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Scar tissue gets new life as heart muscle

DUKE (US) — A new process that turns scar tissue that forms after a heart attack into heart muscle cells could eliminate the need for stem cell transplant.As reported in the journal Circulation Research, scientists used molecules called microRNAs to trigger the cardiac tissue conversion in a lab dish and, for the first time, in a living mouse, demonstrating the potential of a simpler process for tissue regeneration....

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Source: Futurity.org - Monday, 30 April, 2012


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