Contact: Kathy Wallis
University of Western Ontario
Caption: The Western University research led by Robarts Research Institute scientist Robert Gros, Ph.D., found the heart is regulated not only by nervous systems but also by heart cells sending messages to each other through the release of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine.
Credit: Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
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