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Baby heart study backed

31st October 2007

A team of researchers in Newcastle have been given £208,000 to study how potential heart problems can develop in newborn babies.

Scientists from the University of Newcastle will study the early development of heart muscle cells in the embryo and how abnormal gene activity may disrupt normal function. The award from the British Heart Foundation (BHF) is part of £3.6m it is providing across the UK to boost research.

Circulatory problems at birth affect one baby in every 100 and it is hoped the research will enhance understanding of heart defects present at birth.


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Article Information

Title: Baby heart study backed
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 4634
Date Added: 31st Oct 2007


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