$11.6 million NIH grant supports Temple’s exploration of new possibilities in heart repair

(Temple University Health System) The incidence of heart disease is on the rise, and new therapeutic strategies are needed. Stem cell-based approaches, which can potentially preserve or even regenerate heart muscle cells damaged by ischemia, are especially promising. Thanks to an $11.6-Million Program Project Grant from the National Institutes of Health, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University scientists are poised to explore new possibilities in stem cell-based treatments for heart repair and regeneration.