Heart Muscle Re-grows in Mice

can we isolate the gene from zebra fish, that is responsible for re-growth of damaged heart muscle; and put it in human.

Amplify’d from www.bbc.co.uk

Mouse heart ‘re-grows when cut’, study shows

Scientists in the United States have found newborn mice can re-grow their own hearts.

Fish and amphibians are known to have the power to re-grow heart tissue, but the study in Science is the first time the process has been seen in mammals.

Zebrafish

“Everything we know about development and early function of the mouse heart is comparable to the human heart so we’re quite confident that this process does exist in humans, although that of course still has to be shown.”

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