A new collaboration covers the spectrum from molecules to therapies
Today three research organisations announce the merging of their expertise to fight cardiovascular diseases, which are among the most common health problems and causes of death in the world. The Magdi Yacoub Institute (MYI) at the UK’s Harefield Heart Science Centre, Imperial College London, and a unit of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) near Rome will work together to connect discoveries in basic research to new therapies and treatments.
“The medicine of the future will link discoveries about genes and the body’s healing mechanisms to prevention and therapies for diseases,” says Nadia Rosenthal, who heads EMBL’s Mouse Biology Unit in Monterotondo. “With the help of our transgenic mouse models for heart disease we can investigate the genes that play a role in the development of heart defects and this knowledge can then form the basis for clinical studies with patients.”
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