Vigorous exercise, spongy heart

by Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares - CNIC

Exercising regularly, whether intensely or moderately, is a health recommendation accepted by all experts. Nevertheless, high-intensity physical training can trigger a series of physiological changes ...

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CNIC researchers discover a cell-cleaning system that keeps hearts healthy

by Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares - CNIC

The study published in Cell shows that macrophages, a type of immune cell, help cardiac cells to get rid of their waste material, and that this maintains the metabolic and contractile properties of th...

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A research team develops a Mini-Factory of Human Cardiac Tissue

by IBEC - Institut de Bioenginyeria de Catalunya

A system developed by researchers from the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) and the Centre of Regenerative Medicine in Barcelona (CMR[B]) is capable of producing tissues in a laborator...

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Binucleated cells could be the key in heart regeneration

by IBEC - Institut de Bioenginyeria de Catalunya

A research team led by the IBEC, in collaboration with the CMR [B], discovers a mechanism that generates binucleated cells.This mechanism has been identified during the regeneration of the heart of th...

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Scientists identify a key mechanism regulating a protein required for muscle and heart function

by Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares - CNIC

Scientists at the CNIC and Columbia University have identified a new mechanism regulating the elasticity of titin, a protein with important roles in the function of skeletal and heart muscle

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Hypoxia signaling plays a physiological role in the formation of the heart

by Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares - CNIC

Scientists at the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares Carlos III (CNIC) have demonstrated the fundamental role of the hypoxia response in the correct formation of the heart ventricles....

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CNIC researchers discover the molecular mechanisms that produce the heart’s contractile structure

by Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares - CNIC

The results could form the basis for the development of future interventions in certain heart conditions and myopathies. The study opens new horizons for the study of striated muscle physiology by unv...

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