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Lillehei Heart Institute


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    Naoko Koyano Receives 2015 Bacaner Award

    LHI Faculty member Naoko Koyano-Nakagawa, Ph.D. has been awarded the 2015 Dr. Marvin and Hadassah Bacaner Research Award in cardiology.

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    A Ground-breaking Treatment for Muscular Dystrophy

    Rita Perlingeiro talks to Access Minnesota about repairing muscle using a patients own skin cells.

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    Cells believed to regenerate heart cells instead create vessels

    LHI researchers also unlocked the answer to a key question in cardiovascular medicine when they discovered that the cells may help grow new blood vessels.

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The Lillehei Heart Institute

The Lillehei Heart Institute brings together faculty and students committed to cardiovascular scholarship, facilitating their interaction and allowing them to share core University resources. Financial support from the Institute provides the margin of excellence that enhances our competitiveness in the global effort to cure heart and vascular diseases.

The Institute is built on the legacy of University of Minnesota icons that created a culture of innovation and discovery. Today, established investigators who have secured highly competitive federal, corporate and foundation research grants working together with the next generation of young investigators to lessen the toll of cardiovascular disease on all of us.

In the News

New Treatment for MD
Rita Perlingeiro, Ph.D. talks to Access Minnesota about her ground-breaking method to treat Muscular Dystrophy.
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Video: Healing Hearts at the U

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