Studies show stem cells' potential to repair damaged hearts, muscles

04/30/2014 | USA Today

Two new studies highlight the regenerative potential of stem cells as cardiac and muscular treatments. In the journal Nature, researchers reported finding that human embryonic stem cells developed into beating tissue after being injected into the damaged hearts of pigtail macaques. In the journal Science Translational Medicine, a study described how patients' stem cells developed into muscle tissue on implanted scaffolds.

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