Human Heart Notion
Scientists discover anti-aging gene that rewinds heart age by 10 years
Individuals in these zones often live up to 100 years or more and remain in good health. They're also less prone to cardiovascular complications. In this study, researchers demonstrated that one of these healthy mutant genes proved to be frequent in centenarians and can protect cells collected from patients with heart failure requiring cardiac transplantation, as per a release.
Engineers Have Grown a Major Piece of The Human Heart in Miniature, And It Beats
Though research into treatments for cardiovascular disease has come a long way in recent decades, heart problems still claim the lives of nearly 18 million people around the world each year. A tiny working model of a human ventricle could open fresh new ground in developing novel drugs and therapies, and for studying the development of cardiovascular conditions, giving researchers an ethical, more accurate alternative to existing approaches.
World-first pig-to-human heart transplant performed in US
In a historic procedure surgeons in the US have, for the first time, transplanted a genetically modified pig heart into a living human. The patient is currently still alive, has not rejected the pig organ and is being carefully monitored at the University of Maryland Medical Center.