Congratulations to Dr. Gary Owens, former MSTP Director, on this amazing discovery!
Findings in a nutshell:
- Gene thought active only in embryos and permanently silenced in adults is actually critical in preventing heart attacks and strokes
- Manipulating expression of this gene might help block age-related decline in the body’s ability to carry out repairs and heal wounds
- Discovery creates potential new avenue for battling strokes and heart attacks
- ‘We think this is just the tip of the iceberg’