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New human heart model set to boost future cardiac research and therapies

DPAG's Dr Jakub Tomek and Professor Blanca Rodriguez's Computational Cardiovascular Science Team have developed a new computer model that recreates the electrical activity of the ventricles in a human heart. In doing so, they have uncovered and resolved theoretical inconsistencies that have been present in almost all models of the heart from the last 25 years and created a new human heart model that could enable more basic, translational and clinical research into a range of heart diseases and potentially accelerate the development of new therapies.

New target identified for repairing the heart after heart attack

An immune cell is shown for the first time to be involved in creating the scar that repairs the heart after damage. The Riley Group study was funded by the British Heart Foundation and led by BHF CRE Intermediate Transition Research Fellow Dr Filipa Simões.

Upcoming events

Joint BHF Regenerative Medicine Centres Symposium June 2020

Tuesday, 16 June 2020, 9am to 6pm @ Imperial College, London

BHF CRM Annual Oxbridge Meeting, September 2020

Friday, 25 September 2020, 10am to 5pm @ The Royal Society, Carlton House Terrace, London