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Our first night on the Our Body theme and we will be exploring the heart - from heart disease to the silent genes involved in heart regeneration. Plus there will be science-related entertainment!
Uncovering the silent genes behind heart regeneration
To date, no treatment has been effective in mending the heart following a heart attack. Joaquim’s recent work has shown that the heart attempts to replenish its damaged tissue, by reverting to similar processes that were used in the embryo to build the heart before birth. By understanding the molecular mechanisms behind heart development, we are poised to identify molecular targets that could impact adult heart repair and regeneration.