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Scientists turn patients' skin cells into heart muscle cells to repair their damaged hearts

For the first time scientists have succeeded in taking skin cells from heart failure patients and reprogramming them to transform into healthy, new heart muscle cells that are capable of integrating with existing heart tissue. read ...
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Scientists Repair Heart Attack Damage Using Patient's Own Stem Cells To Regrow Healthy Heart Muscle

Health : Medical News Today (3 years ago)

Details of a small clinical trial published in The Lancet on Tuesday reveal how scientists helped patients with hearts damaged by heart attack to re-grow healthy heart muscle and reduce scar tissue with an infusion of stem cells tak... Read Post

Scientists Turn Human Skin Cells Into Healthy Heart Cells

Health : Healthland (2 years ago)

In a medical first, scientists in Haifa, Israel, took skin cells from two heart failure patients and reprogrammed them into stem cells that generated healthy, beating heart muscle cells in the lab. Though human testing is likely a d... Read Post

Skin Cells Can Be Engineered Into Pulmonary Valves for Pediatric Patients

Health : Newswise Medical News (54 minutes ago)

Researchers have found a way to take a pediatric patient's skin cells, reprogram the skin cells to function as heart valvular cells, and then use the cells as part of a tissue-engineered pulmonary valve Read Post

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