Novel RNA To Repair Damaged Heart Cells and Prevent Heart Failure

Heart cells do not have the ability to self-repair or regenerate effectively, making heart attack and heart failure severe and debilitating. The research team used single cell technology to explore gene expression patterns in healthy and diseased hearts. A long non-coding ribonucleic acid (ncRNA) regulates genes controlling and the ability of heart cells to undergo repair or regeneration. This novel RNA, which researchers have named "Singheart", may be targeted for treating heart failure in the future.

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