May 23, 2012

Skin From Heart Attack Patients Transformed into Beating Heart Cells


Tim Nelson, who works on regenerative medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, said the work improved scientists' understanding of how induced pluripotent stem cells might be used to treat humans with heart disease. "These bioengineered cells have been demonstrated to integrate into the host heart tissue and not disrupt normal electrical activity. This is an important feature required to translate this technology towards clinical applications," he said.


The Guardian by Ian Sample

Tags: Cardiology, Dr. Tim Nelson, heart disease, Mayo Clinic Rochester, stem cells, Technology, The Guardian

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