Study sheds light on how zebra fish regenerate injured heart

03/24/2010 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Researchers found that the zebra fish has the ability to regenerate its damaged heart within a month by enabling its mature cardiac muscle cells to undergo dedifferentiation instead of going back to a state similar to embryonic stem cells. The finding might explain why stem cells fail to repair human hearts in clinical development.

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