Studying cardiac arrhythmias in nematodes

2 octubre 2015

A simple model using the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans has been developed that can be used to test substances for treating genetically-mediated cardiac arrhythmias. They used the nematode feeding apparatus for this purpose, a rhythmically active muscle pump that resembles the muscle cells in the mammalian heart. This could be an important step on the road to personalized treatment.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/10/151002082305.htm

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