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Skin cells to heart cells

January 31st, 2011 · 1 Comment

Adult Skin Cells Converted Directly to Beating Heart CellsScienceDaily (Jan. 31, 2011) — Scripps Research Institute scientists have converted adult skin cells directly into beating heart cells efficiently without having to first go through the laborious process of generating embryonic-like stem cells. The powerful general technology platform could lead to new treatments for a range of diseases and injuries involving cell loss or damage, such as heart disease, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s disease.

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