Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute have conducted both animal trials and experimental procedures using stem cells to regenerate heart tissue and reduce scarring after heart attacks.
Apparently the stem cells don’t do the regenerating, but they stimulate healthy heart tissue and stem cells already in the heart. That is, existing heart cells rebuild functioning heart muscle.
While the process of rebuilding happens normally in response to heart attack, the stem cell therapy is able to escalate it.
The process of using a heart patients own heart tissue to grow specialized stem cells, which are then injected back into the heart is to be patented.
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