Cardiovascular disease kills more than 650,000 Americans annually. Those who survive myocardial infarction remain at risk of death because the human heart has a very limited ability to repair itself. No one has yet found a method that leads to cardiovascular regeneration for a damaged human heart. But all that may change thanks to a revolutionary medical paper written by Dr. Ian White, president and CSO of UF Innovate | Sid Martin Biotech resident Neobiosis, a company that focuses on the science of regenerative medicine.
“We took a neonatal heart from a baby mouse and studied it in a petri dish,” White said. “We studied it under a controlled environment and designed a method to keep the heart alive and keep the regenerative process active long enough to study the biology behind it.” This work is unprecedented as it has not been possible, until now, for scientists to keep a whole heart alive long enough in the lab to make significant scientific discoveries about the regenerative process”.Learn more about Breakthrough Paper Outlines Path to Heart Regeneration After Cardiac Injury.