Daniel Lemire is a computer science professor at the University of Quebec (TELUQ) in Montreal. His research is focused on software performance and data engineering. He is a techno-optimist and a free-speech advocate.
In mammals, the heart does not regenerate. Dead heart cells are dead and no replacement is produced. New research shows that this can be changed, in mice, by pumping them up with a small molecule called miR-294. The treated mice saw good heart regeneration.