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Breast care services reviewed

Breast care services reviewed

9 January 2013 Last updated at 06:45 ET Concerns over the management of breast care services at a hospital are to be the subject of an independent inquiry. The review comes as police investigate surgeon Ian Paterson over alleged botched or unnecessary breast cancer operations at West Midlands hospitals. Lawyer Sir Ian Kennedy will chair the review of services at Solihull Hospital, part of the Heart of England NHS Trust. Continue reading

Doctors save man by using alcohol

Doctors save man by using alcohol

24 December 2012 Last updated at 05:10 ET UK doctors have saved a man’s life using an unconventional treatment – a shot of neat alcohol into the arteries supplying his heart. Continue reading

A new type of nerve cell found in the brain

A new type of nerve cell found in the brain

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Key gene for regenerating cells after heart attack

Key gene for regenerating cells after heart attack

Dec. 20, 2012 — UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have pinpointed a molecular mechanism needed to unleash the heart’s ability to regenerate, a critical step toward developing eventual therapies for damage suffered following a heart attack Continue reading

Key gene for regenerating cells after heart attack

Key gene for regenerating cells after heart attack

Dec. 20, 2012 — UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have pinpointed a molecular mechanism needed to unleash the heart’s ability to regenerate, a critical step toward developing eventual therapies for damage suffered following a heart attack Continue reading

Virus rebuilds heart’s own pacemaker

Virus rebuilds heart’s own pacemaker

16 December 2012 Last updated at 13:05 ET By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News A new pacemaker has been built inside a heart by converting beating muscle into cells which can organise the organ’s rhythm, US researchers report. The heartbeat is controlled by electrical signals and if these go awry the consequences can be fatal. Scientists injected a genetically-modified virus into guinea pigs to turn part of their heart into a new, working pacemaker. Continue reading

Biocompatible patch developed to heal infants with birth defects

Biocompatible patch developed to heal infants with birth defects

Dec. 12, 2012 — A painstaking effort to create a biocompatible patch to heal infant hearts is paying off at Rice University and Texas Children’s Hospital. The proof is in a petri dish in Jeffrey Jacot’s lab, where a small slab of gelatinous material beats with the rhythm of a living heart Continue reading

High hormone levels put young black males at risk for cardiovascular disease

High hormone levels put young black males at risk for cardiovascular disease

ScienceDaily (Dec. 7, 2012) — Increased levels of the hormone aldosterone in young black males correlate with an unhealthy chain of events that starts with retaining too much salt and results in an enlarged heart muscle, researchers say. The findings indicate physicians may want to reach for aldosterone inhibitors early in their effort to control blood pressure and reduce cardiovascular risk in young black males. Continue reading

High hormone levels put young black males at risk for cardiovascular disease

High hormone levels put young black males at risk for cardiovascular disease

ScienceDaily (Dec. 7, 2012) — Increased levels of the hormone aldosterone in young black males correlate with an unhealthy chain of events that starts with retaining too much salt and results in an enlarged heart muscle, researchers say. The findings indicate physicians may want to reach for aldosterone inhibitors early in their effort to control blood pressure and reduce cardiovascular risk in young black males. Continue reading

The birth of new cardiac cells: Where new heart cells come from

The birth of new cardiac cells: Where new heart cells come from

ScienceDaily (Dec. 5, 2012) — Recent research has shown that there are new cells that develop in the heart, but how these cardiac cells are born and how frequently they are generated remains unclear. In new research from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), researchers use a novel method to identify these new heart cells and describe their origins. Continue reading