Contact: Jennifer Ganton
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Caption: The top photo shows heart muscle cells treated with a drug to induce hypertrophy (abnormal growth). The bottom photo shows heart muscle cells treated with the same drug, but also treated with an experimental therapy that blocks programmed cell death (and abnormal growth).
Credit: Image produced by Charis Putinski and reproduced with permission from Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA.
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