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  • Researchers Develop Injectable Gel to Repair Damaged Hearts

    02/25/2013 9:31:30 PM PST · by neverdem · 22 replies
    Voice of America ^ | February 21, 2013 | Jessica Berman
    People who suffer heart attacks are at increased risk of having a second and potentially fatal occurrence because of the damage the heart attack does to cardiac muscle tissue. Now scientists at the University of California San Diego have developed a new biomaterial - an injectable hydrogel  - that can repair the damage from heart attacks, and help promote the growth of new heart tissue.   Millions of people around the world suffer heart attacks every year and survive. These traumatic events occur when blood supply to the heart muscles is somehow blocked, robbing them of oxygen and causing them...
  • Stem cell heart repairs: 21st century medicine in action

    02/22/2013 5:45:02 PM PST · by neverdem · 18 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | February 22, 2013 | LIDIA DINKOVA
    Gerard Cuomo loves to dance. Until recently, however, the 70-year-old couldnt even do a two-step. After having three heart attacks in the early 1990s, Cuomos heart was severely damaged. The scar tissue that had formed around his heart left him easily fatigued. I felt like an old man, said Cuomo of Aventura. I could barely climb the stairs. I could walk for about a quarter of a mile. Shopping at the mall I wish I did not have to sit down all the time. In May 2010, he participated in a University of Miami Miller School of Medicines clinical...
  • Marines Save Iraqi child, then raise money for Heart Surgery (Cat Moy, Move America Forward)

    03/12/2008 12:29:39 PM PDT · by Syncro · 1 replies · 409+ views
    Move America Forward ^ | March 12, 2008 | Catherine Moy
    Wednesday, March 12, 2008 Posted By:Catherine MoyPermalinkMarines Save Iraqi child, then raise money for Heart Surgery Marines Save Iraqi child, then raise money for Heart Surgery You know the U.S. Marines, the ones Berkeley ingrates dont want in their town? Well, they found a little girl in Iraq during a house visit whose fingers were blue. They got her help, then determined that she needed an expensive heart surgery. So they raised money - $30,000 sent her to America (yes, that, bad, bad, country) and had her healed. These types of missions demonstrate our willingness to partner with the...