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Contact: Catherine Hockmuth
University of California - San Diego

Cardiac Muscle

Caption: Microscopic images of pig hearts damaged by heart attack show the growth of new heart muscle tissue (Shown in Red, Figure A) after treatment with an injectable hydrogel compared to a heart left untreated (Figure B, right). The gel forms a scaffold in damaged areas of the heart, encouraging new cell growth and repair.

Credit: Photo credit: Karen Christman, UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering.

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