Stem cell and Regenerative Biology
Heart failure and death are caused by the heart's limited regeneration capacity. It's difficult for cardiac cells to recover once they've been diseased, similar to how your body would heal a wound. For researchers interested in creating and regenerating heart cells, studying how the heart develops in babies and then adults is a natural next step.
They're also looking into how stem cell-derived cardiac cells heal damaged hearts and whether they may be used to treat heart muscle problems.