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'Heart Disease-On-A-Chip' Made From Patient Stem Cells
2014-05-12 03:22:55

[ Watch The Video: Cardiac Tissue Contractile Strength Differences Shown Using “Heart-On-A-Chip” ] Harvard University Harvard scientists have merged stem cell and 'organ-on-a-chip' technologies to grow, for the first time, functioning human heart tissue carrying an inherited cardiovascular disease. The research appears to be a big step forward for personalized medicine, as it is working proof that a chunk of tissue containing a patient's specific genetic disorder can be replicated...

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2008-06-23 10:25:00

Finding offers hope of recapitulating developmental events to regenerate tissue Researchers at Children's Hospital Boston are continuing to document the heart's earliest origins. Now, they have pinpointed a new, previously unrecognized group of stem cells that give rise to cardiomyocytes, or heart muscle cells. These stem cells, located in the surface of the heart, or epicardium, advance the hope of being able to regenerate injured heart tissue. This finding, published online by the journal...


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