrient found in red meat, and produce a heart-harming molecule as a result.

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MicroRNAs Repair Heart Cells

By Sabrina Richards | December 5, 2012

Researchers identify microRNAs that keep cardiac cells healthy after heart attack, potentially paving the way for future heart regenerating therapies.

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image: Link to Second Heart Attack Uncovered

Link to Second Heart Attack Uncovered

By Sabrina Richards | June 27, 2012

Researchers elucidate how a first heart attack sets the stage for later heart trouble by boosting inflammatory cell development.

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A Cancer-Heart Disease Link

By Cristina Luiggi | December 22, 2011

Mutations known to increase the risk of developing ovarian and breast cancer may also make carriers susceptible to heart failure.

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image: Stem Cells Traced To Heart

Stem Cells Traced To Heart

By Tia Ghose | December 1, 2011

New research suggests that a controversial class of stem cells originates in the heart and retains some ability to repair damaged tissue.

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image: Not Salt's Fault?

Not Salt's Fault?

By Jef Akst | July 7, 2011

New research raises doubt about whether cutting dietary sodium reduces risk of death from heart disease.

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Repairing hearts

By Megan Scudellari | June 8, 2011

Upon activation, a novel population of resident cardiac cells forms new muscle after damage.

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The Heart of the Matter

By Terry S. Elton, Mahmood Khan, and Dmitry Terentyev | April 1, 2011

Are miRNAs useful for tracking and treating cardiovascular disease?

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