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July 18, 2011 /  Nivea

How Stem Cells Turn Into New Heart Tissue

Researchers have identified a protein that can direct stem cells to become either new heart muscle or blood vessels. The research, which was carried out in zebrafish, offers insight into how it might be possible one day to generate tissues to repair the human heart after damage inflicted by a heart attack.

via Protein Switch Controls How Stem Cells Turn Into New Heart Tissue

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