BE Worldwide 11/08/2017

Post Heart Attack: How can scar tissue be turned back into healthy heart muscle?

University of North Carolina Health Care System describes that “Heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death worldwide, partly due to limited therapeutic options and the heart's inability to regenerate healthy cells called cardiomyocytes after heart attacks. Scientists at the UNC School of Medicine and elsewhere are exploring ways to reprogram scar tissue cells into healthy heart muscle cells, and now UNC researchers have published the first scientific paper to compare in great detail the two leading reprogramming techniques.”

Read more about Yang Zhou’s work published in Cell Reports here:

Source: Science Daily