Professor Paul Riley on treating heart attack patients.Mon, 2011-11-28 13:32
Professor Paul Riley , Professorial Fellow in Medicine at Jesus College, speaks of advances in the treatment of patients who have suffered a myocardial infarction, or heart attack. Currently the only cure for heart failure is a transplant, but this approach is made difficult by the shortage of donor organs and by problems such as immune rejection. By reactivating cells that play an important role in the development of the heart while still in the embryo, Professor Riley's research team hopes to trigger the heart into repairing itself after a heart attack.
See the article and video Mending Broken Hearts  in the Guardian on 25th November.