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This Week in Nature

In Nature this week, a team of German researchers report on the discovery that microRNA-34a is induced in the aging heart, and that in vivo silencing or genetic deletion of the small, non-coding RNA reduces age-related cardiomyocyte cell death. Additionally, inhibition of the miRNA reduces cell death and fibrosis following heart attack and improves recovery.

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