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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.
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