December 17, 2012
: NIH Research Matters
Source of new heart cell growth discovered
Miranda Hanson, Ph.D.
An NIH-supported study in mice suggests that new heart cells arise from pre-existing heart cells and that the renewal process slows with age. The findings may lead to improved regenerative therapy for people with heart damage.
November 7, 2012
: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
UM study in JAMA shows donor and patient stem cells can repair heart tissue
In an NHLBI-funded study. that could help advance the field of regenerative medicine for years to come, the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute at the Miller School has found that mesenchymal stem cells, whether from patients or donors, can treat people whose hearts were previously damaged and scarred after a heart attack.
June 27, 2012
: Massachusetts General Hospital
Immune response to heart attack worsens atherosclerosis, increases future risk
An international team of researchers discovered that a heart attack doesn't just damage heart muscle tissue by cutting off its blood supply, it also sets off an inflammatory response that worsens underlying atherosclerosis, actively increasing the risk for a future heart attack. Study results were published in the journal Nature.
June 8, 2012
: Circulation Research
Support for cardiovascular cell therapy research at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Denis B. Buxton, Ph.D., and Sonia Skarlatos, Ph.D., Division of Cardiovascular Sciences
Cell therapy approaches have great potential for preventing the development of heart failure after myocardial infarction (heart attack) and for treating patients with existing heart failure.
May 17, 2012
: Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging
Clinical implications of molecular imaging research
Denis B. Buxton, Ph.D., Division of Cardiovascular Sciences
This review summarizes recent progress in the application of molecular imaging to aortic aneurysm in animal models and patients.
December 17, 1999
NIH Conference to Assess State of Medical Implants Research Information on Implant Performance Lacking in the U.S.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will hold a Technology Assessment Conference (TAC) to look at barriers and opportunities to developing systems for implant retrieval analysis and data banking. The TAC will be conducted January 10-12, 2000 in the Natcher Conference Center on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland.
November 1, 1999
Growing New Blood Vessels with a Timed-Release Capsule of Growth Factor is a Promising Treatment for Heart Bypass Patients, Finds NHLBI Study
Heart bypass patients treated with a timed-release capsule of a substance that promotes the growth of new blood vessels showed evidence of improved blood supply and heart function, according to a study supported by the NHLBI.