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Cardiac REgeneration from within

Project description

Stimulated tissue regeneration could provide a 'cure' for a heart attack where there was none

Heart attack, scientifically referred to as myocardial infarction, is primarily due to a sudden deprivation of blood supply to the heart muscle. The tissue, deprived of oxygen and nutrients, becomes necrotic and forms scar tissue over several weeks. The lasting damage can weaken the heart and impair its ability to effectively pump blood. The EU-funded CuRE project is seeking a revolutionary breakthrough in treatment of this increasingly prevalent condition, namely therapy that stimulates regeneration of functioning cardiac cells. Beginning with libraries of factors that may do so, the team will use a combination of in vitro and in vivo testing leading to identification of the most effective ones and development of a suitable therapy relying on them.

Host institution

KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
Net EU contribution
€ 2 428 492,00
Address
Strand
WC2R 2LS London
United Kingdom

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Region
London Inner London — West Westminster
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 2 428 492,00

Beneficiaries (1)

KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 2 428 492,00
Address
Strand
WC2R 2LS London

See on map

Region
London Inner London — West Westminster
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 2 428 492,00