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Future Gene Therapy May Offer ‘Super-Fuel’ to Recovering Hearts

Health - General

heart researcher UnivWashington ProfMichaelRegnier-byShengyiGuA heart attack can be one of the most traumatizing events in an individual’s life. But new research may help mend survivors’ ailing hearts.

In a recent study, a team of UW researchers discovered that gene therapy may be able to increase heart muscle function and strengthen weak hearts.

When researchers tested the new gene therapy approach on mice, it acted like a ‘super-fuel’ for the machinery of the heart.

(READ the story in U. of Washington's The Daily)

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