A Link Between Hypoxia and Muscle Regeneration

Creating a low-oxygen environment could lead to repair not only of heart muscle, but of other organs as well.

New research says that heart muscles can regenerate in a low oxygene environments. These findings, published in the journal Nature, build upon years of work which began with the discovery that the hearts of newborn mammals have the ability to regenerate, similar to the way skin has the ability to repair itself after a cut.


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