Hope for the broken hearted

“The idea is beyond mending a broken heart because the concept can potentially apply to other diseases and to people who are heartbroken for their friends and families.”

UNC School of Medicine assistant professor Li Qian’s groundbreaking research successfully reprogrammed the cells of scar tissue into healthy muscle tissue to help the heart beat—a potential game-changer for people who have suffered heart attacks. The ultimate goal of her research: Improving cardiac function after a heart attack and developing personalized medicine using reprogramming cells. For Qian’s work, she was named the first-ever recipient of the Boyalife, Science and Science Translational Medicine Award in Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine.

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