Navigation Links
New heart repair strategies discussed at UH lecture May 15

HOUSTON, May 8, 2012 With the heart having limited ability to regenerate following injury, heart disease is the primary cause of morbidity and mortality in the developed world. Research impacting strategies for heart repair will be addressed during a lecture May 15 at the University of Houston (UH).

Eric N. Olson, a molecular biologist with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, will present "Heart Making and Heart Breaking: New Strategies for Heart Repair." He will be the second speaker in a new UH lecture series highlighting the impact of science on health and society.

Olson is known for his work identifying major genetic pathways that control the formation of the heart and other muscles. A co-founder of multiple biotechnology companies pursuing new therapeutics for heart disease, he will discuss recent advances in understanding the mechanisms of cardiac injury and regeneration, as well as strategies for promoting cardiac repair.

Olson and his colleagues discovered many key genetic factors and mechanisms responsible for heart development and disease. Most recently, Olson identified a group of tiny genetic molecules known as microRNAs that regulate heart disease, blood vessel formation and obesity. His discoveries have influenced the understanding of the development and dysfunction of the cardiovascular system, providing new concepts in the quest for cardiovascular therapeutics. His long-term goal is for this research to one day lead to devising pharmacologic and genetic therapies for inherited and acquired muscle diseases in humans.

Sponsored by the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (NSM), the Friends of NSM Distinguished Lecture Series features leading scientists and physicians addressing breakthroughs in science that will alter the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases, as well as impact the delivery of medical care. The lectures are free and open to the public.

Molecular Biologist Eric N. Olson
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Lecture: "Heart Making and Heart Breaking: New Strategies for Heart Repair"
Friends of NSM Distinguished Lecture Series: Science Impacting Health and Society

7 8 p.m., Tuesday, May 15

University of Houston
Rockwell Pavilion, second floor of the UH M.D. Anderson Library
Off Calhoun Road, Entrance 1


Contact: Lisa Merkl
University of Houston

Related biology news :

1. Dark chocolate: Half a bar per week to keep at bay the risk of heart attack
2. NIH awards Clemson bioengineer $1.5 million to improve durability of tissue heart valves
3. Researchers study how pistachios may improve heart health
4. Argonne scientists peer into heart of compound that may detect chemical, biological weapons
5. LIAI launches new division to look at novel approaches to heart disease and inflammation
6. Study provides insight on a common heart rhythm disorder
7. Embryonic heart exhibits impressive regenerative capacity
8. Repair in the developing heart
9. Drug-embedded microparticles bolster heart function in animal studies
10. Heart valves that grow with the patient
11. Research uncovers new steps on pathway to enlarged heart
Post Your Comments:
Related Image:
New heart repair strategies discussed at UH lecture May 15
(Date:3/27/2021)... ... March 25, 2021 , ... Phlexglobal announced ... Planet Group, has selected Phlexglobal and its innovative regulatory SaaS software, PhlexSubmission, as ... a comprehensive review of five regulatory software companies, with the review team including ...
(Date:3/27/2021)... ... 25, 2021 , ... The 2021 Virtual Conference on Clinical Trial Supply-Europe ... More and more, clinical trial supply conferences are featuring speakers and forums that ... Asymmetrex’s founder and CEO, James L. Sherley, M.D., Ph.D., presented a talk ...
(Date:3/23/2021)... ... March 23, 2021 , ... G-CON Manufacturing (G-CON), the ... by Matica Biotechnology (Matica Bio), a contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) specializing ... the cleanroom build out for its new GMP production facility in College Station, ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:3/27/2021)... ... March 24, 2021 , ... ... Life Sciences and Healthcare firms of all sizes, adds depth to its team ... specialist. Pardillo, who earned his doctorate in computational chemistry from Florida International University ...
(Date:3/27/2021)... ... March 24, 2021 , ... ABI Wellness, ... and reporting approach designed under CEO Mark Watson, today announced a webinar dedicated ... featuring guest speakers Dr. Cameron Clark, Neuropsychologist and Founder of Sharp Thinking, and ...
(Date:3/27/2021)... ... ... The Xtalks editorial team is pleased to announce the launch of the ... joined by editorial team members Ayesha Rashid, Sydney Perelmutter and Mira Nabulsi to discuss ... including insights from industry experts. , The Xtalks Life Science podcast will feature ...
(Date:3/23/2021)... Conn. (PRWEB) , ... March 23, 2021 , ... ... develops solutions for characterizing microbiome populations down to the strain level, recently unveiled ... applications. , Not all microbes are created equal: some are easy to ...
Breaking Biology Technology: