Stem cell class might help treat atherosclerosis

08/17/2009 | Yahoo!

U.S. researchers reported that they found a class of stem cells, called coronary vascular progenitor cells, that develop into coronary arteries and could pave the way for the treatment of atherosclerosis. Dogs with a blocked coronary artery showed improvement in blood flow and cardiac function a month after receiving an injection of the cells, the scientists found.

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