Scientists generate heart cells from skin cells

In a stunning development that could benefit people who have survived heart attacks, scientists have been able to create heart cells from the skin cells of patients. While laboratory tests have only been conducted on rats, the procedure addresses a problem where transplants are rejected by the immune system of the receiving party. Creating heart cells from the same patient’s own tissues avoids the problem entirely. The new tissue was said to be the same stage as that of a newborn baby, beating in synchrony with existing heart cells.

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