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Thursday, October 15, 2009
"This moves us closer to heart stem cell therapy."
A team of Harvard Stem Cell Institute scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and collaborators at Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has taken a giant step toward the possibility of using human stem cells to repair damaged hearts. The researchers led
by Kenneth Chien, M.D., PhD, director of the MGH Cardiovascular Research Center, report using a mouse
version of a human cardiac master stem cell to create a functioning strip of
mouse heart muscle.
Link to full Harvard Stem Cell Institute release.
Sue McGreevey, 617 724-2764, firstname.lastname@example.org
Harvard Stem Cell Institute, B. D. Colen, 617 495-6821, email@example.com
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