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Medical News and Perspectives
December 6, 2006

Search Is On for Cells That Repair Heart

JAMA. 2006;296(21):2541. doi:10.1001/jama.296.21.2541

New York—While some organs such as the liver have impressive regenerative properties, the heart has very limited self-healing capacities. In an attempt to boost heart regeneration, scientists are studying potential therapies that could replace heart tissue that might otherwise be left permanently damaged following injury. At the New York Stem Cell Foundation's recent Translational Stem Cell Research Conference, scientists discussed the progress and pitfalls of these studies.

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