Patch Designed To Regenerate Damaged Heart

Patch Designed To Regenerate Damaged Heart 

A patch has been designed that regenerates cardiac muscle damaged by a heart attack or heart failure. The mesh patch is made of vicryl, which is a material primarily used for suturing injured tissue while later becoming absorbed by the body.

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Exercise Pill Closer To Reality

Exercise Pill Closer To Reality 

 

The elusive exercise pill just took a step closer to becoming a reality. Scientists have found that two compounds can boost endurance in mice by changing the metabolic properties of the animals’ muscle. One of the drugs appears to mimic some of the benefits of exercise even in sedentary mice. But the most dramatic benefit comes from combining one of the drugs with exercise, enabling mice to run 60 to 75 percent longer.

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Old Muscle Becomes Young Again

Old Muscle Becomes Young Again 

Researchers boost growth of muscle stem cells to stop age-related muscle deterioration.

 

Manipulating stem cells in old muscle can restore youth to aging tissue, according to research from the University of California, Berkeley. Scientists altered the activity of a molecular pathway to make stem cells in older tissue produce new muscle fibers at levels comparable to young stem cells.

 

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