|The surgery is the equivalent to creating the stage of a patient's heart cells when they are just born, a doctor said|
Lab scientists on Wednesday reported that for the first time they had taken skin cells from patients who had suffered heart failure and turned them into cells that could repair damaged cardiac muscle. read more..
Scientists turn skin cells into beating heart muscle
|To match skin to stem cells for heart failure patients Fluorescent images of human heart cells generated from induced pluripotent stem cells of heart failure patients in an undated image. REUTERS/Lior Gepstein/Handout|
Scientists have for the first time succeeded in taking skin cells from patients with heart failure and transforming them into healthy, beating heart tissue that could one day be used to treat the condition. read more..