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Grantee in the News: Guo Huang research in Science on Heart Damage’s link to Hormonal Evolution and Warm Blooded Animals

Mar 11
2019

Grantee in the News: Guo Huang research in Science on Heart Damage’s link to Hormonal Evolution and Warm Blooded Animals View MoreBACK

On March 7th, 2019, Science published research by AFAR expert Guo Hung, PhD exploring how in the evolutionary transition from cold to warm blooded animals, humans became more susceptible to heart damage because our thyroid hormones are responsible for stopping cardiac cell division, thus preventing heart tissue from repairing itself after an injury.

Dr. Huang received a 2016 AFAR Research Grant for Junior Faculty.

Read the published research--“Evidence for hormonal control of heart regenerative capacity during endothermy acquisition” here and related UCSF feature here.


 





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