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Scientists just used stem cells from one monkey to heal the hearts of five others
 

Scientists just used stem cells from one monkey to heal the hearts of five others

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Scientists in Japan have used cardiac muscle cells derived from the stem cells of a macaque to mend the damaged hearts of five other monkeys.
 
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12 Oct 2016 - General
 
Stem cells to repair myocardial injuries have long been an area of interest among researchers. In the united states, scientists have even been able to 'grow' a beating heart out of stem cells on a petri dish. This news from Japan is not exactly the same, but it shows some promising effects and the possibility of using stem cells in treating challenging disorders of the heart. It is a monkey that has been the test subjects, but since we share many features with our predecessor apes, I am ...
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