Researchers published last winter on the creation of a biodegradable adhesive patch to repair holes in the heart. Now they have developed a UV-light-based catheter that can deliver the patch, thereby obviating the need for open heart surgery.
Following up on some promising rodent studies, a team of investigators at UC San Francisco has helped substantiate that elevated levels of two proteins are linked with healthier hearts--an insight that will likely inspire more work into new cardiology therapies.
3-D printer Materialise and Beijing-based cardiovascular specialist Fuwai Hospital have partnered to open a multidisciplinary 3-D printing center for use in clinical planning. Medical uses are a large and fast growing segment for Materialise, which has done several high-profile deals targeting the industry.
A group of bioengineers at UC Berkeley has been hard at work hatching a new "heart-on-a-chip" technology that aims to offer researchers a better, less expensive way to develop new drugs.
Swiss med tech Xeltis has raised €27 million ($34 million) in an oversubscribed Series B round. The financing will be used mostly to help get its first product to market, a biodegradable pulmonary valve intended for patients with severe congenital malformations of the heart, an orphan pediatric indication.
Researchers in Italy have found microRNAs (miRNAs), tiny fragments of genetic material, that regenerate tissue in mouse hearts.
Doctors use a 50-year-old invasive heart imaging test known as a left ventriculography or left ventriculogram much too often, a Stanford University School of Medicine study concludes.
A scientist with the Gladstone Institutes, a nonprofit biomedical research foundation affiliated with University of California, San Francisco, has discovered how a gene regulator controls a mechanism
Time again to consider the carbon nanotube, that seemingly magical material that has been put forth as an answer to everything from semiconductor interconnects to drug delivery devices to
Heart failure, the most-common cause of hospitalization in North American adults, might be turned on by simply flicking a switch--a "pink" one. It's actually a protein switch called PINK1, and it can