Search SciPol

Brought to you by
December 20, 2017

Nanoparticle-Loaded Cells Could Help Improve Heart Function Following Myocardial Infarction

  • Science
  • Nanotechnology

AZO NANO – How can damaged cardiac tissue following a heart attack best be treated with replacement muscle cells? A team of researchers under the guidance of the University of Bonn is now presenting a novel approach on mice: muscle replacement cells loaded with magnetic nanoparticles will take over the function of the damaged tissue.

Within the damaged heart muscle, these nanoparticle-loaded replacement cells are injected and kept in place by a magnet, allowing the cells graft better onto the existing heart tissue. The scientists used the animal model to demonstrate that this innovative method considerably improves heart function. Biomaterials, the specialist journal, presents the study results online, and the print version will be published shortly

Read more at AZO NANO.

Image Citation