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Study finds coronary arteries hold heart-regenerating cells

Endothelial cells residing in the coronary arteries can function as cardiac stem cells to produce new heart muscle tissue, Vanderbilt University investigators have discovered.

Yale’s Lifton set to deliver next Flexner Discovery Lecture

Yale University’s Richard Lifton, M.D., Ph.D., winner of a $3 million, 2014 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences for discovering genes and biochemical mechanisms that cause hypertension, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture March 6.

Personal touch: Family’s story drives home impact of research

For 30 minutes Tuesday, Terry Marlin, father of two young boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, was the professor, telling his story to a group of Vanderbilt University graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.