cardiology
Holy Grail

Associate Professor James Hudson: mapping the heart using organoids

Associate Professor James Hudson is head of the Cardiac Bioengineering Research Group at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute. He is one of three inaugural Snow Fellows, each receiving $8 million over eight years from the Snow Medical Research Foundation, to pursue game-changing research - in his case using human cardiac organoids.

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Can you sum up this research program in 10 words? Understanding the heart in unprecedented depth to improve cardiac health. What have you discovered so far in this area? Human heart tissue does not grow and turnover of cardiomyocytes in the human heart is very low (< 0.5% per year), so we need to create ...

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