Posted on | May 23, 2012 | Comments Off
The heart cells created from patients’ skin were at the same stage of development as those of a newborn baby
Skin cells from patients with advanced heart failure were turned into beating heart cells in a dish that were young and healthy.
Scientists have turned skin tissue from heart attack patients into fresh, beating heart cells in a first step towards a new therapy for the condition.
The procedure may eventually help scores of people who survive heart attacks but are severely debilitated by damage to the organ.
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