: Scientists developed an open-source stem cell line with fluorescent tags—these mark troponin l1—for cardiac cells.
Posted: July 2, 2018
: A newly developed staining technique to characterize rodent muscle fibers (rat plantaris muscle shown here) paints cells four different colors.
Posted: November 11, 2016
S. Sawano et al., PLOS ONE, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0166080, 2016.
: Researchers created a 3-D model of synthetic nanofibers, such as these fibers (pink) surrounded by cardiac muscle cells (purple), to learn how to engineer more efficient scaffolds for biomedical applications. Posted: March 7, 2018
V. Balashov et al., Acta Biomaterialia, doi:10.1016/j.actbio.2017.12.031, 2018
: Cardiologists can now cool the human heart in a localized way to help reduce muscle damage from heart attacks. The dark spot at lower left is the cooled portion. Posted: January 22, 2018
Catharina Hospital, Eindhoven
Kevin Murach, University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences