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‘Broken’ heart breakthrough: researchers reprogram cells to better battle heart failure
UNC School of Medicine scientists overcame a significant barrier to convert scar-making fibroblasts into living, beating cardiomyocytes.
Located in News / 2016 / March
Scientists elucidate genetic underpinnings of congenital heart disease
Led by scientists at the UNC School of Medicine, the five-year multi-lab effort lays the groundwork for developing treatments.
Located in News / 2016 / February
Scientists find a key protein that allows Plavix to conquer platelets
The findings could lead to more personalized approaches to controlling platelet activity during heart attacks and other vascular emergencies and diseases. Wolfgang Bergmeier, PhD, professor of biochemistry and biophysics, member of the McAllister Heart Institute at UNC, is senior author of the paper.
Located in News / 2015 / February
High mortality associated with STEMI heart attacks that occur in hospitalized patients
A new study by UNC researchers confirms their surprising earlier finding: Patients who suffer a STEMI heart attack while while in the hospital for something else are more likely to die than patients who have the same type of heart attack outside the hospital.
Located in News / 2014 / November
Popular cancer drug target implicated in cardiovascular defects
Research led by UNC’s Kathleen Caron, PhD, shows that halting the protein CXCR7 leads to over activation of adrenomedullin, a hormone needed at proper levels for normal cardiovascular development
Located in News / 2014 / September
UNC researcher earns American Heart Association award
Wolfgang Bergmeier, PhD, will use the $400,000 award to study the role of blood platelets in inflammation and injury.
Located in News / 2014 / January