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New Injectable Hydrogel Encourages Regeneration and Improves Functionality After a Heart Attack

University of California, San Diego bioengineers have demonstrated in a study in pigs that a new injectable hydrogel can repair damage from heart attacks, help the heart grow new tissue and blood vessels, and get the heart moving closer to how a healthy heart should. The results of the study were published Feb. 20 in Science Translational Medicine and clear the way for clinical trials to begin this year in Europe. The gel is injected through a catheter without requiring surgery or general anesthesia—a less invasive procedure for patients.

February 20, 2013General, Health, Science and Engineering, Health & Medicine, Science & Engineering

UC San Diego Cancer Scientist Wins $3 Million Award

Napoleone Ferrara, MD, PhD, the molecular biologist credited with helping decipher how tumors grow and now senior deputy director for basic sciences at the University of California, San Diego Moores Cancer Center, was today named one of 11 recipients of the inaugural Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, which comes with a $3 million cash award.

February 20, 2013Awards, General, Health, Science and Engineering, Health & Medicine, Science & Engineering, Awards, Honors & Appointments

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