Synthetic mRNA Can Induce Self-Repair, Regeneration of the Infarcted Heart, Harvard University and Karolinska Institute Study

Published: Sep 09, 2013

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A team of scientists at Karolinska Institutet and Harvard University has taken a major step towards treatment for heart attack, by instructing the injured heart in mice to heal by expressing a factor that triggers cardiovascular regeneration driven by native heart stem cells. The study, published in Nature Biotechnology, also shows that there was an effect on driving the formation of a small number of new cardiac muscle cells.

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