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A supercharged protein reduces damage from heart attack

Researchers have tapped into the body's own repair system to protect heart cells after an attack. In the study mice were bred to make a supercharged version of the protein focal adhesion kinase, or FAK.
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Protein could be new target to reduce damage after heart attack

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (4 years ago)

A protein called fibronectin-EDA was linked to heart muscle damage after a heart attack in an animal study. Mice genetically altered to lack FN-EDA had less heart damage after a heart attack. Researchers suggest these findings hold ... Read Post

New drug target can break down cancer's barrier against treatment

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (4 months ago)

Targeting a molecule in blood vessels can make cancer therapy significantly more effective, according to research. Researchers have found that a molecule, called focal adhesion kinase (FAK), signals the body to repair itself after c... Read Post

A supercharged protein reduces damage from heart attack

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (3 years ago)

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill reduced damage from a heart attack by 50 percent by enhancing a protective protein found in mice and humans. The study, in which mice were bred to ... Read Post


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