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Essential Science: Hydrogel can repair heart after heart attack

A U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) phase 1 trial shows that a new hydrogel designed to repair heart is safe to inject in humans. This represents the first application of this type of medical technology.

AI & 'Heart-on-a-Chip' — weapons to combat heart disease

New technology has been developed in the fight against heart disease. This will be realized through a new partnership between two biotechnology companies: Insilico Medicine and Tara Biosystems.

Yoga could help with cardiac risk factors says new study

A review conducted in the Netherlands of 37 studies involving close to 2800 people found that yoga can help cardiac health.

Professor wins top award for heart research

Helsinki - The science company HyTest celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2014. To mark this, the company launched the the HyTest Cardiac Marker Award for those who have improved cardiac disease diagnosis over the last 20 years.

New compound improves heart function in mice Special

Researchers from the University of Missouri recently found success using a drug to treat laboratory mice with one form of congenital heart disease.

Gut microbes could inactivate heart meds

In some people, microorganisms in gut might inactivate a common cardiac drug. This finding could explain why people have different reactions to some medications.

New heart repair methods with catheters present opportunities

New heart repair usages with cardiac catheterization are being deployed - threading tubes into the heart from a variety of entry points - with new opportunities, although some concerns remain on the risks associated with the procedure.

Cardiac Imaging Breakthrough Special

London - On Monday the University of Western Ontario announced the formation of the Biomedical Imaging Research Centre (BIRC). On Thursday Western announced a breakthrough in cardiac imaging. The two announcements are closely linked.

Actress Brittany Murphy dies in Los Angeles

The entertainment world was today left reeling after the announcement of the death of thirty-two-year-old actress Brittany Murphy.

China to build surgery training center in Tanzania

China signed a construction contract with the Tanzanian government to build a cardiac surgery treatment and training center in Dar es Salaam, capital of Tanzania.

Life and lung for Toronto teen

For Toronto teenager Katie Sutherland, celebrating her sixteenth birthday, getting back to school and dribbling a soccer ball is a huge victory. It is a vindication of her own will, the dedication of her team of doctors and caregivers, and her family.

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