Scientists use cord blood cells to grow heart cells

10/14/2011 | Toronto Sun

British researchers were able to grow cardiac muscle cells by expanding umbilical cord blood cells seven times. "Our research suggests that in the future, stem cells derived from cord blood-bank facilities might be used for repair after a heart attack," said lead author Raimondo Ascione from the University of Bristol. The findings were published in the journal Stem Cell Reviews & Reports.

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