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Items Tagged ‘congenital heart disease’

December 27, 2022

Engineering tissue to strengthen underdeveloped hearts

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Could cells taken from a small patch of skin become heart muscle and repair a rare congenital heart defect? It’s a scientific question that Timothy Nelson, M.D., Ph.D., and collaborators hope to answer for those born with an underdeveloped left heart chamber — a rare, complex condition known as hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS). Discovering […]

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Tags: cardiomyocytes, Center for Regenerative Biotherapeutics, congenital heart disease, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, induced pluripotent stem cells, Timothy Nelson

March 23, 2020

Collaboration brings innovative regenerative therapies to babies with rare heart defect

By Jen Schutz Jen Schutz (@jenniferschutz)

A collaboration bringing together regional centers and advocacy groups to accelerate innovation and discovery is expanding, bringing clinical trials and expertise to more patients with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) across the country. Led by Mayo Clinic’s Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for HLHS, the collaboration began in 2017 and now has 10 members. Nine […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, clinical trials, congenital heart disease, HLHS, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, pediatric cardiology, Tim Nelson

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