Stem cells used to restore damaged heart muscles - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/20/09

Stem cells used to restore damaged heart muscles

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - For the first time, researchers at the Mayo Clinic have converted stem cells into cells that can repair the heart.

This process has been done before to treat other diseases, like Parkinson's. But in this study, they injected the converted stem cells into the damaged hearts of mice and found the cells were able to restore heart muscle that had been lost during a heart attack. In addition, they found it even stopped the progression of damage.

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