Doctors haven’t known why some babies are born with thin, spongy heart muscles. New research links the disease to poorly developed blood vessels around the heart. Apart from a deeper understanding of congenital heart disease, the results could shed light on how heart muscle forms in the first place, say
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (July 29, 2015) — In a way, trying to repair age-related heart damage and trying to fight cancer are opposite problems. Your heart cells’ ability to regenerate themselves and proliferate into new, young cells degrades as you get older. They simply lose their proficiency at cell division.