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1 January 1970

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Top ten medical inventions: Pacemakers

A short history of heart pacemakers – one of the top ten medical inventions
Pacemakers – one of the top ten medical inventions? In 1958, Arne Larsson in Sweden became the first patient to depend on an artificial cardiac pacemaker. He died in 2001 at… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/top-ten-medical-inventions-pacemakers/

Genetic modification strengthens hearts

Mice have been genetically modified to grow stronger hearts.
Mice have been genetically modified to grow stronger hearts. The changes to the heart mimic those usually seen after strenuous exercise, even though in this case the mice were… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/genetic-modification-strengthens-hearts/

Protein linked to heart failure

Elevated levels of the protein CIB1 causes enlargement of the heart and subsequent heart failure, according to rodent research.
Elevated levels of the protein CIB1 causes enlargement of the heart and subsequent heart failure, according to rodent research. Cardiac hypertrophy is a condition in which the… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/protein-linked-to-heart-failure/

Missing link found in foetal heart failure

The inability to form a blood clot in a foetal blood vessel has been linked to heart failure in newborns, a study using mice has discovered.
The inability to form a blood clot in a foetal blood vessel has been linked to heart failure in newborns, a study using mice has discovered. Every foetus has a short blood… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/missing-link-found-in-foetal-heart-failure/

Patching a broken heart

A team of scientists have developed a patch which could help the heart to heal after damage.
A team of scientists have developed a patch which could help the heart to heal after damage. Heart attacks often cause irreversible damage to the heart muscle, leaving survivors… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/patching-a-broken-heart/

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