Video Event: Spotlight: Heart Disease - Jan 2013

Spotlight on Stem Cell Advances in Pediatric Heart Disease: A Change of Heart

One percent of live births have heart defects, the leading noninfectious cause of death in the 1st year. Using embryonic stem cell technology, Dr. Deepak Srivastava’s lab has made many insights into understand the genetic networks that control heart development as well the genetic mutations that are involved in heart defects. With these findings in […]

Spotlight on Stem Cell Advances in Heart Disease: Generating Muscle within an Existing Heart

Long-term stem cell-based strategies for heart disease aim to rebuild parts of the heart. But investigators like Deepak Srivastava are also looking into more near term goals to regenerate heart muscle from within the existing heart through direct reprogramming. Dr. Srivastava spoke about his recent work in this area to the CIRM Governing Board during […]

Joshua’s Heart Story: Pediatric Heart Disease and the Promise of Stem Cell Advances

The day before 9/11,  just four months pregnant, Mary Goulart and her husband learned through ultrasounds that their baby had several heart defects including a missing left ventricle. After birth, baby Joshua endured three open-heart surgeries and a massive stroke. Through years of various therapies and true determination, Joshua met his challenges with many accomplishments.  […]