Kidney Research Leads to Surprising Discovery about How Heart Forms (image) University of Virginia Health System Share Print E-Mail Caption Yan Hu, Ph.D., (left) and Maria Luisa S. Sequeira-Lopez, M.D., were investigating kidney development when their work took them far out of their comfort zone. Their new finding sheds light on the cause of a deadly heart condition. Credit Josh Barney | UVA Health System Usage Restrictions May be used by reporters and webmasters to accompany news coverage of the heart discovery. All other uses require express written permission from UVA Health System. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.