Researchers create heart tissue from skin cells

08/14/2013 | MedGadget.com

A team from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine has developed beating heart tissue from pluripotent stem cells derived from fibroblast cells in the skin. The cells were seeded in a matrix and after several weeks the tissue was capable of 40 to 50 beats per minute. The researchers said the findings could lead to treatments for advanced heart disease.

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