KQED’s Quest reports on a “major discovery” from researchers at the Gladstone Institutes, which is affiliated with UC San Francisco. In a study published today in Nature, researchers report they have succeeded for the first time using a new genetic technique to repair — from within — the hearts of mice weakened by heart attack. Click on the link below to read the post or watch the video.

Video on Apr 18, 2012 by Gabriela Quirós fromQUEST Northern California Topics:Biology, Health, News, Video Science Education Collections:Biotechnology More than 5 million people in the United States live with damaged hearts that make it difficult to walk and carry out other simple daily tasks.

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Quick Read: Medical Advance Could Yield New Approach in Heart Disease 18 April,2012Lisa Aliferis


Lisa Aliferis

Lisa Aliferis is the founding editor of KQED’s State of Health blog. Since 2011, she’s been writing and editing stories for the site. Before taking up blogging, she toiled for many years (more than we can count) producing health stories for television, including Dateline NBC and San Francisco’s CBS affiliate, KPIX-TV. She also wrote up a handy guide to the Affordable Care Act, especially for Californians. Her work has been honored for many awards. Most recently she was a finalist for “Best Topical Reporting” from the Online News Association. You can follow her on Twitter: @laliferis

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