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Westmead Researcher Part of World-First Breakthrough to Repair the Failing Heart

A physician-scientist at Sydney’s Westmead Millennium Institute for Medical Research (WMI) has, in a world first, collaborated with scientists at the University of Washington to successfully grow heart muscle cells in sufficient quantity to repair the damaged heart of a primate after myocardial infarction (a.k.a. heart attack). Read More
Stem cells healing broken hearts
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Stem cells healing broken hearts

Westmead Institute heart researcher Dr James Chong has been awarded the prestigious Metcalf Prize for recognition of his leadership in stem cell research. Read More
New treatment for heart attack scar could address heart failure
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New treatment for heart attack scar could address heart failure

Heart disease remains the largest killer in Australia and around the world. A new study has shown that a protein therapy– recombinant human platelet-derived growth factor-AB (rhPDGF-AB) – could improve outcomes following heart attack. Read More