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Injectable Patch Designed to Repair Heart Tissue

An injectable soft mesh patch seeded with cardiac cells is shown to fix damaged heart tissue in tests with lab animals, as an alternative to open-heart surgery. . . . → Read More: Injectable Patch Designed to Repair Heart Tissue

Patent Set for Peptide Nerve Damage Treatments

The European Patent Office announced its intent to award a patent on treatments for nerve cell damage based on the peptide thymosin beta 4. . . . → Read More: Patent Set for Peptide Nerve Damage Treatments

University, Company Employ AI for Anti-Aging Drugs

The medical analytics company Insilico Medicine is partnering with a university in Denmark to apply artificial intelligence to find new treatments for diseases associated with early aging. . . . → Read More: University, Company Employ AI for Anti-Aging Drugs

Synthetic Beating Heart Repair Tissue Being Developed

A bioengineering team is developing a synthetic patch that contracts and sends electrical signals to repair heart muscle tissue after a heart attack. . . . → Read More: Synthetic Beating Heart Repair Tissue Being Developed

Start-Up Offering Precise Heart Rhythm Diagnostic

A one year-old company in New York City is developing a device that assesses the severity of heart rhythm problems to prescribe a more precise course of treatment. . . . → Read More: Start-Up Offering Precise Heart Rhythm Diagnostic

Plant-Based Diet Quality Key to Reducing Heart Disease

A review of health surveys going back to the 1980s reveals individuals consuming healthier plant-based diets are less likely to encounter heart disease than people eating less-healthy foods from plants or animals. . . . → Read More: Plant-Based Diet Quality Key to Reducing Heart Disease

Students Design Prototype Soft Artificial Heart

Two graduate students in materials science and engineering designed and tested an artificial heart made with soft plastics for eventual use as an implanted device. . . . → Read More: Students Design Prototype Soft Artificial Heart

3-D Printed Patch Helps Grow New Blood Vessels

A biomedical engineering team developed a printed patch infused with cells that in lab animals grows new blood vessels to counteract blocked or hardened arteries. . . . → Read More: 3-D Printed Patch Helps Grow New Blood Vessels

Fixed-Dose Blood Pressure Drugs Shown Cost-Effective

An analysis of medical insurance claims shows fixed-dose combination drugs to be the most cost-effective medication strategy for people with hypertension, or high blood pressure. . . . → Read More: Fixed-Dose Blood Pressure Drugs Shown Cost-Effective

Phones, Algorithms Boost Adherence to Stroke Meds

Results from a clinical trial show a smartphone-based remote monitoring program helps stroke patients stay on their blood clot medications and improve their health. . . . → Read More: Phones, Algorithms Boost Adherence to Stroke Meds