SCIENTISTS GROW BEATING HEART FROM STEM CELLS

Posted on January 11, 2017

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Independent: “A team of scientists from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School have used adult skin cells to regenerate functional human heart tissue.”

“The study, published in the journal Circulation Research, detailed that the team took adult skin cells, using a technique called messenger RNA to turn them into pluripotent stem cells, before inducing them to become two different types of cardiac cells.
Then for two weeks they infused the hearts with a nutrient solution, allowing them to develop under the same circumstances a heart would grow inside a human body.”

Since the organ is commonly rejected research is attempting to reduce the regeneration time.

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Independent: Scientists can now grow a beating human heart from stem cells

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