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Heart Health Month 2019: Spotlighting Mass General’s Heart Researchers (Part 3)

Part 3 marks the last of our Heart Month researcher spotlight series, and we hope you’ve enjoyed learning about the work being in the name of heart health.

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Heart Health Month 2019: Spotlighting Mass General’s Heart Researchers (Part 2)

Since every February is dedicated to heart health awareness, this year we decided to reach out to several of our cardiology researchers to learn about what their research means to them and what they are working on.

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Heart Health Month 2019: Spotlighting Mass General’s Heart Researchers (Part 1)

Since every February is dedicated to heart health awareness, we reached out to some of our cardiology researchers to learn more about what they’re working on.

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Human Cardiac Cells Grown on Heart ‘Scaffold’

Heart cells have been successfully grown in a human heart stripped of all cellular components by scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital. The scientists behind the work hope to create cardiac muscle to repair damaged tissue.   READ MORE

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The Guide: Have a Heart

At Mass General’s Ott Laboratory for Organ Engineering and Regeneration, a small army of postdocs is drawing on the tenets of tissue engineering and stem cell science to develop “bioartificial” organs and limbs for patients in need. While it sounds like something cooked up in the pages of a Michael Crichton thriller, this novel approach has the potential to […]

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Partners Biobank Plays Key Role in Research

Sekar Kathiresan, MD, medical director for the Cardiology Division, and his team of investigators – led by cardiologist Pradeep Natarajan, MD, and research coordinator Erina Kii in the Center for Human Genetic Research – are looking for a needle in a haystack. LEARN MORE

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Grateful Patient Funds New Research into Rare But Deadly Aortic Dissection

After receiving life-saving surgery for an acute aortic dissection (AAD) at Mass General a few years ago, a former patient is helping to fund research into this rare but extremely life-threatening condition. (Above, Mark Lindsay, MD, PhD, is conducting a study to search for the genetic underpinnings of acute aortic dissection.) An AAD begins with a tear in […]

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Mass General Research Wins Best Image Award at Cardiovascular Conference

Choukri Mekkaoui, PhD, a researcher at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital, won the “best image” award at the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) conference in Nice, France earlier this year. He received the award for the image at top, titled “The Heart of Renoir’s Little Girl with a Spray of […]

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