VARIOUS NATIONAL MEDIA: Injectable gel to repair damage after a heart attack

  • Katharine King

Press/Media: Research

Period8 Jun 2022 → 9 Jun 2022

Media coverage

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Media coverage

  • TitleBBC Radio Manchester and BBC NWT
    Media name/outletBBC Radio Manchester
    Media typeRadio
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date9/06/22
    DescriptionBBC Radio Manchester mentioned research at our university which helps heart attack victims to make a full recovery. The study led by Katharine King developed a gel that can be injected directly into the heart to repair the damage caused by a heart attack.
    PersonsKatharine King
  • TitleNew biodegradable gel could 'repair damage caused by heart attack'
    Media name/outletITV Granada
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date8/06/22
    DescriptionA new biodegradable gel has been developed by the University of Manchester to repair damage caused by a heart attack.

    Experts at the university, backed by the British Heart Foundation (BHF), created the substance, which can be injected directly into the beating heart.

    The gel - made of amino acids called peptides, the building blocks of proteins - works as a scaffold for injected cells to grow new tissue.

    It behaves like a liquid when it is under stress as the peptides disassemble, and then work to reassemble, making it a solid.

    This holds the cells in place as they graft onto the heart.
    URLhttps://www.itv.com/news/granada/2022-06-07/new-biodegradable-gel-could-repair-damage-caused-by-heart-attack
    PersonsKatharine King
  • TitleSpecial gel could repair damage caused by heart attacks, study suggests
    Media name/outletMail Online
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date8/06/22
    DescriptionA biodegradable gel could regenerate tissue and repair damage caused by heart attacks, a study suggests.

    Researchers from the University of Manchester and the British Heart Foundation found the gel could deliver cells directly into a living heart – and help them to flourish and grow.

    The gel is made of amino acids called peptides, which are the building blocks of proteins.

    URLhttps://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-10894869/Special-gel-repair-damage-caused-heart-attacks-study-suggests.html
    PersonsKatharine King
  • TitleNew biodegradable gel could 'repair damage cause by heart attack'
    Media name/outletThe Express
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date8/06/22
    DescriptionA new biodegradable gel has been developed to repair the damage caused by a heart attack. Experts at the University of Manchester, backed by the British Heart Foundation (BHF), created the substance, which can be injected directly into the beating heart.
    URLhttps://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/1622007/heart-attack-biodegradable-gel-manchester-university-bhf
    PersonsKatharine King
  • TitleGel that repairs heart attack damage could improve health of millions
    Media name/outletThe Guardian
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date8/06/22
    DescriptionBritish researchers have developed a biodegradable gel to repair damage caused by a heart attack in a breakthrough that could improve the health of millions of survivors worldwide.

    There are more than 100,000 hospital admissions every year due to heart attacks in the UK alone – one every five minutes. Medical advances mean more people than ever before survive, with 1.4 million Britons alive today after experiencing a heart attack. But hearts have a very limited ability to regenerate, meaning survivors are left at risk of heart failure and other health problems.
    URLhttps://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/jun/08/gel-repairs-heart-attack-damage-improve-health-millions
    PersonsKatharine King

Keywords

  • heart disease