IU Researchers Discover Possible Heart Failure Treatment (VIDEO)

By Chris Smurr - 21Alive
By Rachel Martin - 21Alive

August 10, 2014 Updated Aug 10, 2014 at 6:47 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (21Alive) – Researchers at Indiana University have discovered a new heart molecule that could lead to effective treatment for heart failure.

Researchers say the newly discovered molecule provides the heart with a tool to block a protein that causes genetic disruptions whenever the heart is subjected to stress.

So far, tests have only been done on mice, and with this new molecule scientists were able to reduce the stress levels in the hearts and prevented heart failure.

Researchers are now in the early stages of ways to use this method to help people.

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