How to Mend a Broken Heart

Posted: September 20, 2011 at 9:02 pm

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Human trials of stem cell therapy for post-heart attack patients have raised as many questions as they have answered — because while the patients have tended to show some improvement in heart function, the stem cells do not appear to turn into heart cells or even survive. But in a featured paper published in the latest edition of the journal Cell Stem Cell, Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) provide a solution to the puzzle — and what appears to be a new use for stem cells.

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How to Mend a Broken Heart

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