New Heart Muscles Grow From Old Skin Cells



cardiac stem cells
Israeli researchers have succeeded in gathering skin cells from patients with heart failure and convincing them to transform into fully functional and young heart cells. A skin cell is reprogrammed into a stem cell by means of adding three genes and some acid, and those stem cells can differentiate into many things, including heart tissue. At this stage the new heart tissue was introduced to the existing tissue in a petri dish, two of which started to beat in sync in a few days, and afterwards that tissue was successfully implanted into living rat hearts. There are about another 15 years before this may be considered in treatment of humans, however that might be the beginning of something big.
Via: dvice.com

Donate BTC: 1DUUZbiqjbJvzjuRZEwTS47bqgmnhEJ4XG

Donate ETH: 0x981FcEAAa895C6cee76D2876e9AfC649Dc0C4c75

More Posts:

The Future Of Nano-Electric Power Generation
High Speed Motorcycle: No Helmet Needed
Infinite Book Concept
Robotic Legs + Brain-Like Controller = Human Motion Mimic (+VIDEO)
First Human Brain Hacked By Researchers
Futuristic MicroMAX Car Concept Features High Level Of User Interaction
Mab - Finalist Electrolux Design Lab 2013
The Top 10 Personal 3D Printers
Supercomputers: Ground-Breaking Research Into Quantum Technology
FlexEnable's Flexible Display