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Stem cell therapy regenerates heart muscle in primates

Regenerative medicine researchers successfully attempted stem cell therapy to repair damaged heart muscle in non-human primates.

Link between low vitamin D blood levels and heart disease varies by race

Low vitamin D levels are linked to higher risk of heart disease in whites and Chinese, but not in blacks or Hispanics. The findings underscore the importance of designing medical research that includes a diverse ethnic and racial makeup of participants.

Traffic air pollution turns good cholesterol bad

Exposure to diesel exhaust undermines one of the body’s protections against heart and blood vessel disease.

Gene therapy may aid failing hearts

Scientists come closer to boosting heart muscle by powering its contractile machinery.