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Stem cells may be the cure for damaged hearts

Discussion in 'Science & Technology' started by twilyth, Nov 15, 2011.

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    Stems cells were harvested from patients and then grown in the lab. When they were reintroduced to areas affected by scarring from previous heart attacks, not only was the scarring reduced but the pumping ability of their hearts improved - often dramatically.

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    Could a mod please fix the title to say "stem cells" instead of "stems"? Thank you.
     
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    Title fixed Twil.
     
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    Isn't there stem cell treatments? I remember hearing about a lady who lost part of her pinky and regrew it with a few months of stem cell treatments and $1700
     
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    Thank you. :)
    You're just . . . twisted. You're the guy who sees a naked woman on a motorcycle and wonders if it's a '98 Ducati or a '97. :toast:
    Good point. Previously they had used stem cells from bone marrow I think and they didn't work. So one Dr. had the idea to harvest the cells directly from the heart. I think this was more difficult not only in terms of gaining access (the first patient had them harvested during open-heart surgery), but also because there are so few natural heart stem cells.
     
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    this is why we should harvest clones :p
     

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