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Breakthrough in Heart Research at Hebrew U

Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem announced on Sunday a discovery that could have important implications for the treatment of heart failure.

The research, conducted by doctoral candidate Inbal Rachmin, under the supervision of Prof. Ehud Razin and Dr. Sagi Tshori shows that the use of a protein called Erbin acts as a brake against excessive growth of heart muscle, often a precursor to heart failure.

The discovery also has implications for breast cancer treatment, which is often treated with an antibody called Herceptin. Studies have shown that 5-10 percent of breast cancer patients treated with Herceptin together with chemotherapy have a significant decrease in heart function. In contrast, the current research suggests that the use of Erbin could effectively treat some breast cancers while also protecting the heart.
 

About the Author: Avi is a news writer for The Jewish Press. In the past, he has covered Israel and the Jewish world for Israel National News, Ami magazine and other international media.


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4 Responses to “Breakthrough in Heart Research at Hebrew U”

  1. Keep up the great work make the beats go on in definately!

  2. Maybe they will find a true heart to stop the STEALING from USA moms and grandmoms they are conducting too!

  3. Israel keeps turning out incredible miracles! And why aren’t they mentioned by our media? Because our media is a bunch of brown-nosed idiots!

  4. Since I had a recent diagnosis of beginning heart failure and my daughter has had a bout with breast cancer, this article is of great interest to me. Thank you.

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